Private firm acquires EPA Regional headquarters building in KC

The building where the Region 7 headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency are located in Lenexa, Kansas has a new owner.

Washington, D.C.-based Easterly Government Properties announced its acquisition of the 169,585-square foot building. The EPA is the only tenant in the GSA-leased office building. The company did not disclose details of its purchase.

The two-level office building was originally constructed in 2007 on a 30.5-acre piece of land. It underwent a large-scale renovation for the EPA in 2012. The EPA has a 15-year lease and a five-year renewal option, potentially carrying the term through October 2032.

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to U.S. Government agencies. It now owns 67 such properties.

Region 7 is responsible for leading the agency’s efforts in four states, including Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri, as well as nine Tribal Nations.