BARNEY A. KARBANK (1924-2005)
Founder, B. A. Karbank & Co. LLP
Since starting in the real estate business in 1946, Barney sold, leased, developed and built millions of square feet of industrial and commercial buildings throughout the U.S. for many companies such as Borg-Warner, General Electric, Sunkist Growers, Armstrong Cork, TRW, McCormick & Co., Southwestern Bell, National Steel, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Contel, Sysco Foods and Ford Motor Co. He established B. A. Karbank & Co. in 1950, and served as its Chairman until his death in 2005. His many professional and business affiliations included:
Society of Industrial & Office Realtors® (former national Vice President); American Society of Real Estate Counselors (former Chairman of the Mid-Central Region); Real Estate Board of Kansas City; and Institute of Real Estate Management (Certified Property Manager®). He served on the Boards of Directors of First Federal Bank of Kansas City; Chicago Title Insurance Co. (Kansas City division); Johnson County Mortgage Co.; Corfac International® (Corporate Facilities Advisors); and served on the boards of many other financial and commercial enterprises. He was a member of the Kansas City, MO City Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment, and has been an officer and/or board member of many civic, philanthropic and religious organizations.
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Brief History of Karbank Real Estate Company's Founding.
Barney Karbank's first development project.
Article about Mr. Karbank's life in real estate (from The Kansas City Star on January 18, 2005).