Cultivating value,
Producing results.

Real estate development COMPANY & brokerage serving the Kansas City area and beyond.

What We Do at Cultivate Realty and Development

Property Development

Cultivate Realty and Development is a boutique real estate development company and brokerage firm focusing primarily on retail, office, and residential development. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, founder Fred C. Merrill is creating new opportunities for growth in the future of real estate.

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Fred c. Merrill – Owner

Commercial Real Estate Developer

I have been in the Kansas City real estate business since 2003, working with my family at Merrill Companies, LLC. There, I facilitated commercial real estate development deals and conducted sales and leasing negotiations for projects, including Prairiefire–one of the most visited mixed-use developments in KC–IronHorse Centre, Lionsgate Centre, and other retail and office developments.

I come from a long line of entrepreneurs involved in the milling business, grain trading, and real estate. I have always been passionate about finding value in undervalued real estate and developing a plan to bring it to life in new, exciting ways that benefit the surrounding communities. I currently own two restaurants and am well versed in sales vs. cost for retail and hospitality transactions. Using my extensive knowledge of the real estate industry, I can help you facilitate new development for commercial and residential properties.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Erin, and three children, Brayden, Evie, and Elise. You can find us listening to our favorite music and cheering for the Chiefs, Royals, and Wildcats.

– Fred c. Merrill

“My mission is to cultivate relationships and create value in Kansas City real estate and beyond.”

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Knowledgeable & connected real estate developer

Real estate developers wear many hats to effectively and efficiently facilitate a real estate deal from start to finish. At Cultivate Realty and Development, we do it all, from visualizing a concept to establishing market demand to securing financing. As a brokerage company, we can also support investors by identifying investment properties with stabilized income or attractive upside potential.

My experience is vast and diverse–from facilitating and managing the development process to securing partnerships with municipalities and financing to creating a development plan that satisfies market demand. I have experience in several different assets of real estate: office, retail, hospitality, and residential, and I believe in cultivating long-lasting relationships built on trust. I am dedicated to finding fair solutions that benefit all parties in a real estate transaction, adding value not just to the property but to the people involved in developing it.

Why Cultivate Realty and Development?

Ready to Cultivate Your Next Real Estate Opportunity?

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Real estate is constantly evolving, and you must be knowledgeable and stay up-to-date with trends to evolve with it. I am continually identifying development, investment, sales, and leasing opportunities for retail, office, hospitality, and residential properties. Let’s work together on your next real estate development project in Kansas City and beyond.

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