Todd concentrates his practice on sophisticated commercial real estate transactions. Known for representing municipalities and developers in high-profile development and redevelopment projects in the Kansas City area and beyond, Todd leads many public sector and private developer clients in the use of public incentives and other financing to make their projects successful.
Focused on commercial real estate and development with an emphasis on public-private partnerships, for many years Todd has led client teams on major local projects financed with public incentives. He is the chair of the firm’s Real Estate and Public Finance practice division nationwide and he proudly works to grow local communities through innovative projects such as Village West in Kansas City, Kansas – including Children's Mercy Park, the home stadium for Sporting KC and the related Pinnacle project – the home for the U.S. Soccer National Education Center. He is currently working on Kansas City's largest mixed-use project, Bluhawk, a southern Overland Park, Kansas project which plans to develop and build a 3,500-seat arena, an indoor multi-sport athletic complex, over 600,000 square feet of retail, hotel and commercial space, along with office and multi-family housing. Todd’s experience with public incentives for such projects includes tax increment financing (TIF), STAR Bonds, community improvement districts (CID) and tax abatement, among other public financing tools.
Todd also has significant experience representing landlords and tenants in commercial leasing matters involving office, retail and industrial property. He has represented sellers and purchasers in the commercial property conveyance, and lenders and borrowers on loans secured by real estate.
Todd received his B.S. from Regis University in 1993 and his J.D. from the University of Kansas in 1996.