UC-B is an award-winning urban developer committed to creating modern places with high-quality design and exceptional quality. We’re dedicated to Kansas City’s urban development and building exciting new places that respect the history of our city. With more than 15 years of experience, we want our projects to honor existing legacies while providing our residents with the advantages of living, working and entertaining in a dynamic, thriving location.

John Hoffman

Portrait of UC-B Owner, John Hoffman: caucasian man in an office. Native of Kansas City, MO. Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1963 with a degree in Latin American Studies.  Joined the Peace Corps and worked in Colombia for two years as a volunteer before joining the staff in Washington, D.C.  After 3 years in the U.S. Army, moved back to Kansas City and joined the investment firm of Dean Witter/Morgan Stanley.  After 33 years, retired in 2002 to devote full time to rebuilding the urban core. Community work included Historic Kansas City Foundation (President 1980-1983), founding member Kansas City Architectural Foundation (1985-2010), served on the board of Kansas City Repertory Theater. Serves on the board of The American Jazz Museum, Boys and Girls Clubs, Harmony.  Founded Arts Alive (1999-present), founded Kansas City Camerata (1991-1998). Started Urban Coeur Development (now Urban Coeur Properties (2002-present).  Projects include 40 Penn Row, Summit at 16th, East Market Row, 30 Gillham Row, Battery Lofts, Triangle Townhomes and Cherry Hill Row.  Restored the Filling Station at 30th and Gillham and helped owner establish a strong business model which now includes five locations in the metro area.  Restored five buildings in the Gillham area and brought the neighborhood back as a viable, vibrant new community.  In Wyandotte County built Boulevard Row and three award winning single family residences at 4409, 4445 and 4460 Rainbow.  Current projects include 7 custom homes in Beacon Hill, 6 custom homes in Longfellow, 22 apartments at 29th and Gillham and 23 apartments at 36th and Gillham. Future projects include new construction of 110 market rate apartments between 53rd and 55th and Troost.  Jointly owns the entire west side of 55th to 56th on Troost.  Restoring facades and improving tenant mix along Troost.a

Lance Carlton

Portrait of UC-B Owner Lance Carlton: caucasian man in blue pullover in front of a construction site. Lance Carlton has been active in real estate for the last 14 years facilitating commercial transactions, and developing and building apartments and single family residential.  He was a 1998 graduate of Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in landscape design/horticulture before moving to Boston and then Kansas City to begin his real estate career. Lance is committed to building quality properties and is focused on developing projects that revitalize urban neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri.  Lance oversees all projects from the initial phases of due diligence from acquisition to entitlement, financial modeling, finance, equity raise, development, general construction, and management/leasing.  Lance has a strong initiative and a unique ability to listen to colleagues, associations, neighbors and vendors allowing him to solve complex urban problems when other typical real estate professionals may not. Lance’s career started in Boston in 1999, working in commercial real estate brokerage interacting with landlords, tenants and negotiating transactions with many local, national and global clients.  After 12 successful years working in Boston, Lance moved to Kansas City where his wife Lynn, a native and urban planning specialist, is the Director of Planning for 360 Architecture. Lance began Bridger Properties to develop, build and manage assets focusing in the urban core of Kansas City.  Soon thereafter, Bridger Properties partnered with Urban Coeur Properties, founded by his father in-law John Hoffman, to create UC-B Properties and continue the mission to develop and build quality, high design, and award winning projects in the urban core.  

Natalie Hall

Natalie Hall_Bio_Pic 3 Natalie is the Office Manager at UC-B Properties and in her role, keeps the UC-B Properties ship sailing smoothly. Natalie has been with the company since October 2016 and has over twenty years of experience in the fields of finance and political fundraising, including fifteen years at Morgan Stanely. Originally from Nebraska, she graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Political Science / International Relations and she has called Kansas City home every since. With a long-held interest in the field of real estate, working with UC-B Properties is a natural fit. In her spare time, Natalie is an avid tennis player and enjoys travel.