The Kansas City Star

Allen Group Hires Engineering Director

June 29, 2007

The Allen Group, developer of the KC Logistics Park intermodal facility near Gardner, has named Patrick Robinson the director of engineering for Allen Development of Kansas.

Robinson will assist with the management, coordination and development of public and private infrastructure improvements in and around The Allen Group developments in the Kansas City area. His primary focus will be to coordinate and supervise land development activities, consultants, contractors, project schedules, budget administration and construction associated with the nearly 1,000-acre KC Logistics Park.

“We are very pleased to have Patrick join the team in Kansas City,” Allen Development of Kansas President William Crandall said. “His wealth of experience in commercial real estate and financing of public infrastructure improvements will be invaluable to the development of the KC Logistics Park, as well as the company as a whole.”

Prior to joining The Allen Group, Robinson served as land planning and entitlement manager for Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s largest house builders. During his time with Pulte Homes, he served as the primary point of contact with consultants and governmental agencies. Robinson’s experience includes entitlement approvals for more than 1,000 acres of commercial and residential land developments, land acquisition and disposal, and financing of public infrastructure improvements.

Robinson received a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. A registered professional engineer, he is a member of the American Public Works Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Kansas City Area Development Council.

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