Rich Muller

Executive Vice President, Development |

Kansas City

As Executive Vice President of VanTrust’s national Science + Technology division, Rich Muller is primarily responsible for identifying, researching, and managing new development opportunities across the life sciences, R&D, institutional, governmental, biotech, pharmaceutical and technology sectors. As a founding member of VanTrust, Rich has been with the company since its founding in 2010, previously serving as the Kansas City Market Lead. He is a registered architect who has worked in the design, construction, and real estate industries since 1993.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Rich has cultivated a broad spectrum of commercial real estate experience in a wide variety of product types including office, mixed-use, multifamily, and industrial. He has completed development and redevelopment projects in the Midwest with a total value exceeding $1 billion.

Rich serves on the Johnson County Community College Foundation Board of Directors, the Kansas City Chamber’s Access to Capital Committee and is involved with the Urban Neighborhood Initiative. Rich’s notable local project experience includes the development of new headquarters buildings for Burns & McDonnell, Kiewit Engineering, AMC, Freightquote, Scor, Tortoise Capital, Dairy Farmers of America, and Creative Planning.

Community Affiliations
  • Foundation Board of Directors, Johnson County Community College
  • Foundation Advisory Council, Kansas City Chamber
  • Access to Capital Committee, Kansas City Chamber
  • Member, KC SmartPort
  • Urban Neighborhood Initiative, Phillips Collective Committee
  • Board of Directors, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
Professional Affiliations
  • Registered Architect, Kansas
  • NAIOP, Past-President, KC Chapter

Notable Projects

The Kessler at Meadowbrook
The Inn at Meadowbrook
Plaza Vista – Polsinelli Headquarters
Plaza Vista – Hotel Sorella
Park Place Residences & Axis Lofts
Meadowbrook Park Redevelopment
Kiewit Regional Headquarters
Brookside 51
51 Main
Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters
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