KCBJ celebrates Capstone Awards honorees [PHOTOS]

The leading lights of real estate and development in Kansas City gathered Thursday evening at the Populous headquarters in 4800 Main to celebrate the top projects in 2016.

A five-judge panel whittled down a record 108 nominations into 34 honorees, who were feted at the event.

To get started reading about the honorees — available even to nonsubscribers — click here to get to a page that includes links to each project honored.

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