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Midlands Business journal 7/27/18 feature: companies assess existing spaces; community efforts help attract, retain talent

White Lotus Group CEO Arun Agarwal said the ability for companies looking to relo­cate, grow or consolidate locations has been found to be easiest in West Omaha, while multi-national and tech firms are looking more downtown for walkable amenities or "even just because they want to participate in furthering the community," he said.


Leadership class 41 class selected

We are so excited to announce that Arun Agarwal is part of Leadership Omaha's 41st class!

A program of the Greater Omaha Chamber, Leadership Omaha is designed to develop effective leaders who strengthen and transform the community. Class members are chosen based on their demonstrated community involvement and vision for the future of Omaha.


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MIDLANDS BUSINESS JOURNAL FEATURE: Array of redevelopment projects provide varied housing options

Since leasing its Turner Park Apartments in January 2018, White Lotus Group CEO Arun Agarwal said in June all interested residents who toured the building in the last month moved in to the transformed, 58-unit Class C historical apartments. 

Generally, when asked about misconceptions of 'urban living' Agarwal cited "crime vs. diversity"..

"The reality is that the urban lifestyle is denser, and there is definately a higher level of diversity; however, the misconception that this brings negative elements is false in our experience," he said. "Our city thrives on diversity."


MIDLANDS BUSINESS JOURNAL FEATURE: KUHN DRIVES WHITE LOTUS GROUP BY LEVERAGING POTENTIAL IN PROJECTS

Ashley Kuhn's leadership ethos has brought White Lotus Group strong growth across virtually all market sectors, leadership she boils down to some very simple components. 

"My leadership style is, No. 1, transparent. I believe in transparency," she said. "I believe in everybody being able to see every moving part. Second, I lead by example..."

Read the full article below. 


Omaha World Herald Feature: 30 Metro mixed-use building opens — complete with a sculpture reminiscent of site's storied past

The 30 Metro residential and retail complex officially opened Friday, bringing a five-story, $20 million investment to North 30th and Fort Streets.

Unveiled during a ceremony that drew dozens of visitors were 110 apartments, 12,000 square feet of commercial bays — and the Icona, a sculpture that stands near the entrance to the 113,000-square foot complex.

Read the full article below. 


Q&A with White Lotus Group's Ashley Kuhn: How CREW Omaha is providing mentorship, industry knowledge

We sat down with Kuhn to pick her brain about how each of her roles blend together, and how her experiences navigating the waters of CRE have shaped the advice and goals she has for both men and women in the industry today.

Read the full article below. 


30 metro ribbon cutting ceremony

White Lotus Group is proud to open the doors to 110 affordable apartment units at their 30 Metro building in North Omaha with the goal of serving the the Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha campus and surrounding area. 

Learn more below.


KMTV News Feature: Developing downtown Omaha, challenges and opportunities

"We look at each site as a question, what should it be, what could it be, what's financially possible, what's physically possible," said Agarwal. 

Watch the full segment below. 


Midland's Business Journal Feature: rise of 'new' developments in metro harken back to community spirit bygone

Sometimes, one has to look back to move forward. And the establishment and evolution of "districts" within Omaha, at least partly, reflects a return to the neighborhoods of yesteryear - where everything was within walkable "reach"

Read the full article below. 


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Ames Innovation Center seeks to bring tech jobs to North Omaha

KETV visited with White Lotus Group CEO and founder, Arun Agarwal, to discuss our redevelopment project at 56th and Ames

Watch the full segment below.


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White Lotus Group Selected to Develop Baxter Auto Group’s New Omaha Headquarters

Baxter Auto Group will be partnering with White Lotus Group for the development of Baxter’s new future headquarters located at 173rd and West Dodge Road. The headquarters project will be an extension of the three dealerships near 168th and Dodge Road currently under construction. The $20 million headquarters project will help streamline and centralize Baxter’s corporate team and is expected to be completed June 2019.

Read the full press release or Omaha World Herald article below.


Historic Tax Credits Omaha

change to tax credits causes worry

KMTV 3 News Now visited with White Lotus Group CEO and founder, Arun Agarwal, to discuss the local importance of the historic preservation tax credits. 

Watch the full segment below.


WHITE LOTUS GROUP TACKLES THE NOT-SO-PRETTY BUT PROFITABLE STORAGE INDUSTRY

“It’s not sexy,” Arun Agarwal says. “But its risk-reward ratio, as a real estate asset, is among the better ones.”

The topic? Self-storage.

Agarwal, the CEO of White Lotus Group, claims that self-storage facilities could be the "not-so-pretty" but practical solution to the abundance of vacant big box retail properties in Omaha.

Read the full article below. 


review: monarch's big-city service and locally raised, aged meat could redefine our vision of steak

"You could say, without much hesitation, that Monarch is forwarding the Omaha steakhouse tradition. It might be unfamiliar, but at first, the new always is. The restaurant sets diners up for an experience, and any time a restaurant does that, I leave full. And pleased."

Read the full article below. 


hotel deco named best hotel in nebraska by 2018 u.s. News & world report

Hotel Deco received a Silver Badge as the #1 Best Hotel in Omaha and was also named the #1 Best Nebraska Hotel. The Omaha specific announcement states, "Out of 71 hotels, one property — Hotel Deco — stands out for exceptional quality."

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KMTV FEATURE: APARTMENTS, STOREFRONTS IN PROGRESS AT FORMER MISTER C'S PROPERTY

The site of a former Omaha landmark is ready to make its mark once again. 30 Metro is set to open within the next couple of months at 30th and Fort streets. For 55 years, Mister C’s restaurant entertained guests until 2007 at that location. The property went neglected after that, and there was a fire in 2013.

Watch the segment below. 


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MIDLANDS BUSINESS JOURNAL 1/12/18: With Diverse capabilities, White lotus Group lands major projects

"Since taking root in 2003, White Lotus Group has blossomed, completing more than $200 million in projects with another $200 million in its active pipeline - and nearly $100 million in production, according to CEO Arun Agarwal."

Read the full article below. 


White Lotus Group resident artist infuses art into public spaces

"As the in-house artist and public art project manager for White Lotus Group, Omaha native Justin Queal has created a niche for himself, adding the creative element of artwork to "fine tune" the development projects his firm builds."

Read the full article below. 


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White lotus GROUP ANNOUNCES KEY NEW HIRES

Lindsay Hanna joins the team as the Director of Residential Property Management and Delaney Nelson as the Public Relations Marketing Manager. 

Read the full press release below. 


30 Metro Ground Breaking Omaha Nebraska

"White lotus group celebrates ground breaking at 30 metro - a mixed use $20mm building located on 30th & fort, to include apartments and retail"  

Pictured left to right: Alexa Mosqueda, Lynn Gorman, Erin Schager, Andrea Rockwell, Arun Agarwal, and Bill Wardell of White Lotus Group gather on October 21st, 2016 to honor the ground breaking of a new project - across from Metro Community College - Fort Campus. 

Read the full press release below.


DUNDEE FLATS: REVITALIZING OMAHA

White Lotus Group celebrates the development of this exciting residential project - by Sage Capitol - located on 49th and Dodge St - "Dundee Flats."  A modern apartment complex about to begin construction during 2016, with a projected finish within 2017.  

See the KETV newscast on this issue below.


HOTEL DECO xv - On list of best hotels in each state

Though the words “modern luxury” and “Nebraska” aren’t exactly synonymous, this 89-room, ultra-mod hotel is next to the Old Market section of town and pretty much accounts for all of Omaha’s art-deco architecture. Maybe? It’s one of only two AAA four diamond properties in the entire state, and in addition to having Omaha’s best bourbon bar in the lobby, hotel staff will also drive you to the Huskers game in one of their Mercedes sedans, if that's how you roll.