Briarcliff Development Company was formed by Charles Garney in 1994 for the purpose of acquiring, developing, leasing, and managing real estate operations for the Briarcliff master plan, a 400-acre infill site located just north of Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, overlooking the Missouri River. Over the past two-plus decades, BDC has developed over 310 single family residences, 700 apartment units, and 630,000 square feet of commercial space, and has partnered in hospitality projects totaling more than 475 rooms.
Today, as we near the completion of Mr. Garney’s initial vision, BDC is expanding its boundaries. While we continue to own and manage the commercial portfolio and work towards the full buildout of the Briarcliff master plan, we look to apply our expertise towards other communities and for other owners.
In setting out for new opportunities, we are led by our core beliefs and a strong business brand. Service is our number one goal, excellence is our standard, we believe integrity is the shortest path to success, and our intentions are win-win in all relationships. These values shape how we view real estate development as community development and keep us focused on creating successful, quality projects.
The team at Briarcliff is a pleasure to work with. They are incredibly prompt, friendly, and foster a family like atmosphere here in the Village. I would highly recommend Briarcliff area to any business that is looking for a place to grow their business.Jeff King, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones
University of Kansas, B.S., Business Administration
Colorado School of Banking, 1980 Graduate
Partnered with father in Garney Plumbing & Heating Co. –Kansas City, MO
Founder and Chairman, Garney Companies, Inc.- Kansas City MO (a heavy utility construction Company)
Vice President of Business Development and Chairman of the Board
Seeking new development opportunities.
University of Kansas, B.S. in Journalism, Business Communications
Julie grew up exploring the land alongside her father as he was acquiring the area now known as Briarcliff. After graduating from KU, she worked for the KC Chiefs from 1993-1998 and then moved to Des Moines, Iowa. In Des Moines she started her own event planning business, The Event Pros, focusing on charitable & corporate events. She joined the Board of Briarcliff Development in 2012 and now serves as Chairman of the Board.
Strategic planning, implementation of policy, and pursuing growth opportunities while continuing to strengthen the foundation of the company.
Kansas State University, B.S. Civil Engineering, Construction Option
Business Minor w/Finance Emphasis
Richie has been involved with Briarcliff since 2003, serving as owner representative and managing numerous commercial and infrastructure projects. He also serves as President of Underground Services, which was formed to backfill the mine underneath much of the Briarcliff property. Past work experience includes Kiewit Construction and Bucher Willis & Ratliff.
Specializing in the management of all commercial office and retail product for Briarcliff Development Company.
B.A. Psychology 1998 William Jewel College
Before coming to BDC, worked for Rubenstein Real Estate Co, LC in Overland Park, KS for 10 years. Specializing in leasing and managing commercial, retail, and office properties which included local, national, and regional tenants.