Landmark’s Craig Simon takes over WaterWalk commercial leasing

WICHITA — Craig Simon of Landmark Commercial Real Estate is now handling commercial leasing at WaterWalk Place near Main and Waterman in addition to a few other properties Jack DeBoer owns.

“He’s just really excited about what’s going on downtown,” WaterWalk’s Vanessa Johnson says of Simon. “He’s really interconnected.”

There are five suites left on the west side of the first floor of WaterWalk Place. They’re 1,485 square feet each, except for one smaller suite that is 1,025 square feet.

“Hopefully we’ll have an announcement here in another 30 days,” Simon says of a new tenant.

Current tenants are V Wealth Management, Pulaski Bank, Fabulous Salon and Gifts, Kelley, York & Associates and Brothers & Co.

“That was designed for retail,” Simon says of the ground floor beneath residential condos. “It’s better suited for office right now.”

He says the WaterWalk offices, which are on the east side of the building along Main Street, could be available to lease as well.

“They’re willing to relocate if I had a tenant that wanted to be on that main stretch right in front with Go Wichita,” Simon says. “They would gladly vacate their office.”

In addition to also marketing half an acre DeBoer owns at Topeka and Lewis and almost two acres he owns at K-96 and Woodlawn, Simon is marketing more than half an acre across from WaterWalk at 522 S. Main. That’s at Main and Dewey.

He says it “really has some great promise.”

Simon says WaterWalk does as well.

“Hopefully within the year there will be plans for the next phase of WaterWalk,” he says. “We are hopeful that we can take the next step.”