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Jones Development Celebrates 30 years in Business

January 1, 2024

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KANSAS CITY, MO – Jones Development, a national leader in industrial real estate development, proudly announces the celebration of its 30th year in business. Since its inception in August 1994, Jones Development has been at the forefront of the industry, consistently delivering excellence in the field of industrial real estate development.

For three decades, the company, founded by Kevin Jones, has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to innovation, sustainability, and community engagement. The company has successfully created modern industrial workplaces and met the needs of many blue-chip clients across 39 states, and Canada including: Amazon, Walmart, DHL, FedEx, Frito Lay as well as Hungry Root and O’Reilly Automotive.

"Reaching our 30th year in business is a momentous occasion for Jones Development," said Kevin Jones, now Chairman of the Board.

Jones Development, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has completed nearly 20,000,000 square feet of industrial space nationwide with an aggregate value of approximately $2 billion.

In October of 2023, Jones Development announced that the next generation of the family-owned business would be leading the company for the foreseeable future. Nick Jones, who joined the family business nearly twenty years ago was appointed President. 

"This 30-year milestone is a testament to the dedication of our team, the trust of our clients, and the support of our partners and communities. We are immensely proud of our journey thus far, and we look forward to continuing our mission of building exceptional spaces that shape the future," said Nick Jones. 

Recent Project Highlights


  • Olathe, KS: 138.9-acre development known as Free State Exchange, includes plans for two speculative buildings totaling 1.66 million square feet to be anchored by a $200M Wal-Mart beef packing facility. 

  • Liberty, MO: Two separate lots, totaling 11 and 16 acres respectively.  


  • Tampa, FL: 75 acres of land in Brooksville, Florida currently planned for an 895,700 SF speculative building.

  • Orlando, FL: 20 acres of land in Davenport, Florida currently planned for a 108,000 SF speculative building.

  • Greenville, SC: 38 acres currently planned for 407,680 SF speculative building.

  • Dallas, TX: 174 acres between three separate sites in the Dallas surrounding areas:

    • Hutchins, TX:  located in the southeast corner of the Dallas metropolitan area is a 55-acre site currently planned for a 936,200 SF speculative building.

    • Wilmer, TX: located in the southeast corner of the Dallas metropolitan area is a 75-acre site currently planned for a 1,007,500 SF speculative building.

    • Midlothian, TX: located in the southwest corner of the Dallas metropolitan area is a 49-acre site currently planned for a 711,360 SF speculative building.

  • Indianapolis, IN: 

    • Whiteland Exchange: in the Indianapolis suburb of Whiteland, Jones Development has led the speculative development and ongoing sale of over 2.2 million square feet since 2019 with one remaining facility of 375,015 SF to be developed. Current tenants include Amazon, DHL and Amcor, a plastics company. 

    • East Indy Exchange: a master-planned, 120-acre industrial park with eight planned build-to-suit buildings, two of which are built and fully leased, one built and available for lease, and five remaining lots ready to be developed.

  • Detroit, MI: located in the northwest corner of the Detroit metropolitan area is a 190-acre site currently planned for a 715,000 SF building. 

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