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Kevin K. Nunnink, principal and chairman of Integra Realty Resources, has died. Kevin was involved in the valuation, consulting and development business for nearly 30 years. In addition to owning the Integra’s Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago offices, Nunnink was one of the original founders of Integra Realty Resources, a real estate valuation and counseling companies.

Nunnink has served as the chairman of the board since the company’s formation in 1999. He was also the CEO of IRR Corporate & Public Finance. Three years ago, he spearheaded the launch of IRR-Residential, the parallel residential appraisal services division of the firm, which he also chaired.

“This is an extremely sad day for our company,” stated Joseph Pasquarella, a fellow board member. “Kevin was the driving force behind the creation of Integra Realty Resources. Ten years ago, he had a vision to develop a national company comprised of the nation’s best commercial real estate appraisers and counselors. His ideas and footprint are deeply embedded within the organization and touch almost everyone within the Integra family and its clients.”

Kevin was an expert in all facets of real estate and was the editor-in-chief of Viewpoint, Integra’s annual report on national real estate trends.

“Kevin embodied the spirit of Integra. He was the best in his local and regional market, and he understood how to translate local trends into nationwide results for our clients,” said Ray Cirz, CEO of Integra. “He firmly believed that offering above-and-beyond professional efforts across all local and national markets to provide clients a multitude of valuation and consulting services would make Integra a success. He continually mentored many of our managing directors, streamlined the appraisal process, and instituted consistent research and reporting formats across the entire firm so clients with large, multi-state portfolios could see concise results.”

“Kevin’s respect and success nationally started in Kansas City. He was a prominent, highly sought-after professional for nearly 30 years in the business he built with his wife JoAnn. Kevin was an inspiration to so very many in the real estate profession,” said Kenneth Jaggers, managing director of the Kansas City office. “No project or problem was too challenging for Kevin in his service to developers, investors, lenders, and municipalities. He conducted an annual real estate seminar attended by hundreds of Kansas City’s real estate professionals. Kevin was instrumental in bringing a NASCAR race track, Kansas Speedway, and nearly two million sq. ft. of entertainment retail development to the Kansas City area.”

Kevin served as a member of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s Board of Directors. Most recently, he testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations’ hearing entitled “Strengthening Oversight and Preventing Fraud in FHA and Other HUD Programs.”

Kevin was also a dedicated member of his local community. He was the president of the board of directors of SAFE (The Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund), an organization dedicated to supporting the families of local law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel who have perished while protecting the Kansas City community. He was also involved in the Kansas City Young President’s Organization, the Heart of American Girl Scouts and the Johnson County Cancer Society.

“Kevin’s dedication and tireless work ethic helped our newly-formed firm grow from 23 offices to 50 offices in just 30 months,” said Jeffrey Rogers, president and COO of Integra. “He was instrumental in the design of the business plan and the cornerstones that our company was built upon. He was our friend and he will be dearly missed.” Added Anthony Graziano Sr., “Our hearts go out to all of Kevin’s family and close friends. Our mission remains the same- to see Kevin’s vision and efforts continue to blossom long after the pain of his untimely passing has subsided within us all.”

Kevin is survived by his wife, JoAnn, and his two children, Brandon and Morgan.