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50 East 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Meet Our Team
Regional Property Manager
As Regional Property Manager, Emelyna Aurich manages a portfolio of over 600 units in Kansas City for The Cordish Companies. Her proven track record includes generating profitable performance by pinpointing operational inefficiencies and encouraging employee morale to create a positive corporate culture. Emelyna is responsible for the day-to-day operations of One Light and Two Light Luxury Apartments and oversees leasing, resident services and the financial success of each property. With over 17 years experience, Emelyna has worked in the multifamily industry, including luxury, affordable and senior housing properties. She is active in the Apartment Association of Kansas City and is a licensed Missouri Real Estate Agent.
Director of Residential Marketing
As the Director of Residential Marketing, Leah is responsible for overseeing the national and local marketing efforts for the residential division for Cordish Living. Leah has over 15 years of experience both in-house and with agencies developing strategic integrated marketing plans, content and collateral, brand messaging, media relations, and digital marketing and analytics. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, she was most recently the Director of Marketing for Ocean Reef Club Sotheby’s International Realty and was instrumental in making them the premier luxury real estate company in the Florida Keys. Passionate about community, Leah volunteers with the Junior League of Kansas City (current), fundraising and development committee for Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City (current), past President of Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys, past Chair of United Way of the Florida Keys, and past board member for Leadership Monroe County.
Lia Maggiorotto is the Property Manager of One Light Luxury Apartments. She brings with her a wide variety of industry knowledge, spanning from the oversight of 30 historically renovated properties in Midtown, Kansas City to facilitating in luxury lease ups located in the River Market. Lia completed her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) certification through the National Apartment Association in 2016 and was honored for her management abilities as a Crystal Merit Award recipient in 2018. Outside of work, you will find her at the golf course or traveling with her family.
Assistant Property Manager
Lindsay Hunt is the Assistant Property Manager for One Light Luxury Apartments and is responsible for effectively computing, classifying and recording numerical data to keep financial records complete while assisting with the leasing, marketing and resident relations for the community. She oversees the lease renewals and move outs for the community ensuring to maintain resident satisfaction. Lindsay started her career in property management after getting her Bachelors in Business Management from Kansas State University. She has worked for luxury apartment homes for over 4 years and brings experience with new construction lease up properties. Lindsay is also involved with the Apartment Association of Kansas City.
As a Leasing Consultant for One Light Luxury Apartments, Sonya assists in leasing, resident services, processing rental applications, marketing, event planning and hosting. With over 4 years’ industry experience, she compliments the team by bringing a wealth of knowledge in luxury residential management and redevelopment projects. Sonya received her NALP (National Apartment Leasing Professional) designation through the Apartment Association of Kansas City. In her personal time, Sonya loves spending time with her poodle, Sammy.
Clinton started his professional career in the Entertainment Industry as the Customer Relations Manager for the largest theatre chain in the nation. He spent 11 years training the Customer Service Department as well as over 500 theatre managers across the nation in handling customer service and customer related issues. After a move to Kansas City from Knoxville, Tennessee in 2014, he slowly found his way into the Leasing Industry. Now with 3 years’ experience, he has found a true passion for guiding prospect residents through each step of their home search, ensuring a perfect fit while providing the very best in customer service. As the Leasing Consultant for One Light, Clinton assists in leasing, resident services, giving tours of the community, processing rental applications, marketing, event planning and hosting. Clinton is experienced in leasing, project management, hospitality, and brings years of experience in customer service management and luxury multifamily buildings.
Concierge and Resident Services
Adeola Oluwatoyin Ajayi, known as AD, brings his passion and excitement to the concierge and resident services team. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, he channels his love for people and helping others through excellent customer service skills, going above and beyond and by creating memorable experiences for residents. AD manages the amenity space rentals, plans exclusive resident events and connects residents to amazing off-site experiences in Kansas City. He has a background in public relations and graphic design.
Social Media Digital Strategist
As the Social Media Digital Strategist, Allison creates, plans and implements strategic social content for each of the Cordish Living properties. In her two years of professional marketing experience, she has gained international and local experience in the business-networking, entertainment, sports and now multi-family industries. She is a member of the Greater Kansas City PRSA chapter and the Social Media Club of Kansas City.
Resident Services Manager
Aneesah Freese is the Resident Services Manager of One Light and Two Light Luxury Apartments. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the front desk. Her ability to identify residents needs quickly is what sets her apart. She is certified in the Missouri Fair Housing Laws and is a Licensed Missouri Real Estate Agent.
Emina Skender is the Resident Services Associate with One Light Luxury Apartments. She has been with One Light for over 2 years and is the go-to person with assisting residents, creating work orders, aiding with package needs, assisting with move in’s, move outs, and answering questions for both residents and guests. With over 8 years of customer service, Emina has the ability to interact enthusiastically and professionally with the residents. Her knowledge of the property is second-to-none.
Press & Related Articles
November 27, 2019 | 435 Magazine
When it comes to apartment living, it’s fair to say Dr. Shaji Pillai has high standards. Pillai, a pediatric physician, moved to Kansas City from New York City, and lived in Chicago before that.
“I’ve had a taste of big city life and that’s one of the main reasons I’ve always lived downtown,” Pillai said. “Downtown Kansas City has been incredibly revitalized over the last 10 years and I’ve been here the whole time.”View Story
November 19, 2019 | Fox 4 Kansas City
A Kansas City Public School teacher got to see where he'll be living rent-free for the next two years this week. Oldham was one of hundreds of Kansas City Public School teachers who signed up for a chance at rent-free living at the One Light apartment building downtown.View Story
May 31, 2019 | Kansas City Business Journal
The entertainment district's new five-year partnership with the Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation comes with a variety of perks, including awarding teachers two-year leases in either the One Light or Two Light luxury apartment towers.View Story
March 15, 2019 | Kansas City Business Journal
As part of this week's Wealthiest ZIP Codes List, we explore the bump upward in Downtown's three main ZIP codes, thanks largely to luxury multifamily properties coming online.View Story
February 18, 2019 | TeamKC Blog
The KC region is home to a breadth of neighborhoods, communities and homes for every lifestyle. Hear from the Director of Residential Leasing and Lifestyle for Cordish Living, Jen DeMeyer, on how luxury amenities at places like One Light and Two Light have played a role in the residential growth of downtown.View Story
July 4, 2018 | The New York Times
n 2002, when Sylvester “Sly” James moved his law office to downtown Kansas City, Mo., he made a wager with a colleague. “I bet him I could walk across Main Street naked at 6 p.m. and nobody would see it,” he recalled. “And the proof that I was right is that no video of that has ever shown up on YouTube.” Downtown, he said, “was freakin’ desolate.”View Story
February 21, 2018 | 41 KSHB Kansas City
Working as a mom poses its own challenges, but that has not stopped one group of women from reaching the executive level at one of downtown’s premier apartment communities.
One Light by The Cordish Companies has been lauded and honored for being the first new high rise of its kind in downtown Kansas City. What you may not realize, it’s all women running executive operations.View Story
January 19, 2018 | The New York Times
Hours before the Sacramento Kings played their N.B.A. home opener in October, Vivek Ranadivé stood on the balcony of the team’s new fourth-floor office at the $1 billion Downtown Commons. He watched hoops fans stream into the year-old Golden 1 Center. He smiled at guests swimming in the rooftop pool of the brand new, 250-room Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. Below him, the open-air plaza at street level bustled with life.View Story
December 6, 2017 | 41 KSHB Kansas City
The Kansas City Power & Light District has partnered with Uber, saying the partnership will make getting rides to and from the area easier.
There will now be designated "Uber Zones" in the area, as well as special perks and promotions offered in the Uber app and Kansas City Power & Light District and Kansas City Live! social media sites.View Story
October 29, 2017 | The Kansas City StarView Story
June 6, 2017 | Kansas City Business Journal
One Light, the Cordish Cos.' 307-unit luxury apartment tower in Kansas City's Power & Light District, has been selected as a finalist in the Urban Land Institute's 2017 Global Awards for Excellence program.
The program honors private, public and nonprofit development projects that achieve the highest standard of excellence in innovative design, construction, economics, planning and management.View Story
January 9, 2016 | Kansas City Business Journal
All of the 2016 Capstone Award winners are outstanding in some way, but one project was a game-changer for Downtown — and the Kansas City skyline.
One Light apartments, the first new construction high-rise apartment tower built in the loop, earned a special judges' recognition not only for the scope and design but for attracting hundreds of residents to Downtown.View Story
December 9, 2015 | KMBC- TV
A vision of high-rise luxury apartments near the Kansas City Power & Light District has become reality with the opening of One Light.
Hundreds of Kansas City residents have already moved into the tower at 50 E. 13th St., drawn by luxury amenities and the promise of spectacular downtown views.View Story
December 9, 2015 | Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas City's One Light celebrated its grand opening in style Tuesday, complete with Quixotic performers, The Kansas City Star reports.
The 25-story luxury apartment tower sits at 13th and Walnut streets in the Kansas City Power & Light District and marks the first new residential tower constructed in or near Downtown since 1976.View Story
December 8, 2015 | The Kansas City Star
Sean O’Byrne, vice president of the Downtown Council of Kansas City, strained to be heard over the party din: “A few years ago, this very spot was the dumpster entrance to the former Jones Store,” he said.
And that, as several speakers noted Tuesday afternoon at the opening celebration for the 25-story One Light apartment tower at 50 E. 13th St., shows how far downtown Kansas City has come.View Story
December 8, 2015 | 41 Action News
The grand opening of One Light in the Power and Light District is happening Tuesday afternoon.
The 25-story apartment tower is the latest addition to the city's skyline.View Story
September 22, 2015 | Kansas City Business Journal
Construction work is coming to a close on the One Light apartment tower, and tenants are expected to start moving in at the end of November.
Nick Benjamin, executive director of The Cordish Co.’s Kansas City Power & Light District, said those who have secured a spot in the 343,000-square-foot luxury apartment complex already should have received move-in notices. Everyone should be moved into the 315-unit building by the end of March. The 25-story, $79 million tower sits at 13th and Walnut streets in Downtown.View Story
May 27, 2015 | The Kansas City Star
Kansas City’s downtown skyline got a tower-topping tree Wednesday morning when city officials gathered at 13th and Walnut streets to celebrate construction of the 25-story One Light apartment building.
The $80 million luxury residential tower, a project of the Cordish Companies, is expected to begin accepting tenants this fall in the 315-unit building.View Story
May 27, 2015 | KMBC.com
A topping-off ceremony helped construction on a luxury high-rise apartment tower in downtown Kansas City pass a key milestone.View Story
May 27, 2015 | Fox 4 News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Construction crews put the final steel beam in place Wednesday on downtown’s newest apartment tower.
About 450 people are expected to live in the new One Light apartment tower when it opens in November.
The Cordish company says about 2,500 people have already expressed interest in living in the luxury high-rise, which is the latest indicator that more people want to be part of downtown’s rebirth by living there.View Story
May 27, 2015 | KSHB 41 Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Power and Light District's "One Light" apartment building achieved a milestone Wednesday morning.
The tower on 13th street between Main and Walnut had its last steel beam installed in a topping-out ceremony.
Business leaders who've had a front seat in the construction process are grateful for the men and women who've built the tower.View Story
February 21, 2015 | Economic Development Corporation
A quick scan across the Kansas City skyline shows evidence of a story that’s unfolding in front of the eyes of people all over the country. In addition to the signature art deco-inspired pylons of The Bartle Hall Convention Center, the graceful curve of the Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts, and the iconic Western Auto sign atop the historic loft building, the city is poised to welcome back the art deco Kansas City Power and Light Building and the sleek and modern One Light apartment tower to the Power and Light District.View Story
Jon Copaken: As people and businesses shift back to the heart of Kansas City, downtown’s time is now
February 15, 2015 | The Kansas City Star
Jon Copaken, principal at Copaken Brooks and newly named chairman of the Downtown Council, writes: Companies seeking to tap a broader talent pool and get into the flow of innovation are looking back to downtown. The leaders and influencers who deny that the move to downtown is real — and is even in their best interest — need to ask themselves why the innovative, entrepreneurial companies see it, understand it and are doing it.View Story
January 14, 2015 | The Kansas City Star
Officials with the city and Cordish, developer of the Power & Light District, are talking about a second apartment high-rise to pair with the One Light residential tower under construction at 13th and Walnut streets. One Light is expected to be completed this fall. The new tower, to be called Two Light, would be built on Truman Road between Walnut Street and Grand Boulevard on a site that is now a parking lot with 83 spaces.View Story
December 30, 2014 | KSHB 41 Action News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - To put it simply, Kansas City is on a roll, and the ball should keep rolling in 2015.
"It really seems like the world is discovering Kansas City, because when you make top ten lists for everything from a wonderful and family friendly affordable city, to being a city for hipsters, for foodies, for craft beer, those are all things that are coming together in this really exciting way," Kansas City, Missouri spokesperson Chris Hernandez said.View Story
December 8, 2014 | Fox 4 News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The downtown residential population in KCMO has quadrupled in the last 10 years, and that number continues to grow.View Story
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