Representatives of Sammons Financial Group, state, city, KDC and construction leaders cut the ribbon on the company’s new West Des Moines building.


08/09/21 | Press Release

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – (August 5, 2021) – KDC, a leading developer and acquirer of award-winning mixed-use projects and corporate build-to-suit campus projects for major companies, has completed construction of Sammons Financial Group’s new corporate headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa.

The 217,000-square-foot Class A office building, located at 8300 Mills Civic Parkway, features six stories of innovative design, creating space for current and future employees and contractors to work collaboratively. Sammons Financial Group’s new corporate home unites all the company’s West Des Moines-area offices under one roof with space allocated for expansion in the next 10 to 20 years.

“Sammons Financial Group is a great success story in terms of managing its growth and preparing for future opportunities,” said Steve Van Amburgh, KDC CEO. “We took this into account during the planning process and created an environment that nurtures excellent customer service and an employee and client-first mentality.”

The building features a contemporary design, additional collaborative space and a two-story amenity area with outdoor access to walking trails surrounding the property. KDC and Sammons Financial Group worked together on these additions to attract and retain new and existing talent.

“As you look around, you see the results of a successful building project,” said Sammons Independent Annuity Group president and West Des Moines site leader Rob TeKolste. “Our many construction partners came together as a team – from laying a firm foundation, to erecting steel framework, walls, windows, paint and floorcoverings. It has been fun to watch our employees return to the office and see their powerful reactions.”

Sammons Financial Group is a privately held company that provides life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products for its clients.

The Weitz Company served as the general contractor with SVPA and HKS as the project architects.

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About KDC

KDC is a leading corporate build-to-suit development and investment firm for companies across the country. For more than 30 years, KDC has produced approximately 36 million square feet valued at over $9 billion. KDC addresses the future of Corporate America by developing walkable, mixed-use urban environments anchored by notable clients, and specializes in data center and broadcast studio build-to-suits. KDC's portfolio includes developments for FedEx, J.P Morgan Chase, Liberty Mutual, Raytheon, State Farm (Dallas and Atlanta offices), and Toyota North America. KDC is headquartered in Dallas and is supported by a national team with offices in Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, please visit

About Sammons® Financial Group, Inc.

The companies of Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. help families and businesses protect their future to enjoy life’s moments today. A subsidiary of Sammons Enterprises, Inc., Sammons Financial Group is privately owned with member companies that are among the most enduring and stable in the financial services industry. Our companies include Midland National® Life Insurance Company (including Sammons® Corporate Markets); North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®; Sammons Institutional Group® (including Midland Retirement Distributors® and Sammons Retirement Solutions®). Together, we offer today’s most sought-after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Sammons Financial Group: With You for Every Moment®.

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