Strategic branding for places, spaces and transformational projects.

Highline Partners is a strategic launch firm specializing in places, spaces and transformational real estate projects. No toothpaste, no cat food, no software. 

We work with cities, developers and their teams long before anything is built to help shape the vision, craft the story, and execute the communication materials needed to bring a project to life. Our team includes designers, writers, architects, urban planners, videographers and PR specialists.

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So why did two ad agency veterans leave the sexy world of consumer culture to start a firm that focuses on real estate?

Good question. 

Simply put, Kathryn and Brett grew up in families where real estate and architecture were important. In fact, Kathryn's mom and Brett's dad were partners in real estate long before Kathryn and Brett knew each other. Each of them pursued advertising at the highest levels, Brett in New York at McCann Erickson and Kathryn going digital at VML in Kansas City.

Today they get to work with some of the most interesting developers, civic leaders, and visionaries who are changing the face of cities, improving people's lives and creating spaces where people want to be.


At Highline, we believe places matter, deliberate design makes a difference, and the brand comes to life when it's woven into the entire experience.  


Because real estate developers don't need the same resources as a consumer product, our agency is organized differently. Since 1996 we have developed a network of independent, creative partners who join us to swarm a project and then disappear when complete. 

We take this approach for a few reasons: clients save money; it allows us to be solution agnostic; and we can use the most talented person for the job regardless of where they live.

This network and approach is part of our secret sauce. 



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