In 1928, Howard W. Allen incorporated his fledgling bus line, Allen’s Auto Stage, as Missouri, Kansas & Oklahoma Coach Lines, Inc. That small bus operation grew to become a regional intercity carrier serving the nation’s mid-section in both regular route and charter bus operations.
Diversification efforts in the early 1970’s established the company in the commercial real estate business under the name of Venture Properties. In an overhaul of the corporate structure in the late 1980’s, prior to the disposal of the bus operating division, the corporate name was changed to H W Allen Co., LLC in tribute to the founder.
What We Do
Venture Properties is in the business of investing in, and managing commercial retail and office properties primarily in the Tulsa area. The company currently owns and operates nearly 600,000 square feet of retail space in 14 properties ranging in size from 3,000 square feet to 175,000. Most of the centers are tenanted by locally owned businesses, similar to the ones found in any typical neighborhood shopping district, and anchored by a large grocery or regional hardware store.
The company’s interests also include the MK&O Ranch, a commercial cow-calf operation in the Flint Hills of southeastern Kansas, oil and gas exploration, and lease financing through our subsidiary company Landmark Financial Corporation with offices in Denver, Colorado area.