Grow Omaha


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Saturdays 9am on News Radio 1110 Kfab

About Grow Omaha

Founded by Trenton Magid and Jeff Beals in 2004, Grow Omaha has become a major force in local media. Grow Omaha focuses exclusively on the 8-county Omaha metropolitan area. We cover real estate development, business happenings, construction, economic development, new restaurant/retail news and much more. Grow Omaha provides daily news on this website, a wide range of content in our weekly market report and entertaining/informative interviews during our weekly radio show on KFAB. Grow Omaha is committed to making Omaha a more vibrant and prosperous place to live, work and visit!

Meet The Founders


Jeff Beals

Jeff Beals is co-founder of Grow Omaha Media and co-host of the Grow Omaha radio show.  He also serves as executive vice president at the NAI NP Dodge commercial real estate firm and president of Jeff Beals & Associates, a sales training and consulting firm with clients in 14 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Jeff is the award-winning author of two books and has published more than a thousand articles. A frequent media guest, he has been featured in Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, Men’s Health, Chicago Tribune and The New York Times. Earlier in his career, he served as dean of student affairs at Clarkson College and taught real estate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He holds Master of Arts and Bachelor of Journalism degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Trenton Magid

Trenton Magid is co-founder of Grow Omaha Media and co-host of the Grow Omaha radio show. He is an executive vice president of NAI NP Dodge, the commercial real estate division of NP Dodge, the nation’s longest-running real estate company.  Licensed in both Nebraska and Iowa, he is consistently one of the top-producing commercial real estate brokers in the Omaha metro area.  Earlier in his career, Trenton was president and managing broker of World Group Commercial Real Estate, a brokerage and property management firm he founded in 1997.  He also is chairman of the Trenton B. Magid Foundation, an organization that donates funds to many worthy causes because there is no Jeffrey S. Beals Foundation.  In 2014, Trenton was appointed by Mayor Jean Stothert to the Omaha Planning Board and served a five-year term. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Meet Our Contributors


Brad Williams

Brad Williams is long-time team member of Grow Omaha Media, a regular content contributor and a substitute co-host on the Grow Omaha radio show.  Brad is the owner of Brad Williams Photography.  You can see Brad’s photos displayed all over the metro area.  His work has been featured nationally in places such as the ABC Nightly News and in Southwest Airlines’ Spirit Magazine.  Brad is also one of 12 shareholders of E & A Consulting Group, Inc., an Omaha-based civil engineering firm with more than 100 employees that has served Nebraska and surrounding areas for more than 50 years.  Over the past 16 years, Brad has worked on hundreds of projects across the metro area.


Nicole Buntgen

Nicole Buntgen is a media professional who has been actively involved in Omaha since she moved in early 2021. She combines her love for food and people with her writing expertise to craft stories, articles, and “bite-sized” snippets about the metro’s growth.

In addition to her Grow Omaha contributions, she is the Marketing Manager for Toast Real Estate Group. Nicole is the author of her memoir, Onward and Upward, and uses her platform to advocate for adoption and mental health awareness. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has worked in various media environments, from print and digital to social media and email marketing.

As a proud Omahan and savvy creative, Nicole consistently looks for opportunities to showcase Omaha as the fantastic city it is. Learn more about Nicole HERE.


Chris Corey

Chris Corey is the managing partner of Arbor Creative and the CEO of BragBird Sales & Leadership Training. He started his career in outside sales in 1998, representing office equipment for over 12 years followed by temporary staffing and eventually commercial security products and solutions. He has managed several territories in the Greater Seattle Area and has experience in managing sales teams.

Chris is an avid movie lover, has experience writing screenplays and has produced and directed several independent short films as well as an independent feature film, which picked up limited distribution. He also has a passion for food and is always looking to expand his culinary skills.

A Seattle native, Chris moved to Omaha with his wife and son in 2017, just three short years after first visiting and falling in love with the area. Chris brings his writing experience, along with his knowledge of film and food, to Grow Omaha Media with film and restaurant reviews.


Eric Miller

Eric Miller is a senior transit planner at Felsburg, Holt & Ullevig (FHU), a transportation engineering and planning company that was founded 40 years ago and has been in Omaha since 2004. Eric has a 20-year career in the transit industry that includes more than a decade at the Regional Transportation District in Denver planning and implementing the FasTracks rail and bus system. He has also worked as a consultant for various companies that included rail projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul and New York City. Eric’s professional background allows him to write interesting and educational articles about transportation in Omaha.