Author Archives: Bob Voelker

About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i

Why The EB-5 Program Works Well For Real Estate Investments

EB-5 capital is powerful in the mezzanine tranche, but developers need to be patient or have a project that will not need the capital for at least 12 months because of timing issues regarding the release of capital. However, suffice … Continue reading

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The Latent Potential of #DowntownDallas

Amazing difference what narrower two way streets, better sidewalks, parallel parked cars, can make.  Elm & Commerce treat streets as “roads” (platforms to move cars) — whereas Main Street is a “street” — a place you want to be, not … Continue reading

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Urbanism, I-345 Teardown and Affordable Housing in Dallas – Beyond Race/Place Rhetoric to a Metroplex Revolution

Let’s get this out of the way so you can categorize me: I grew up in suburban Kansas City (Overland Park), had 6 minorities in my high school (graduating class of 670), and went to SMU undergrad and law school.  … Continue reading

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Dallas’ Mayor Rawlings and Merten Tell Me the Whole HUD Thing Was Just HUD’s Big Goof. Wow.

Read more at Mayor Rawlings and Merten Tell Me the Whole HUD Thing Was Just HUD’s Big Goof. Wow..

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Dallas & Going Horizontal

From: DRealPoints April 10, 2013 by Bob Voelker What do the following news stories have in common? • Downtown Dallas One-Way Streets Reversing Direction • Updated Master Plan for Downtown Parks Calls for Major New Green Space • Investing to Save: How Encouraging … Continue reading

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HUD Issues Rulings on Practices That May Violate the Fair Housing Act | LoanSafe

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is issuing a final rule to formalize the national standard for determining whether a housing practice violates the Fair Housing Act as the result of discriminatory effect. “Through the issuance … Continue reading

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Dallas Wants Homes for Artists, not Riffraff

Classic piece on affordable housing for artists planned for the Dallas Arts District. Read more at Dallas Wants Homes for Artists, not Riffraff — Like There’s a Difference – Dallas – News – Unfair Park.

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