monte anderson

An Honest Conversation on Our Changing Oak Cliff

By Amanda Popken / July 27, 2017 / 5 Comments

This morning’s panel discussion on Oak Cliff: Challenges + Opportunities for the Urban Neighborhood was a strikingly honest — almost uncomfortably honest — conversation, both between the panelists and in the Q&A. The panel brought together two well-established Oak Cliff developers — David Spence of Good Space and Monte Anderson of Options Real Estate — […]

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Monte Anderson Asks Mayor Rawlings for 30 Days for New Fair Park Proposal

By Candy Evans / September 27, 2016 / 4 Comments

City Hall has been incredibly quiet about the Humann Foundation proposal for Fair Park.  We thought it would be on the agenda last Wednesday, when the City harangued the budget. In fact, money is in the new city budget for the Foundation’s first year. But no word. We assume, that is, I assume, that the […]

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Monte Anderson Channels Belmont Sale Money Into More South Dallas Development

By Leah Shafer / November 23, 2015 / 7 Comments

Monte Anderson thrives on shaking up standard ways of thinking about development in Dallas. After he sold the historic Belmont Hotel five months ago, a bellwether renovation and restoration project that put his name on the map in 2005, he got right back to work doing what he does best. “I took all the money from the hotel sale, and we […]

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Navigating City Hall: How Do We Build a Vibrant Downtown Dallas?

By Bethany Erickson / August 27, 2015 / 5 Comments

A week ago, I had the opportunity to attend the 17th annual Neighborhood Boot Camp, which is offered by the Dallas Homeowners League. It was my first time to attend, but I have to say – it’s a must for anyone who has had trouble getting help from City Hall in the past – or […]

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Demo of Mission Motel Imminent as Work Begins on New West Dallas Development

By Leah Shafer / January 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

The clock is ticking for the old Mission Motel in West Dallas as Trammell Crow Residential begins work on a new development on the site and adjoining lots, which will include 300 rental units, as well as 14,000 square feet of retail space. “We are tearing it down. We just finished asbestos abatement and will start demo […]

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Dallas Developer Monte Anderson Named First Urban Pioneer by Planning Council

By Leah Shafer / December 11, 2014 / 0 Comments

On Tuesday night, the Greater Dallas Planning Council honored North Texas developer Monte Anderson with its inaugural Urban Pioneer Award at the Urban Design Awards. Anderson is the president of Options Real Estate, a multi-service real estate company that concentrates its work in southern Dallas and Ellis counties, specializing in creating sustainable neighborhoods that invite “gentlefication,” […]

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