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Friday, April 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Hospitality Keynote: Building Wealth While Investing in Your Neighborhood From the Founder of the Belmont Hotel, Texas Theater, and Tyler Station

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Join us for a unique hospitality and development discussion with keynote speaker, Monte Anderson, who will tell the story of how neighborhoods are improved and individual wealth is created when locals invest in their own buildings. He will highlight his experience with Dallas' Belmont Hotel, the historic Texas Theatre, and most recently a transit oriented development, Tyler Station, making a case for locals taking the future of their neighborhoods into their own hands and out of the hands of outside investors and developers. "The hope is that an entrepreneur will come along and own a building with three rental spaces," says Monte. "That business owner builds net worth, and becomes a major stakeholder in downtown, which changes self-esteem and everything about that entrepreneur's life. They've got a piece of the action, they're not renting from 'the man'." Monte, a native of southern Dallas, has spent his entire career working in his own backyard, advocating for and mentoring small business owners through a successful real estate career, all while playing with grandkids, his cats, and listening to rap music.

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Kristin Leiber

Founder, The L3 Hostel
Kristin Leiber is thrilled to serve Dallas Startup Week for her second year, this time as the Hospitality Track Co-Captain and a member of the DSW18 Planning Committee for Special Events! As a CPA with a background in accounting/finance but with a heart for people, Kristin now spends... Read More →
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Meagan Moakes

Director of Community Development, REVTECH
Meagan Moakes has worked in Community Development within the startup community for almost four years. Attending the University of Texas at Dallas, she received her BA in Psychology and Criminology. After several years at IBM, she decided to make the jump from the corporate world to... Read More →

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Monte Anderson

President, Options Real Estate
Monte Anderson is President of Options Real Estate a multi-service real estate company specializing in creating sustainable neighborhoods in Texas’ southern Dallas and northern Ellis counties. Since 1984 his focus has been to improve the living and working environments in these... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Four Corners Brewery 1311 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215