I have arranged Tax-free multifamily bond financing for Hickok-Dible Companies in conjunction with the cities of Merriam, Shawnee, and Topeka, Kansas. I obtained zoning, inducements, acted as liaison between bond counsel and developer, and arranged for private placements of these issues, which totaled $23.7 million. I arranged debt and equity structures for our three Section-42 garden apartment complexes, which have now come out of the program and are leasing at market rates.
As a member of the Greater Kansas City Homebuilders Association, I acted as general contractor for both speculative and custom single-family homes, ranging in price from $100,000 to $550,000. In my early days I handled construction scheduling for various construction projects (participated in construction progress reporting for the lender, and created computer models for drawsheet preparation). I acted as the general contractor for the complexes in Shawnee, Merriam, Blue Springs, Lenexa, Olathe and Tulsa.
I am currently President of Hickok-Dible Companies, Kansas City's oldest and most prolific (7000+ homes built since 1904) homebuilder. While we are still developing single family housing in the Kansas City area, our recent focus has been on building and acquiring multifamily projects nationwide. We now own and manage 10 apartment complexes in three states comprising approximately 1400 units, to wit: The Greens at Alvamar, 152 units acquired from Amli in 2001, Pinegate Apartments, (built new) a 222 unit complex in Merriam, Kansas; Pinegate West Apartments (built new), 286 units in Shawnee, Kansas. I personally own Brookwood Village Townhomes 200 units of townhomes in Blue Springs, Missouri. I am also general managing partner in Hickok Master Limited Partnership (Pinegate and Fleming Court Apartments, a total of 338 units built new), and Three Lakes Apartments (built new in '96) 96 garden apartment units in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We recently completed and sold Pinecrest Townhomes, 144 units in Olathe, Kansas. Our most recent multifamily projects are Pine Meadow Townhomes, 102 units in Shawnee, Kansas, and The Mansions, a 200 unit complex in Lenexa, Kansas.
I designed and built the 1980 Greater Kansas City Homebuilder's Association "Pick of Parade" home for energy conservation and solar design. I Participated in designing Pinegate Apartments (1984), a 222 unit complex in Merriam, Kansas, featured in the September 1986 issue of Professional Builder Magazine. I take a very active role in the design of all garden apartment complexes to assure a form/function balance and because my company most often acts as general contractor.
Lisa and I have two children - Anna Revare Hickok and James Butler Hickok (the real name of his ancestor, Wild Bill). I taught for 17 years as part of "Project Business" program of Junior Achievement. I own the west branch of the Outdoor Education Laboratory (a children's day camp) and am a federally licensed falconer, which is why my golf handicap is increasing on a daily basis! www.gyrs.com