Monte Anderson Wins Third CLIDE Award

MonteShortBio.6.23DUNCANVILLE, TX – Thursday, June 18th the North Central Council of Governments honored local developer, Monte Anderson, with his third Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) award.  This award was given in recognition of his restoring the historic Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff.
“This award proves that our company is following the guidelines of sustainability. My wish for the communities I live and work in is that they would do the same. These are not my ideas or inventions, these are timeless principals,” said Anderson.
Mr. Anderson received his first CLIDE award in 2011 for his Midtown Midlothian Development project, and his second CLIDE in 2013 for the Duncanville Main Street Revitalization project.
Other major recognitions include:

· Urban Pioneer Award, Greater Dallas Planning Council, 2014
· Ruth Chenoweth Conservation Achievement Award, Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, 2012.
· Mayor’s Award of Excellence, Duncanville, 2012.
· American Planning Award, American Planning Association, Texas Chapter, 2007
· Special Recognition Award, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, 2003. Project: Operation Clean Sweep
· Entrepreneur of the Year, Duncanville Chamber of Commerce, 2003
· Business Person of the Year, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, 2002
· Lifetime Achievement Award, DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, 2000

Monte Anderson is the President of Options Real Estate a multi-service real estate company specializing in creating sustainable neighborhoods in southern Dallas and northern Ellis counties. Mr. Anderson began his real estate career in 1984 and since that time has concentrated solely on improving the living and working environments in these communities. His company developed Main Station, the first mixed-use development in Duncanville, Texas. He is also responsible for the renovation of the historic Belmont Hotel, a 64-room vintage motel, restaurant, health club, retail & residential development, located in North Oak Cliff. As President of the Oak Cliff Foundation, Mr. Anderson led the fundraising and renovation of the historic Texas Theatre. It currently operates as a movie & live performance venue and is also the home of the Oak Cliff Film Festival.
His most recent development is a 131-acre mixed-use, traditional neighborhood development currently under construction in Midlothian, Texas. Mr. Anderson has been the recipient of numerous honors for his community involvement and has earned awards from organizations such as Preservation Dallas, Preservation Texas, Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, North Central Texas Council of Governments, American Planning Association, and Greater Dallas Planning Council. He has served as Chairman of the Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Oak Cliff Chambers of Commerce, the Best Southwest Partnership & Operation Clean Sweep. He currently serves on the board of directors for the North Texas Chapter of Congress for the New Urbanism and was its founding president.