[IMGCAP(1)]DALLAS-It’s a sign of the times: mixed-use development. But, the nuts and bolts of the concept are often misunderstood and misconceived as developers and municipalities ride the coattails of CRE’s trend-setting star.

Nearly every development these days in Dallas/Fort Worth, like virtually every other urban and suburban pocket of America, is being built, backfilled and redeveloped with mixed uses. Realistically, some projects will be far more successful than others and some will outright fail.

“It’s programming the space to maximize the value of the real estate. It’s not just building sticks and bricks, it has to be tailored to where you are,” emphasizes Robert Voelker, shareholder of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas and recognized expert in the mixed-use arena.

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