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E.F. Chip Walsh

Chip Walsh is a life-long Kansas Citian with 10+ years of experience as a project consultant providing dedicated, external resource capabilities to clients across a variety of business, legal and real estate matters.  For the past several years, Chip’s primary focus has been commercial real estate development. Chip has worked collaboratively on several development projects and has experience handling a variety of development matters including: public entitlements, historic tax credit financing, new market tax credit financing, conventional and HUD senior debt financing, project management (including management of third party professionals), external project communication and community outreach.


In 2011, Chip and his partners founded Sustainable Development Partners of Kansas City.  Chip is the managing member and handles many of the firm’s day-to-day responsibilities. Chip is also a development consultant for other area developers.  Notable development projects that Chip has worked on includes the Heer’s Building in Springfield, Missouri; a ±100,000 SF mixed-use development, in which Chip oversaw the obtainment of various public entitlements including a 25-year Chapter 353 tax abatement. Chip was also responsible for obtaining the bridge financing for the historic tax credit equity needed to close the construction financing.  Chip also worked with the investor group on the successful acquisition and repositioning of the Pipers Lofts (the former H .D. Lee Building) in Crossroads District of Kansas City, Missouri; a 118 unit, 30,000+ commercial square foot, mixed-use project that had gone into default.


Chip has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Redlands (CA) in 1993, where he graduated with honors. He earned his JD in 1996 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Chip is a licensed attorney and maintained an active law practice until 2008, during which time his peers selected him on three occasions to The Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar publication.

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