Kevin Buchek and I (and all of us at Roanoke Construction) could not be more excited to finally get underway on this very complex, tenant-in-place matrixed rehabilitation of Hawthorne Place Apartments with our partner Preservation of Affordable Housing and their management arm POAH Communities. Hawthorne is a shining example of how "Section 8" housing can work, and is a critical housing resource for Independence and the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. What a joy to be a part of team renovating it so it can continue providing high quality, affordable housing for decades to come. #affordablehousing #LIHTC #MOsafehousing https://lnkd.in/evW7295  ...

Kevin Buchek, President and Owner of Roanoke Construction, a St. Louis-based general contractor, announced that Mike Duffy will join the firm as Executive Vice President and Owner. Duffy brings 20 years of affordable housing finance experience to Roanoke. For Immediate ReleaseJune 3, 2020 St. Louis, MO – Kevin Buchek, President and Owner of Roanoke Construction, a St. Louis-based general contractor, announced today that Mike Duffy will join the firm as Executive Vice President and Owner. Buchek founded Roanoke in 2012. Duffy brings 20 years of affordable housing finance experience to Roanoke. He served as Chief Investment Officer at McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc., (MBS) one of the nation’s leading for-profit developers of economically integrated urban neighborhoods. Throughout his 14-year career there, Duffy closed more than $2.4 Billion in mixed-income housing developments across the country. Most recently, Duffy served as Director of State Credits at Twain Financial Partners, an investment management firm with more than $4 billion in assets under management within the public-private partnership sector. Prior to MBS, Duffy sourced and closed tax-credit enhanced equity transactions for both St. Louis Equity Fund and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from St. Louis University and master’s degrees in...

No one disputed the importance of Missouri’s low-income housing tax credit during a Senate committee hearing. The details of a plan to reinstate the controversial credits, however, are still up for debate. Read more about Roanoke President Kevin Buchek’s testimony here....