IRS Opens Probe Into Financing for Statler Redevelopment

The Internal Revenue Service is investigating a deal that raised millions of dollars for the redevelopment of the Statler Hotel and Dallas Central Library, according to lawyers involved in the financing.The Dallas Morning News recently signed a lease agreement to move into the old library building once it has been renovated. The library and 19-story hotel are on Commerce Street across from the Main Street Garden Park.The IRS is examining a complex financing that raised $26.5 million for the $221 million project. Mehrdad Moayedi, a real estate developer known for building residential communities in North Texas, is spearheading the project though Commerce Statler Development LLC.The financing to help pay for the redevelopment involved tax-exempt bonds, which are regulated by the IRS.  Continue reading...

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