Ward F. Hoppe

Fred Hoppe - Lincoln Real Estate AttorneyWard F. (Fred) Hoppe is a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska, and is a member at The Hoppe Law Firm. He concentrates his practice in the area of real estate agency, transactions and development.

Mr. Hoppe owns and manages Hoppe Homes, LP, and, as a builder and developer of affordable and low income tax credit housing, is a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP). Mr. Hoppe is also President of Hoppe, Inc., a real estate ownership, operation and development company. Mr. Hoppe has participated in all facets of the development of low income housing tax credit projects: application, syndication, construction, operation and management. He currently has an interest in ten such projects. The projects are both single and multi-family.

He is a member of the Central Nebraska Home Builders Association and a member and current President of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, Nebraska. Mr. Hoppe is active in the National Home Builders Association as a director from Central Nebraska and for 2005 and 2006 as a National Vice President serving area 11 (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma). He is on the Legal Affairs Committee, is a Commercial Builders Council Trustee and has formerly been a Multifamily Trustee. He is a past President of the Nebraska State Homebuilders Association.

Mr. Hoppe is a founding and current director of Nebraska Housing Resource, a non-profit corporation which develops affordable lots and opportunities for low-income persons to obtain affordable housing. NHR cooperates with the City of Lincoln and Nebraska Department of Economic development to provide program financing for affordable home ownership.

Areas of Practice:

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Construction Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Fair Housing Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate
  • State, Local & Municipal Law

Litigation Percentage
1% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
Nebraska, 1974
U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1974


University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
J.D. – 1973

Denison University, Granville, Ohio
B.A. – 1971
Major: English

Representative Clients

  • Chateau Development, LLC
  • Cornhusker Bank
  • Fulton Construction, Inc.
  • Home Services of Nebraska
  • Nebraska Realtors

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Country Club of Lincoln
  • Downtown Lincoln Lions Club
  • Holiday Dance Club
  • Home builders Association of Lincoln, 1979 – Present
  • Lincoln Partnership (function of the chamber of commerce)
  • MOVE Council
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Nebraska State Home Builders Association (NSHBA), 1979 – Present
  • Prairie Life

Past Employment Positions
United States Air Force, Captain, 1974 – 1978

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