In 1997, two real estate visionaries proposed a new way to build communities in the Houston area. Their concept was built around the synergy of gated neighborhoods with sensibly-priced homes in desirable locations.
Founders Al Brende and Courtney Grover brought their dream to life with Canyon Gate at Cinco Ranch, a community that quickly became a roadmap for the Canyon Gate communities, a succession of primarily guard-gated neighborhoods offering resort-style amenities and homes equipped with the latest technology. Homes sold quickly, and the Canyon Gate name became legend in Houston.
The original concept has evolved over the years to reflect current market trends and innovations, but the foundation has remained strong. Their legacy includes the highly-successful Stone Gate, Canyon Lakes West, Harmony, Cardiff Ranch, Westheimer Lakes and Park Lakes. These established Land Tejas communities positioned the company as one of Houston’s most prolific residential developers.
Land Tejas continues to bring its brand of distinctive communities to Houston homebuyers. Miramesa at Canyon Lakes West, has consistently been ranked as one of the nation’s top-selling communities. Lago Mar in Texas City has just celebrated its Grand Opening, and the successful Sterling Lakes community has announced the opening of The Estates at Sterling Lakes as part of its expansion now underway. In all, Land Tejas has developed more than 10,000 acres of land across 20 communities, crafting hometowns for more than 25,000 families.
As it marks its 20th year, Land Tejas is showing no signs of slowing the pace. Set to launch later this year are Balmoral and Etteridge in West Lake Houston, Wedgewood Forest in Conroe, Vanbrooke in Fulshear and Sierra Vista at Sterling Lakes.
The Land Tejas portfolio is a testament to the company’s achievements. The philosophy that propelled early success still holds today, to understand and grow with a changing marketplace, focusing on diversity, adaptability and integrity.