Newland has been in operation for more than 45 years and has an unparalleled reputation for integrity, innovation and vision with its peers and customers. The company's experience includes mixed-use development, investment, asset management, and a diverse array of real estate advisory services. A true operator—not an asset allocator or financial engineer—Newland's active operating teams across the US include experienced professionals in finance, entitlement, planning and engineering, construction, marketing and sales. Newland has a demonstrated ability to create real value through all cycles and stages of a project, whether its own, or on behalf of a client, partner, or investor.

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Newland's portfolio of projects, both
completed and under development, includes:

  • More than 140 Diverse real estate developments
  • In excess of 20 million square feet of commercial and retail
  • Over 175,0000 residential units sold to builders




1968 - 1986

Newland’s founder Bob McLeod joined Genstar Land Company (USA), Newland’s predecessor, as President, Southwest Development and was soon promoted to Chief Executive Officer.


1987 - 1993

Genstar Corporation was acquired and the US property division put up for sale. The Newland Group, in partnership with American General Realty Investment Corporation, was formed.



The partnership between The Newland Group and American General was dissolved. Newland’s principals formed Newland Associates and Newland Capital Advisors, becoming the sole land development advisor to the California Public Employees Retirement Systems (CalPERS) for residential acquisition and development.


1995 - 1998

Newland received a significant allocation from CalPERS and invested it in five California mixed-use developments.



Hunt Realty Investments of Dallas (a Hunt Consolidated subsidiary) acquired an interest in Newland and the new partners created American Newland Communities (ANC). CalPERS and ANC formed a direct partnership, Newland Communities.


2000 - 2002

With CalPERS, Newland purchased Genstar Land Company, consisting of 34 land development projects in seven states.


2003 - 2004

Newland acquired 21 community developments from Terrabrook, doubling Newland’s size and adding 150 team members.



Newland was chosen by the City of Las Vegas as project manager of Symphony Park™, a 61-acre mixed-use urban development in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. Newland’s agreement included the opportunity to acquire the urban residential parcels.



Newland raised several hundred million dollars in equity for investments in existing projects and major new acquisitions along the east coast.


2007 - 2008

Symphony Park was awarded Gold-level LEED for Neighborhood Development certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.



RCLCO, a leading independent real estate advisory firm, announced their annual Top 10 list of best-selling planned communities for 2008. Newland was the only real estate company with three communities in the nation’s Top 10, and the only company reporting positive sales gains.



Newland was awarded Developer of the Year by Builder and Developer Magazine, and had the #1 and #4 best-selling communities in the country ranked by RCLCo.



Newland, in joint venture partnership with North America Sekisui House Ltd. (NASH) acquired the 4,218-acre Tehaleh community in March, and acquired the interests of CalPERS and American Newland Communities in 28 master-planned communities, the largest operating portfolio of master-planned communities in the US.



NASH-Newland acquired the 831-acre community, Embrey Mill, and opened two new major communities, Tehaleh (4,218 acres) near Tacoma, WA and Waterset (1,300 acres) in Tampa, FL.



NASH-Newland opened the new community of Embrey Mill in Stafford, VA (831 acres), acquired both the 500-acre community Rancho Sienna, in Austin, TX, and the 1,160-acre community of Wendell Falls in Wendell, NC.



In Tampa, Newland's FishHawk Ranch and Waterset communities received the prestigious Future of the Region Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council for the Concerts for a Cause music series, benefiting Feeding America Tampa Bay. Newland opened the new community of Rancho Sienna in Austin, Texas (550 acres), with a proposed final 1,455 homes and 115 acres of trails.



Newland becomes development manager for North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH) in four communities acquired in April. Two of the communities are located in the Denver metro area—Anthem Colorado and Inspiration Colorado; and two in Texas—Sweetwater in Austin and Canyon Falls in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. Newland was inducted into the William S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence, recognizing excellence in innovation and residential development, selected by an editorial panel at Hanley Wood (BUILDER magazine).