“Working for Newland, the nation’s leading developer of planned communities, I am thrilled that I create incredible places for people to live, work, and play while also enhancing the quality of life of the residents who choose to live in one of our communities.” — Rainer Ficken

Rainer Ficken provides operational and senior leadership for the Houston Division of Newland. His responsibilities include oversight of land acquisitions, envisioning, planning, budgeting, and development operations, builder relationships and selections, lot contract development and lot closings, commercial contracts and sales, financial planning, and achievement of business plan objectives as well as managerial duties for the Houston team.

Rainer has over 25 years of combined experience in land development consulting, community planning, and development. During his career at Newland, he has developed and led the operations of various master-planned communities within the Austin and Houston area. Before joining Newland, Rainer managed development teams at nationally-recognized land development firms. Rainer has provided development guidance and obtained development approvals for thousands of residential lots along with office, commercial and mixed-use developments during his career within various jurisdictions.

In addition to his extensive development experience, Rainer’s training and educational experience provided him the distinction of becoming a Certified Planner (National accreditation), which is instrumental at Newland to ensure that the communities are successfully developed to Newland’s core vision.

Rainer is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Master Plan Communities Local Member Council (MPC LMC). Rainer is also an active member of the Home Builders Association (HBA) and the American Planning Association (APA). Rainer is involved with numerous boards, committees, and advisory commissions within professional associations and throughout multiple city, county and state agencies within Texas.