Real Estate

Timing and location are everything in real estate. The real estate professionals of Jim Sowell Construction Company utilize their talent for timing in all their acquisitions, sales and development decisions. This ability has allowed the company not only to weather the seasons of land development trends, but also to prosper and grow throughout the last five decades.


Sowell & Co. Real Estate activities have included most product types since its inception in 1972. The experiences through those years have refined Sowell & Co.’s primary focus to development land. Current projects vary in uses among retail parcels, industrial sites, multifamily tracts and single-family land and lots.




Houston, Texas A 64-acre mixed use site south of Kingwood and near Houston Intercontinental Airport. 2003
Houston, Texas This 347-acre mixed use site is the last large vacant parcel in the coveted Galena Park school district. The site is located inside the East Beltway and is divided by the extension of State Highway 90. 2005
Barbers Creek
Baytown, Texas This 119-acre parcel is located across from the new Goose Creek ISD High School 2006
Grand Lakes
This 434-acre project is located in the heart of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex in Grand Prairie, Texas. The project has over 1.5 miles of frontage on Interstate 30, but was in the flood plain and had no legal access. Sowell & Co. used its experience in land development to work with many local, state, and federal agencies to create the 230-acre Grand Lakes Business Park. The project required moving 2,500,000 cubic yards of dirt, which exposed a valuable aggregate deposit that offset the cost of the flood plain reclamation. Working with local, state and federal transportation agencies, Sowell & Co. built the first frontage road on Interstate 30 in Grand Prairie. The development has added over $165 million in new development to Grand Prairie.
Houston, Texas This 33-acre development will contain 150 medium density lots. This project is in the Klein school district south of The Woodlands and near Tomball. 2006
Baytown, Texas A 90-acre mixed use parcel located at the southeast corner of I-10 and Crosby-Cedar Bayou Road. The property has over 1,500 feet of frontage on I-10 and an additional 2,600 feet of frontage along Crosby-Cedar Bayou Road. 2006
Mason Road
Katy, Texas This 56-acre parcel is on the east side of the Grand Parkway at Stockdick School/Keith Harrow Road. The project will support commercial and multi family development. 2007
Grand Parkway
Baytown, Texas This 363-acre development is located at the northeast corner of the Grand Parkway and FM 565/Cove Road just east of Baytown. The property has frontage along three major thoroughfares. The property will support a mixed-use distribution, flex-space and industrial development. 2007
Bardin Road
Arlington, TX This is the remaining 52 acres of mixed-use zoning of 103 acres adjacent to Arlington Municipal Airport.
Hickory Creek
Denton, TX A 63-acre parcel of mixed use residential land.
West Dallas 126
Dallas, TX This 126-acre project is the largest undeveloped parcel in West Dallas. This project is a beneficiary of the City of Dallas’ Trinity Park Plan, creating an urban oasis in the metroplex.
Hunter Ferrell Properties
With its considerable real estate experience, Sowell & Co. quickly recognized the opportunity in the building materials industry presented by the creation of Hunter Ferrell Properties. This specialized real estate company has the expertise to locate and develop properties with marketable sand and gravel reserves, which are vital to the construction industry. To move product most efficiently and to maximize return, Hunter Ferrell concentrates only on those properties within close range of the most active construction areas, and aggressively markets its products through various sales channels. After the sand and gravel reserves are harvested, another profitable opportunity affords itself. The properties are then reclaimed and made available for sale or development. Raw land can hold valuable resources for building projects. Here, sand and gravel are harvested from one of the company’s sites in Denton County, Texas, for sale to a construction company.
Dallas and Lancaster, Texas
A 28.8 acre light industrial property in the much desired “inland port” area of DFW. 2013
The Reserve
Mansfield, Texas
A 138 acre parcel of single family land located in the desirable Mansfield ISD. The property is master planned with various lot sizes and several open spaces. 2014
Rosenberg, Texas
A 55 acre single family parcel in the desirable Lamar Consolidated ISD
Lubbock Industrial
Lubbock, Texas
An 80,000 sf speculative, rail served, industrial building. Located immediately north of the Preston Smith International Airport in Lubbock. 2015
Active Mining Projects

52 acres in the fast growing Northwest corridor of Ft. Worth. Growth in this area has created a steady demand for construction material

148 acres centrally located in the DFW metroplex

68 acres serving the north Ft. Worth and Parker County markets

Reclaimed Projects

16 acres on I-35, north of George Bush Tollway. This property has great visibility from these two major arteries.

10 acres on Trinity Blvd., immediately south of the successful Center Port development. This site offers flexible zoning in a central Metroplex location.

80 acres in Parker county mined and reclaimed, total proceeds of 4X cash invested

Highway 10
50 acres centrally located in the HEB area of the DFW metroplex. Total proceeds of 15 X cash invested

34 acres in the Northwest portion of the metroplex. Total proceeds of 25 X cash investment


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Sowell & Company

1601 Elm Street
Suite 3500
Thanksgiving Tower
Dallas, Texas 75201
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