Rooted in Expertise.

Rooted Development is involved in the development of real estate projects throughout Texas, focusing on the greater Houston area.  We apply our 40+ years of experience in developing single-family residential communities, including some of Houston’s most successful master planned communities.  We utilize our varied experience in real estate, engineering, and urban planning to each project to insure successful results.  We pride ourselves on our relationships with homebuilders, engineering, environmental and geotechnical consultants, attorneys, and landowners to build a well-respected reputation as premier developers.

Our services vary to meet the needs of our clients’ needs, but also the project.  These services include land acquisition, land entitlement (including MUD creation and/or annexation, city permitting and planning coordination), land management and master planning, project management and fee development. Rooted Development is poised to assist landowners, investors, and builders in identifying and acquiring land, feasibility analysis and best use, due diligence management, project coordination and development of infrastructure and finished lots, budget and schedule management and MUD reimbursement coordination.

Rooted in Teamwork

We have curated a uniquely qualified team of talented individuals who have expert knowledge and a great vision for innovative projects of all sizes and complexity. What really makes us stand out though, is our passion and integrity that makes collaboration fun and easy.

Peter Houghton
Christopher Gilbert
Founder & President
Melanie Folkert
Partner / Director of Acquisitions
Victoria Holsey
Land Development Manager
Teresa Levine
Office Manager

About Rooted Development

Rooted Development is involved in the acquisition, management and development of large scale, master plan real estate projects in the Texas market, focusing on the Houston area, with projects in the Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas Areas as well.  We take a project from raw land, through early inception, identifying the right program and best use for the property.  We then manage the entire project from design, implementation and construction of the project, delivering in budget and on time.

Rooted Development Management has decades of experience and expertise in:

  • Project Management
  • Land Planning
  • Builder Relations
  • Project Finance and Accounting
  • Project Controls
  • Marketing