Hillwood Development Company

Fred Balda

President, Hillwood Communities

President of Hillwood Communities since 1992, Fred Balda provides strategic leadership and oversight of operations and performance including acquisitions, design and development. Balda has played an active role in the development of more than 100 single-family master‐planned communities across 13 states and two countries.

Continually expanding and redefining the business plan to satisfy everchanging homebuyer demands and market opportunities, Balda's focus is on designing and delivering innovative, vibrant and healthy communities that offer a sense of belonging and enduring value to homeowners through a simple corporate philosophy: "Do right by the people and the planet. The rest will take care of itself."

Balda began his real estate career with Trammell Crow and joined Hillwood Communities from ClubCorp. Balda is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He is passionate about sharing his industry knowledge, insights, and expertise through his role as a board member serving on the Mays Business School Master of Real Estate Advisory Board at Texas A&M and involvement with real estate industry organizations such as the Urban Land Institute and Dallas Builders Association.

Balda’s strong leadership and accomplishments have been recognized by D Magazine, Dallas Business Journal, and with a Distinguished Graduate Award from the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M.