Hillwood Communities, a Perot company based in Dallas that's developed scores of communities across the U.S., recently opened its first one in the Houston area.
Pomona, a 1,000-acre site along Mustang Bayou south of Pearland, has sold about two dozen houses so far. The community just west of Texas 288 near County Road 101 in Manvel will be guided by Russell Bynum, the company's new general manager for the Houston region.
Fred Balda, president of Hillwood Communities, spoke with the Chronicle by phone recently. Edited excerpts follow.