Bob Gass,

Founding Partner

Terry Mitchell,

Founding Partner

Steven Spears,

Principal

With nearly 100 years of combined planning, entitling, developing and investing in land development, the leadership of GroundWork is equipped and experienced in every step of the land development process. Key to our years of development success is the integration of four key elements: market conditions, financing potential, political approvals and land planning.

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Bob Gass

Founding Partner

Bob Gass has been a founding member of a number of successful real estate and investment companies over the course of his 30-plus year career. Most recently, he founded MG Realty Investments, LLC and MG Advisors with Terry Mitchell in 2014. Prior to that, he launched McKinney Fund, the Investment Manager of a $50 million dollar land investment fund with the State of Texas General Land Office, and REDS, a single-family research and consulting company that provided strategic advice to homebuilders, land developers, and investors.

 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Gass acquired or developed more than 4,000 lots for Centex Homes and developed more than 3,400 apartments for Trammell Crow. He also established a land investment business that acquired, entitled, and marketed mixed-use developments in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area for Trammell Crow.

Examples of his work include:

  • Cadence Development Master Plan (Henderson, Nevada)

  • Lonestar Park (Grand Prairie, Texas)

  • RBJ Mixed-Use Development Plan (Austin, Texas)

  • City Place Apartments (Uptown - Dallas, Texas)

  • Plum Creek (Kyle, Texas)

  • Goodnight Ranch Development Plan (Austin, Texas)

  • Braxton Mark Las Colinas (Irving, Texas)

 

Terry Mitchell

Founding Partner

Terry Mitchell has a rich background with experience in all phases of real estate development and home construction. Over his career, he has developed more 29,000 residential units with $4 billion in residential community value. 

 

Mr. Mitchell brings extensive operational experience in creating teams to acquire, finance, develop, and construct real estate projects. Each project involves the creation of a development team of real estate professionals and consultants necessary to address the issues facing each project as well as market knowledge to create unique and desirable places.

Examples of his work include:

  • The Tyndall (Austin, Texas)

  • The Austonian (Austin, Texas)

  • RBJ Mixed-Use Development Plan (Austin, Texas)

  • Plum Creek  (Kyle, Texas)

  • The Sanctuary Lofts (San Marcos, Texas)

  • Headwaters at Barton Creek (Austin, Texas)

  • Goodnight Ranch (Austin, Texas)

  • Cedar Park Town Center (Austin, Texas)

  • Highland Park (Pflugerville, Texas)

 

Steven Spears,

Principal

Steven Spears, FASLA, AICP, PLA is a certified planner and registered landscape architect with 20-years of development experience throughout the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

 

Mr. Spears was honored into the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows in 2015, the highest council distinction in the profession. His education includes a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree with honors from Ball State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Design from the University of Texas at Austin. Spears is a member of the Urban Land Institute, American Society of Landscape Architects and American Planning Association.

Examples of his work include:

  • Cadence Development Master Plan (Henderson, Nevada)

  • Tarneit Development master Plan (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

  • RBJ Mixed-Use Development Plan (Austin, Texas)

  • The Legacy Development Master Plan (Carmel, Indiana)

  • Plum Creek Uptown Development Master Plan (Kyle, Texas)

  • The Domain Northside Redevelopment Plan (Austin, Texas)

  • Broadmoor Campus Redevelopment Plan (Austin, Texas)

  • Goodnight Ranch Development Plan (Austin, Texas)