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Biographies

Planned Community Developer’s projects are characterized by innovative architectural designs, highest quality construction and materials and maximum positive impacts to the community in which they are built.

PCD’s experience now includes the cutting-edge, mixed-use $300 million town center project known as Sugar Land Town Square. Town Square includes a hotel/conference center, City Hall, mid-rise and high-rise condominiums, 566,000 square feet of office space and 238,000 square feet of main street retail. PCD completed and sold the 160,000-square-foot Kingwood Commons Shopping Center at the front door of Kingwood, another major planned community in Houston. In addition, PCD delivered and sold the first phase of a 930 lot development called River’s Edge in Richmond, Texas. PCD also acquired the 190-acre Lake Pointe property in Sugar Land for a $250 Million mixed-use project.

Manager Biographies

Les A. Newton Profile Photograph

Les A. Newton

is President of Planned Community Developers, Ltd. Mr. Newton has been with the firm since 1984 and currently oversees all sales, marketing and development functions. Mr. Newton’s development activities during his tenure have included substantial residential land development, and construction and operation of regional and neighborhood shopping centers. Prior to his employment with PCD, Mr. Newton was employed by Price Waterhouse as a Certified Public Accountant in Houston, Texas. Mr. Newton serves on a number of business, community and civic boards, and currently is Vice Chairman of the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council.


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Stephen J. Ewbank

is Executive Vice President of PCD and has been with the company since 1984. He currently oversees retail and mixed-use leasing and sales, as well as the marketing and development activities. Mr. Ewbank has directed management of the exclusive Sweetwater Country Club, and First Colony Golf Course. Mr. Ewbank joined the team after spending approximately six years as a Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse in Houston, Texas. He was co-founder and the first President of the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, and has been voted Fort Bend County Businessman of the Year by the Sugar Land Rotary Club. Mr. Ewbank received the President’s Award form the Greater Fort Bend County Chamber of Commerce and was voted Marketing Director of the Year for a Developer from the Greater Houston Builder’s Association.


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Glenn Howard

is a Senior Vice President of PCD with overall responsibility for residential operations. Mr. Howard joined the company in 1987 and currently oversees all aspects of residential development. Prior to joining PCD/SPI, Glenn held various positions with Friendswood Development Company as Marketing Manager for Commercial Properties, Commercial Projects and Residential Projects. Mr. Howard served three years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a final rank of First Lieutenant. Mr. Howard is past president of the Sales and Marketing Council and a former member of the Executive Committee for the Greater Houston Builders Association.


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Robert D. Janssen, Jr.

is Executive Vice President and Principal of Planned Community Developers, Ltd. Over the past 33 years, Mr. Janssen has been involved with development of the 10,000 acre master planned First Colony community. Mr. Janssen has been involved in commercial land sales, leasing and development transactions representing some 3,000 acres and 5,000,000 square feet. His current projects include the 1.4 million square foot Sugar Land Town Square development and the 190 acre Lake Pointe Town Center development. Mr. Janssen is a member of various real estate organizations including NAIOP, where he serves as secretary of the board of trustees, HOLBA, and SIOR. Mr. Janssen is past chairman of the Fort Bend Christian Academy Board of Trustees, Member of the Advisory Board for the Texas A&M Masters in Land and Property Development Program (“MLPD”), past president of the Sugar Land Rotary Club and member of the Long Range Planning Committee for Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Janssen has been happily married for 35 years and has been blessed with two great children and two incredible grandchildren.