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About Tomlin Investments

From the site:

The Early History of Tomlin Investments, real estate advisors

The Early History

The foundation for Tomlin Investments was laid in 1970 when Daniel Tomlin, Sr. and Dan Tomlin, Jr. left corporate management and entered the land investment and brokerage business.
The senior Tomlin was a Dallas native who attended Southern Methodist University and later the Harvard Business School. He held executive management positions of various companies prior to entering the real estate industry. Dan Tomlin, Jr. attended Texas Christian University, and subsequently completed his education at SMU where he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Dan Jr. was also engaged with corporate management prior to committing to a career in real estate with his father. The senior Tomlin passed away in 1984. In 1987 Dan Tomlin III joined his father in the business after attending the University of Mississippi.
In the early 1970s the Tomlins focused on land investment opportunities with an emphasis on the research and analysis of underlying development patterns and constraints, evolving market demand, and demographic trends. The resulting ability to identify superior investment and development opportunities for their clients contributed to the rapid growth of the firm.
By the mid 80s the Tomlins were managing a land investment portfolio valued in excess of $500,000,000 and they had consistently generated annual returns in excess of 40% for their investment partners. The company opened offices in growth markets throughout the country in order to further diversify the investment portfolios of their investors. By 1986 they had offices in Washington, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix and Los Angeles, in addition to the home office in Dallas. However, as the effects of the real estate and financial crisis that started in the Southwest spread to other regions, Tomlin consolidated operations around its base in North Texas, waiting for the inevitable turn around in the market.

The Shift to Development

At the start of the 90s, it became apparent that the real estate market was on the upswing in Texas, and the Tomlins once again focused their energy on finding superior investment and development opportunities for their investors. Because of the increasing demand for well located and affordable single family lots, and well conceived master planned communities, they concentrated on the acquisition and assembly of parcels of land on the edge of development that would be quickly impacted by job growth and the rapidly expanding Metroplex economy.
However, the land and lot development industry has changed significantly since the late 80s. It is now characterized by large builders/developers that are frequently vertically integrated, publicly owned, or have institutional backing. These builders/developers have severely restricted opportunities for the smaller, entrepreneurial developer. As a consequence of this, and in an effort to reduce the cost of raising public and private capital, the Tomlins have increased the size and scope of their typical development. However, to optimize investment performance, the business strategy emphasizes bulk sales of lots to production builders for cash, and the sale of serviced mega-pads to third party users and developers.

Current Development Activity

By 2002 the Tomlins had rebuilt their land investment and development portfolio to a value exceeding $300,000,000. Their flagship master planned community, located north of Dallas, is the 4,500 acre “Lone Star Ranch” situated in Frisco, Texas. Frisco is rapidly growing and is projected to add at least 3,000 new single family homes annually for the next several years. The first two phases of Lone Star Ranch include over 900 lots and the amenity infrastructure to support a development of this magnitude. The Ranch is zoned for single family, multifamily, commercial and retail development.
The majority of the 2002 inventory has been liquidated. The company has six additional master planned communities under consideration in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, which will further enhance its competitive posture. Several other properties are the ongoing subject of intense research and negotiations for purchase. Tomlin Investments also retains partnership interests and management in a number of residential subdivisions and land investments throughout the region.

March 25, 2007 at 1:17 am Leave a comment

Dan Tomlin Jr. Wins Masters Division at Sebring

Dan Jr.  wins the Masters division at Sebring.  More info to come.

Way to go Dan!!!

March 24, 2007 at 10:10 pm Leave a comment

Dan Tomlin Racing To Appear in the Star Mazda Series at Sebring Raceway

For immediate release: Star Mazda drivers head out to Sebring, Florida for the latest round in the championship racing series.

Father and son Star Mazda drivers Dan Tomlin Jr. and Dan Tomlin III ( will appear this week at Sebring International Raceway for the latest round of the 2007 Star Mazda Championship series, presented by Goodyear.

The Star Mazda series was developed to drive new racing talent by providing an opportunity for the maximum amount of drivers to compete on the same race tracks that are used for major league events.  The cars have been designed to have the same adjustments found on most expensive cars, and the series has been administered to encourage top performers with speed and consistency.

The motors are all built by one engine builder, and each is certified to produce the prescribed power, and discourage tampering.  Racers typically go years between rebuilds. There are currently over 300 cars in the field.

After Sebring, the Star Mazda Series will continue in the following cities:

– Houston, April 21-22
– Elton, Virginia, April 27-28
– Toole, Utah, May 18-19

Read more about Dan Tomlin Jr. and Dan Tomlin III on their official Star Mazda bio pages:

Dan Tomlin Jr.

Dan Tomlin III
About Team Tomlin

Team Tomlin is composed of Star Mazda drivers Dan Tomlin Jr., and Dan Tomlin III. The team also includes Danny Rendon, Anthony Riggs, Matt Lively, and Jim Cahall.

Press contact: Dena Tomlin-Smithson 972-239-0707

March 16, 2007 at 1:55 am Leave a comment

More photos of Dan Tomlin Jr. on

Here is a link to some nice photos of Dan Jr. in action at

March 11, 2007 at 4:13 am Leave a comment

Dan Tomlin Star Mazda series bio links

Links to the bios of Dan Tomlin and son on the official Star Mazda site.

Dan Tomlin Jr.

Dan Tomlin III

March 6, 2007 at 2:15 am

Team Tomlin photos posted on Flickr

We’ve just started a Flickr page to host the ever growing album of photos from Team Tomlin.  many more photos from Sebring will be posted After Dan Jr. and Dan III have completed the race.

March 6, 2007 at 1:36 am

Next Race in Sebring, Florida Mar. 17-18

Team Tomlin will be racing in the Star Mazda Series at Sebring on March 17-18.  More info to come…

March 4, 2007 at 4:34 am


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