President of Hillwood Communities since 1992, Fred Balda provides strategic leadership and oversight of operations and performance, including acquisitions, design and development. Fred has played an active role in the development of more than 100 single-family master-planned communities across 13 states and two countries.
Continually responding to everchanging homebuyer demands and market opportunities, Fred is focused on creating vibrant, innovative communities. His philosophy is simple: “Do right by the people and the planet. The rest will take care of itself.” And the result is consistent: placemaking that inspires a sense of belonging and creates enduring value for homeowners and other stakeholders.
Fred’s real estate career began at Trammell Crow. He joined Hillwood Communities after a successful stint at ClubCorp. A proud graduate of Texas A&M University, Fred holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He is passionate about sharing his industry insights and expertise through his role as a member of the Mays Business School Master of Real Estate Advisory Board at Texas A&M and his involvement with industry organizations such as the Urban Land Institute and Dallas Builders Association.
His 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 at Texas A&M.