Founder | Co-Owner
Donald Huffines graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981 with a BBA in Finance. In 1982 he started his career with the largest commercial brokerage company in Texas, Henry S. Miller Company. Donald gained valuable experience in office leasing, retail development, and income property sales. In 1984 he was the 4th top selling agent and was promoted to Vice President.
In 1985 he formed Huffines Communities with his brother Phillip, with the company’s primary focus being land investing and developing. In 1990, taking advantage of the real estate and savings and loan debacle in Texas, he began assembling investors to acquire property from the many sellers, which proved to be very successful.
After developing numerous subdivisions, he made a commitment in 1997 to focus on developing large master-planned mixed-use communities. Both Donald and his brother Phillip have a passion for creating truly great places to live. Always trying to stay true to the company’s philosophy of “seeing beyond the obvious” enables the company to achieve greater financial returns. With Donald and Phillip’s leadership and vision, Huffines Communities has become one of the largest master-planned community developers in the Dallas/Fort Worth market (the fourth largest housing market in the US).
Huffines Communities continues a priceless legacy of 85 years of successful family business in the Dallas area; and Donald’s reputation for integrity, professionalism, and attention to detail has made him widely respected within the industry and the Dallas community.