Highland Homes Announces Steve Sample as Head of Land, Houston

Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that Steve Sample has joined Highland Homes as Head of Land for their Houston market. Sample will be a key leader in the growing Houston market by identifying land acquisition opportunities and overseeing the development of new neighborhoods. Reporting to the Vice President of Land for Highland Homes, Sample will play a critical role in the sourcing, evaluation, and acquisition of development sites and direct all aspects of the design and entitlement process for new communities.

“Chartwell Partners is pleased to have served as the executive search firm for this engagement,” said Sean O’Neal, Principal of Chartwell Partners’ Financial Services Practice. “Sample is an excellent find for this role and is well known in the land industry as a best-in-class leader capable of outsized results.”

About Highland Homes
Highland Homes was founded in 1985 by brother and sister team Rod Sanders and Jean Ann Brock. With Rod’s keen business knowledge and Jean Ann’s innovative approach to sales, marketing and architecture, 13 homes were sold in the first month of operation during one of the toughest real estate markets the nation has seen to date. Highland quickly grew to become one of the leading single-family homebuilders in the United States. Today, Highland Homes builds over 4,000 homes a year in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.

About Chartwell Partners
Chartwell Partners specializes in retained recruitment at the executive and board of director levels. Founded in 2005, they serve a variety of industries across the nation. Chartwell’s Real Estate Practice, led by Scott Petty, is regularly called upon by clients in the sector to lead C-Suite, board, and other senior executive search assignments. The team prides themselves on their reputation of consistency, confidentiality, and long-term success of their placements.