About Us

Texas Land Developers Association is dedicated to protecting the real estate development industry.

TLDA works to prevent over-regulation by state and local governments by advocating for common-sense practices in land use and development; and promoting legislation that fosters a business-friendly environment for property development, through positive and credible relationships with stakeholders across the state.

About Us

Texas Land Developers Association is dedicated to protecting the real estate development industry. We are a statewide trade organization and political lobby providing a unified voice to lawmakers while promoting integrity in the industry.

  • We work hard to influence proposed legislation to ensure the laws affecting development across Texas are fair and equitable for the development industry.
  • We serve as your “voice” to educate and inform elected officials about our industry
  • We alert members to the negative impact that proposed legislation may have on our business and work diligently to minimize negative impacts.
  • We work with local officials involved in regulating development and with state representatives to ensure a voice in changing regulations involving land use, development, and property rights.
  • We maintain an active advocacy role in our state capitol of Austin to draft legislation in an attempt to enhance and protect our industry.
  • We participate in “interim” year-round legislative activities and numerous other aspects of the political process.

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Heather Oakes

Heather Oakes

Compliance Officer



Founded in 1995 as the Valley Association for Quality Development, the Texas Land Developers Association consists of landowners, real estate developers, and investors across Texas.

Recent legislative changes have resulted in more onerous compliance rules and regulations increasing our legal liability and cost of doing business. We are bound by the laws related to owner-financing of property, and by the statutes that regulate the development of land into rural and suburban subdivisions, complete with all of the usual engineering and infrastructure hurdles.

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