Jim Dowd's career began in 1982 handling property management of investment homes while still attending the University of Colorado. He then moved to Anchorage Alaska where he worked as a commercial real estate broker leasing office space for Nelson Bunker Hunt of Dallas, Texas. In 1984 Jim relocated to Tampa, Florida Where he began his career in the land business.

Jim lives in Disney’s town of Celebration just outside of Orlando, Florida. Since 1997 he has owned and served as President of Dowd Properties, Inc., a Florida Land Brokerage Company. While he specializes in brokering land in Florida, he also has experience in brokering land in California, Colorado and Alaska. He specializes in representing both buyers and sellers of Single-Family, Multi-Family and Commercial tracts of land. Typically the tracts are for larger Residential Subdivisions, Apartment Projects and Retail Shopping Centers. Over the years his partners and clients have included local, national and international home builders, commercial and multi-family developers and Investors. In addition to brokering, Jim is an investor in land as well.

To date Jim Has been involved in land transactions in excess of $600 Million.


  • Tapestry - Kissimmee, FL (Marketing and Brokerage)
    2,200 Single-Family and Multi-Family units and 150,000 sq.. ft. of commercial on 550 acres.
  • Tohoqua - Kissimmee, FL (Marketing and Brokerage)
    1,800 Single-Family and Multi-Family units, 96,000 sq.. ft. of commercial and an 18 hole championship golf course on 700 acres
  • Lake Marion Diamondback Golf Club - Haines City, FL (Marketing and Brokerage)
    2,00 Single-Family and Multi-Family units, 96,000 sq.. Ft. of commercial and an 18 hole championship golf course on 750 acres
  • Black Bear - Eustis, Florida (Investment Property)
    100 acre Phase IV of the Upson Subdivision within the Black Bear Country Club. Property is in the planning stages for 100 large Single-Family Estate lots. 


  • Mattamy / Randal Park - Orlando, FL. Sold 600 Residential lots to Mattamy Homes October 2012 for $20.1 Million
  • Tapestry / Mattamy Homes - Kissimmee, FL. Sold 1,200 Residential lots to Mattamy Homes August 2013 for $14.8 Million
  • Wheelock Street Capital / Randal Park - Orlando, FL. Acquired, 1,400 Residential lots for Wheelock Street Capital December 2010 for $12.8 Million
  • Tapestry / Park Square Homes - Kissimmee, FL. Sold 600 Residential lots to Park Square Homes July 2013 for $6.8 Million
  • Tapestry / KB Home - Kissimmee, FL. Sold 200 Residential lots to KB Home October 2013 for $4.5 Million
  • Tapestry / Beazer Homes - Kissimmee, FL. Sold 280 Residential lots to Beazer November 2012 for $4.3 Million
  • Lake Marion PD 350 - Haines City, FL. Sold 350 Acres to Juana Corporation November, 2013 for $3.5 Million


Richland Properties - Tampa, Florida, Newport, California - 1986 to 1997 Vice President, Acquisitions and Sales

Key properties brokered include:

  • Southchase DRI, Orlando, FL - Sold over 3,000 Single-Family and Multi-Family units to National Builders plus 500,000 square feet of Retail land to Home Depot, Albertsons, Publix, Nissan as well as others
  • Calusa Trace mixed use development, Tampa, Florida - Acquired and sold over 900 Single-Family and Multi-Family units plus 150,000 square feet of Commercial
  • Westchester, Bluegrass residential subdivisions, Boynton Beach and Miami, FL - Acquired and sold over 2,000 residential units
  • Highland Reserve, Sacramento, California - Acquired over 1,800 residential units plus 300,000 square feet of commercial land

The Myers Group - Orlando, Florida - 1983 to 1986 Director of Acquisitions and Sales,
Key Client was Mike Myers, Los Angeles, California

Jack White Company - Anchorage, Alaska - 1983 Real Estate Broker
Key client was Nelson Bunker Hunt, Dallas TX - Assisted in leasing high rise office tower in downtown Anchorage


University of Colorado - Boulder Colorado, 1983.
BS Business - Major in Real Estate, Minor in Marketing

Credentials / Licenses -
Florida Broker Licenses - Active
California, Colorado and Alaska - Prior
Securities Series 7 License - Prior