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Rob Bamford, who has developed multiple, award-winning communities spanning more than 73,000 home sites, has been named general manager of the west Houston master-planned community, Cross Creek Ranch. A project of Johnson Development Corporation, Cross Creek Ranch ranked as one of the top 20 best-selling master-planned communities in the U.S. in 2011. Most recently, the community was recognized as Houston’s 2012 Master Planned Community of the Year by the Greater Houston Builders Association.

A veteran of more than 30 years of single-family land development, Bamford joins Cross Creek Ranch after serving as general manager for Grand Lakes, the 1,250-acre west Houston master-planned community by Trendmaker Homes and a Gold Award Winner for Best Large Community in the National Association of Home Builders Best of American Living Competition.

“Rob is an impressive development professional with a deep understanding of the west Houston market,” says Doug Goff, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Johnson Development.

Bamford joined Trendmaker Homes and Development in 1992 as a project manager, where he was responsible for all residential development activities in the company’s Houston portfolio. He launched his residential development career in 1983 with EDEN Corporation, the land development subsidiary of General Homes Corporation. “This is an exciting time for Cross Creek Ranch,” says Bamford. “The foundation has been laid for a great community.”

Residents in Cross Creek Ranch enjoy resort-style amenities, including the Cross Creek Water Park, a large resort-style swimming pool with a 200-foot water slide, a wading pool, and spray park. Cross Creek Ranch also is home to miles of hike-and-bike trails, a fitness center and sports complex with tennis courts, a basketball court, a sand volleyball court, and playgrounds for all ages. Plus, several parks are located within walking distance of every neighborhood in the community.

Located in the top-performing area for new home sales in Houston, Cross Creek Ranch currently has close to 700 homes with another 5,000 home sites available for development over the next ten years. Approximately 200 acres in the community have been set aside for retail, commercial and multi-family. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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