Bayside District Partners | Tom D’Alesandro Leading Development

ROWLETT, Texas – Dec. 11, 2017 – Bayside District Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that Tom D’Alesandro is leading the development of Bayside, a 262-acre regional landmark that serves as the eastern gateway to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with miles of shoreline on Lake Ray Hubbard. D’Alesandro has more than 25 years of experience in the supervision of real estate development companies, where he has overseen development of highly successful, nationally prominent, mixed-use town centers, regional shopping centers and master-planned communities.

“We are pleased to have Tom on board as the lead developer for Bayside,” said Tyler Kruse, principal of Bayside District Partners. “Tom has a notable track record of leading complex real estate projects across the U.S. and internationally, and we’re confident he will make Bayside a premier Texan lake resort destination for the members of our community and a solid investment in the future of Rowlett.”

D’Alesandro’s projects include 60 income-producing office, retail, industrial, residential and hospitality buildings measuring nearly 17 million square feet of space and representing investments of $3.5 billion. In total, these communities provide homes for more than 200,000 families, include more than 60 million square feet of commercial space and extend more than 100,000 acres. He has managed highly successful projects across the U.S. including master-planned communities in Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

His additional Texas-based projects include:

The Woodlands – The 28,000-acre award-winning master-planned community north of Houston.
Shops at La Cantera – The award-winning open-air shopping center located within La Cantera in San Antonio.
Bridgeland – The 11,400-acre master-planned community in the northwest Houston suburb of Cypress.
Thomas Ranch – A new 2,200-acre development in western Travis County outside of Austin.

Verano – Newly planned college town surrounding Texas A&M University San Antonio.

“I am excited to join Bayside District Partners as the response from community members, city and local businesses has been overwhelmingly positive,” said D’Alesandro. “I have a long history in Texas and have built a number of successful developments over the past several decades. I look forward to working together to build a welcoming destination where families in and around the community can go outside and play for years to come.”

D’Alesandro, who founded Blakefield in 2010, guides new development programs and advises clients globally on development strategy and execution. Previously, D’Alesandro held senior leadership positions at McShane Development, General Growth Properties, The Woodlands Operating Company, Terrabrook and Mobil Land Development Company. His developments have won wide recognition, including awards from the Nature Conservancy, the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, National Wildlife Federation, Nations in Bloom and the International Downtown Association.

D’Alesandro received his MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and bachelor’s from Loyola University in Maryland. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

D’Alesandro has served on the boards of several civic, economic, academic and artistic non-profit organizations, including Urban Land Institute (ULI), The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston Wilderness, the Berman Real Estate Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Fairfax County Council on the Arts and the Greater State Street Council, among others.

Bayside project on Lake Ray Hubbard

About Bayside District Partners, LLC

Bayside District Partners, LLC is managing the Bayside development in Rowlett, Texas. Situated on Lake Ray Hubbard, Bayside is a 262-acre, mixed use lakefront community that will provide an open-air destination with an expansive green space and recreational activities including the newly renovated Bayside Boat Club with 800 active members, lush gardens and parks, great shopping and restaurants. Hundreds of families will have lake houses at Bayside with offerings from single-family homes and town homes to luxury apartment living, all located less than 30 minutes from downtown Dallas and major Collin County employment centers. Learn more at

Tom D’Alesandro

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