We have over 35 years extensive experience in large master planned, mixed-use communities, including planning, designing, financing, construction and development. With a belief in community involvement we have had the opportunity to use the expertise attained through a lengthy history of project development in Central Florida to provide thoughtful, convenient and attractive locations to live, work, and play.

We focus on finding unique opportunities where we can create lasting value, striving to leave each project better than when we found it. This is done through analysis of the property including zoning, topography, location, availability of utilities, and market conditions.

Throughout our history, we have consistently generated out-sized returns while simultaneously minimizing risk for our company and investors by always sticking to our investment strategy based on our core beliefs:

    • Alignment of Interest. Investing our own capital alongside our partners ensures our interests are fully aligned.
    • Deep Market Knowledge and Local Presence. We believe the best way to build the knowledge and relationships it takes to secure the strongest opportunities is to live and work where you’re investing.
    • End-to-End Control. Our integrated, hands-on approach gives us first hand knowledge of market trends, allowing for swift adjustments to changing market conditions.

Using this approach, we have built a long and proven track record of above-market returns for our US and European investors.


Each member of our team provides valuable insight, bringing a unique perspective to the table. Team members who monitor and manage each phase of acquisition or development to ensure optimal outcomes then direct select projects that meet a discerning set of criteria. We are all innovators ensuring the support and attention our projects deserve.





James Dicks Finds Success in Raising Capital and Developing Prime Florida Real Estate Assets

During his 17 years at the helm, James has led the evolution of DIX Developments from landowner to a full service, integrated multi-use real estate development, construction and management firm,

which now includes more than 500 million in land owned and controlled.

He oversees all operations, which includes over 12,000 residential lots, 2300 apartments and 7M square feet of commercial, industrial, retail, medical and office currently in development.

A McGraw-Hill international best-selling author James has published nine books on various financial topics and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, Forbes and seen on CNBC, NBC, ABC, FOX, and CBS.

He currently serves as the President of the Osceola County Sheriff Foundation and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Defense Florida Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve. James is also a member of the American Legion and Urban Land Institute.

As both a former Marine and dedicated family man, James strives to make a positive difference in the lives of every person he meets.



The Dicks Family has a long history of supporting their community.   We are currently actively involved in supporting our military service men and women, local law enforcement members and several other community foundations.

K9s For Warriors

K9s For Warriors is ending veteran suicide and returning our Warriors to a life of dignity and independence. We rescue and train shelter dogs to be paired as Service Dogs for Warriors with service-connected Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma.

Seminole County Sheriff Foundation
Osceola County Sheriff Foundation
Orange County Sheriff Foundation
Orlando Police Foundation

The Foundations are incorporated and are private 501 (c) (3) organization formed to bring together charitable donors, community leaders and non profit organizations in support of, and to encourage, non-tax based philanthropic efforts for the benefit of Deputies, Officers, employees and their families and innovations in crime fighting. All with the goal of enhancing services and to enhance the quality of life by reducing crime and the fear of crime throughout the communities.

Children’s Leukemia Research Association

The Children’s Leukemia Research Association, Inc., formerly known as the National Leukemia Research Association, was founded in 1965 to find the causes, treatment, and a cure for Leukemia. Under the direction of our Medical Advisory Committee, CLRA is committed to directing the funds of the Association to the most promising leukemia (BLOOD CANCER) research projects in the hopes of isolating the causes, finding a cure, and where funding is not duplicated from other sources. Providing financial assistant to children and adults helps lessen the immense financial burden of treatment. Advances in treatment and the ability to continue treatment brings patients closer to remission.

Advent Health Foundation

They Support programs and services to serve patients and their families in need at AdventHealth, but this can only be achieved with your help. There are a variety of ways you can donate, get involved and support an area of care. We encourage you to choose a cause most meaningful to you in the way that makes you feel purpose, feel generous and feel whole.