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Steve Isbell started Strategic Equity & Investments in 2004.  Prior to that he was a developer and Vice President for Realty Capital Corporation of Colleyville, Texas.  During that time, he oversaw all aspects of commercial development including site acquisition, financing, construction, leasing and disposition of projects totaling over $50,000,000 in value.   He is an instructor in the University of Texas at Arlington's Finance and Real Estate Department and in 2015 was given the Outstanding Lecturer Award by the College of Business in addition to being nominated for the Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence.  In addition to managing SEI, he also provides development consultation services for land owners.

He holds a Master of Science in Real Estate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas and a Bachelor of Science degree from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, majoring in Biology and Chemistry.  He is licensed as a real estate broker in the State of Texas.

He lives in Colleyville, Texas with his wife Kristi, their three children and Cowboy, the goofy Australian Shepherd.  Additional personal information can be found here.

Below are examples of previous projects.



  Cross Creek Center:  Strategic Equity and Investments purchased 4.5 acres of undeveloped land near the intersection of SE Green Oaks Boulevard and New York Avenue in Arlington, Texas.  In addition to selling  pad sites to Dollar General and O'Reilly Auto Parts, a 17,000 square foot strip center was constructed.  The shopping center has been sold providing a return multiple of approximately 150%.  Please click here for information on the remaining pad site.


  Old Main Street:  Steve Isbell worked as the developer on the purchase and renovation of the 36,000 square foot North Main Street Shopping Center on Main Street in Grapevine, Texas.  The architect on the project was Khiet Nguyen with CNK Associates of Grand Prairie, Texas.  When the project sold, it provided a 20% IRR to its equity investors.  Click here to see a before and after picture (pdf).  An RCC development.


  Parkway Vista:  Located on Plano Parkway near the intersection of Preston Road, Parkway Vista is a 34,000 square foot professional office building.  The architect on the project was Robert Garza with RPGA of Fort Worth, Texas.  An RCC development.