Jim Williams, Jr.
Jim Williams, Jr. is the founder and Chairman of LandPlan Development Corp., a premier North Texas real estate development company headquartered in Frisco, Texas.
While earning his undergraduate degree at the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Jim was a two time All Southwest Conference defensive tackle and a member of the 1964 national championship football team and captain of the undefeated 1965 Southwest Conference Champions. He played linebacker for the Houston Oilers and earned his MBA from the SMU Cox School of Business. A devoted Razorback, he is proud to have been named the 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year by Walton College. In 2010 he was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Arkansas Hall of Honor. In 2012, he was inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.
Prior to his career at LandPlan, Jim served as President of Cornerstone Investments and Preston Hollow Development, leading residential development including the exclusive Caruth Homeplace. He also owned Williams Fine Homes and was named Dallas Home & Apartment Builder’s Homebuilder of the Year in 1985.
Jim believes in giving back to his community. He serves on the board of directors and is past chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association and is also on the boards of Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas Area Rapid Transit System, and Goodwill Industries among others. As the head of Parkland’s Real Estate Committee, he spearheaded the acquisition of more than 40 acres for construction of the New Parkland and helped in designing a new $1.3 billion Parkland campus.
He has helped form two churches and acquired land and master planned more than 20 others. In 1987, he received the Man of the Year Award from the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance for successfully leading more than 1,500 Dallas churches and synagogues in their defeat of proposed obtrusive city of Dallas zoning regulations.
Jim resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife of over 50 years, Nedra. Jim and Nedra have two children and six grandchildren living in the Metroplex.
“Building lasting value” is the LandPlan motto and the goal that Jim strives to achieve on every project.