WHAT WE DO
Hawthorne Capital is a Houston-based private equity firm that pairs Doug Smith’s funds with those of other investors to purchase, subdivide, improve and sell tracts of rural Texas land.
Our unique business model is generating predictable passive income for our investors. Investments are backed by tangible assets, and returns are mirroring the stock market’s long-term trend but without the volatility.
Our managers and advisors have over 100 years of combined real estate investing experience and have bought and sold over $100 million in real estate assets, including over 5,000 acres of rural land.
Below are our core values. They reflect what is truly important to us as an organization. These values do not change over time, but rather they are the underpinning of our culture.
Utilizing honest and ethical business practices
Making calculated investments that improve the welfare of investors
Embracing a sense of optimism and possibility
Supporting team member happiness and excellence
Focusing on productivity and attention to detail
Attracting, developing, and retaining the best talent
Actively pursuing measurable results to guide our business decisions
I started Hawthorne Capital to build and protect my own wealth, and that goal remains the same today. I am proud to be one of the company’s largest investors.
A good partnership is one where everyone wins together. When you partner with us, you won’t find any hidden fees or complex structures. Our returns are created through real profits and not financial engineering.
I am privileged to partner with you and want to thank you for considering Hawthorne Capital for your investment needs.
Founder and CEO
The team behind Hawthorne Capital offers a collective expertise earned from years of successful real estate investment and operations experience. Our rare combination of skills, including deep industry, technical, financial, operating and transactional capabilities, make us the preferred partner for discerning investors.
Founder and CEOBIO
President of Hawthorne LandBIO
Vice President of Investor RelationsBIO
Spencer is a proven sales, operations and organizational leader. A former collegiate and professional baseball player, he has gone on to hold various leadership positions in his corporate career. During his decade-long tenure at Baker Hughes, he rose to the positions of global sales director and North America product line director, ultimately leading teams of over 200 employees. He then went on to hold the titles of vice president and director of the board for other companies in oil field services and private equity. He is most recognized for consistently driving revenues while cutting costs, even during market downturns. His extensive management and sales experience combined with his passion for rural land make him an indispensable part of the team. Spencer holds a BBA in Business Management and Marketing from Oklahoma State University and an Executive MBA from Rice University.
Below are a few older land deals. Reach out for details on current projects
260 Acres Near Alvin
Purchase Price: $550,000 Return on Investment: 2.3x Project Duration: 18 months
This deal was extremely successful with high cash-on-cash returns despite a longer than expected timeline. We sold larger tracts, mostly on owner financing, although a large buyer came in and bought some for cash.
88 Acres Near Waller
Purchase Price: $440,000 Return on Investment: 1.6x Project Duration: 12 months
The cash-on-cash return on this deal was even higher than Alvin due to securing bank financing and completing the deal in just 12 months. Tracts were 11 acres each. Most sold on owner financing.
151 Acres in Rock Island
Purchase Price: $803,374 Return on Investment: 1.6x Project Duration: 10 months
We subdivided this tract into 10 parcels of 10 to 20 acres each. Two sold for cash, and the rest sold on owner financing.
119 Acres in Danevang
134 Acres in Cleveland
Map and pictures coming soon. For more details Send Inquiry.
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- Physical Address:
- 1210 West Clay Street, Suite 8, Houston, TX 77019
- Tel: (832) 205-3444
- Mailing Address:
- PO Box 667243, Houston, TX 77266