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HOUSTON, TX – March 5, 2024


 EMBER Real Estate Investment & Development, a Houston-based private real estate investment and development firm specializing in land acquisition and delivery of master-planned communities, industrial and select residential projects, today announced the debut of the inaugural model home park at The Grand Prairie in Hockley, TX. 


The one- and two-story model homes highlight offerings from each of the community’s five distinguished builders: David Weekley HomesPerry HomesSitterle HomesVillage Builders, and Westin Homes. Situated at 16503 Verbena Glen Drive, the model home park is now open daily for tours. Hours for each home can be found here.


The showcase of eight, furnished residences readies the nature-focused, master-planned community on 1,730+ acres of rolling and picturesque landscape – minutes from Cypress and just 36 miles northwest of Downtown Houston – for its public grand opening event. Free to attend and open to all ages, The Grandest Opening will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 11 am to 3 pm and feature complimentary snacks and refreshments, multi-faceted and interactive activations, live music, surprise programming elements and Insta-worthy installations perfect for capturing the moment.


“After years of careful planning, design, and construction, we're very excited to welcome guests to The Grand Prairie.  Our newly unveiled model homes offer a variety of styles, functionality, and sizes; and our soon-to-be-finished welcome center presents a glimpse into the future community life residents can experience. Our goal is to strike that fine balance between something new and exciting, coupled with the natural beauty of the prairie, providing that breathing room from the noise and stress of the highway and city, yet still offering ease of access to dining, retail, culture, and entertainment.  We are all really proud of our entire team and building partners," stated Jeb Kolby, EMBER director of development.


The initial phase of The Grand Prairie will include 481 homes with the first closings slated for later this quarter. Amenities will include a one-of-a-kind welcome experience (slated to debut in late spring 2024), the Sundancer amenity center (anticipated to open in spring 2025), eight miles of interconnected trails, the 70-acre, kayak-friendly Lake Ember, five smaller lakes and 450 acres of dedicated park land that will include a number of pocket parks, including The Overlook, a 40-foot hill at the heart of the community. The Grand Prairie will also soon have an onsite Waller ISD elementary school along Baethe Rd. that will offer young residents the opportunity to walk or bike to school on a daily basis.


Homes in The Grand Prairie range in price from the upper $200s to the $600s+ and are available on 40- 45-, 50- and 60-foot homesites.

David Weekly Homes: Model Home

Perry Homes: Model Home

Village Builders: Model Home

About The Grand Prairie

Developed by EMBER Real Estate Investment & Development, The Grand Prairie is a 1,730-acre master-planned community located 35 miles from Downtown Houston in Hockley, TX that is ideally situated six miles west of the Grand Parkway and one mile south of US 290. Boasting top of the line nature-based amenities and new homes ranging from the upper $280s to the $600s-plus, The Grand Prairie was conceived with quality of life in mind.  The next-generation community is being thoughtfully developed to create an authentic sense of place, restoring the native grasslands in a way that pays homage to the region’s original character while giving residents a welcomed break from the constant hurry of modern-day life. For more information, please visit


About EMBER Real Estate Investment & Development

Founded by Harry Masterson, Jordan Mack and Vicente Rangel, EMBER is a private real estate investment and development firm specializing in land acquisition and delivery of master-planned communities, industrial, and select residential projects. Its vision and relationships continually generate direct off-market opportunities, and its long-term focus allows for compounded value creation. EMBER’s leaders are land experts with the technical expertise and creativity to solve challenging problems. The company additionally partners with exceptional founders and operators on best-in-class projects. In addition to providing capital and network access, EMBER offers a platform for growth and stability through long-term vision, business administration and compliance. The business prides itself on being nimble, patient and willing to take smart risks. EMBER is intellectually rigorous and honest and strives to keep things simple and straightforward while always aligning its interests with the interests of its stakeholders. 

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