ABOUT US

WHY WE EXIST

We create master communities with our families in mind, so we think that you’ll find it special for yours. 

When we build a community, our first thought is always of our family. Is this a place that they would enjoy, a place that they would find special and want us to visit? In every community we create, one thing will never change—we start with the people who will one day live there, raise their families there, or retire there. “Home” means something different to a young couple just starting out, to a family with teenagers, to a couple with adult children returning home, or to an empty nester with a home-based business.  

DIX Developments customer-focused approach to community creation is long term, and ensures we deliver on our vision of creating incredible places to live, while responsibly managing our partners' investment. Our teams take our core values of caring, commitment, and integrity very seriously. We create communities for all kinds of families to live life in ways that matter most to them. 

Great communities are more than just a few streets or a single neighborhood. They are envisioned and planned from the ground up to create the best possible experience for people who will one day call them home. Where will the schools go? What kind of parks will be needed? Should there be a community retail core? Many of our large new-home communities take years to build. 

We realize, and our investors realize, that by the time a large community is complete, there will be ups and downs in the real estate market. When faced with difficult economic times, we know community becomes more important than ever. We have been seen many housing recessions, and during each one, thoughtfully designed, well-planned communities with award-winning homebuilders, good schools, and great amenities continued to thrive. 

One of DIX's greatest strengths is our ability to bring a diverse group of homebuilders to a community, sharing our passion and customer focus with them and combining our collective efforts so the community vision is achieved. We work with our builders to offer a wide array of home styles and designs to choose from. We continually push ourselves to create communities that are as unique as the people who will call them home. 


JAMES DICKS, CEO

ALLIED GLOBAL REAL ESTATE FUND LLC

MEET OUR CEO

During his 13 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, including the creation of an Ultra High-end Street of Dreams Project featuring six show homes ranging in price from $4M to $8M.

He oversees all operations, including management of our flagship project: the 500 million dollar development of regional impact Volusia county, Flagler county 1,800 + single and multifamily units with over 600,000 commercial retail, office and industrial square feet.  

James is responsible for attracting millions in direct investment and construction as well as working with many state, county and city officials to help enhance the Florida landscape with quality communities.  

With nearly 30 years of experience, his expertise spans the real estate spectrum, from leading large-scale developments with public and private parties to navigating Community Development Districts and infrastructure bond finance such as the 53 million dollar community development district of HuntersRidge in Volusia and Flagler counties.

A McGraw-Hill international best selling author James has published 9 books on various financial topics and has been recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, Forbes and seen on CNBC, NBC, ABC, FOX, and CBS. He currently serves as Florida Chairman of the Department of Defense 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. 

Jerry Smith, CEO

ALLIED GLOBAL REAL ESTATE FUND LLC

MEET OUR COO

Mr. Smith is a seasoned Executive with thirty plus years of experience in development, Healthcare and Business Management. Currently the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Smith brings a wealth of business acumen, business network connections, and financial resources.  Mr. Smith is expert and effectively bringing the right mix of players to the table along with structuring deals in a creative manner to yield the greatest benefit for all stakeholders.

In addition to his role at Allied Global Real Estate. Mr. Smith has previously held the title(s) CEO of ICL Health Care Choices, - Designed, developed and operated a multi discipline health care clinics.  CEO of Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children (ANIBIC) - NFP providing housing, day services, employment, and medical care for children and adults with brain injuries and associated challenges. CEO of Phoenix Industries, - Providing jobs for people with special needs. CEO of Joselow House, A residential facility on Central Park West in NYC, providing housing and services to people with special challenges.  CEO of Children's Leukemia Research Association, - Providing support and assistance to families of children diagnosed with Leukemia and associated cancers.

Mr. Smith currently advises and previously held the titles of COO and Board Member of Advanzeon Inc., a publicly traded national healthcare company providing Sleep Apnea testing and treatment to the transportation sector. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University and a Master’s degree in organizational and clinical psychology from New York University. Mr. Smith holds the rank of fourth degree black belt in American Combat Karate and has trained hundreds of students in martial arts. Mr. Smith has provided professional bodyguard services to celebrities and businesses.