Texas Developer Enters RV Resort Business
DalMac Investments, a developer of several major business parks, warehouses and office buildings in Texas, has created a new division to design and build a chain of RV and camping resorts, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The first project for DalMac’s hospitality division is the 100-acre Koyote Ranch in the “Hill Country” northwest of San Antonio.
“It’s going to be a premium project with the whole resort experience including hiking and fishing,” said Heather Adams, a DalMac spokeswoman.
Koyote Ranch will include a limestone ranch house and it will have RV hookups along with log cottages and reserved tent camping spots, the Morning News reported. RV parking spaces will be available with covered patios and outdoor fireplaces.
Construction of Koyote Ranch is underway and it is expected to open next year.
DalMac has plans for a second RV resort near the Texas Gulf Coast community of Galveston and the company also intends to develop similar facilities outside of Texas, Adams added.
DalMac decided to enter the RV resort development business because “the slowdown in commercial development activity has required us to focus on additional areas of opportunity,” said Brad McJunkin, DalMac’s CEO.
Additionally, McJunkin believes the resorts developed by DalMac will be an attractive alternative to theme parks. “We believe family vacationers are tired of vacations where they stand in line for seven hours a day to ride five rides.”
DalMac is over 40 years old and it has built some major projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth area including the 411-acre Railhead Industrial Park north of Fort Worth and the 40-acre 190 Tech Park in Richardson, Tex., according to the Morning News.