This article originally appeared in the fall 2017 edition of the DFW Real Estate Review. An excerpt has been reprinted below.
Jim Knight lives by two mottos.
First, “every day you get up, you have to do something that makes the world a better place, and make others’ lives better,” says Knight, senior principal with Stantec’s Dallas office.
The second? “You have to raise your family, so they can make the world a better place, after you are gone,” he says.
Knight is the driver behind such master-planned communities as Trinity Groves, an 80-acre development west of downtown Dallas that offers restaurants, retail, hotels, and housing. For more than 30 years, he has focused on land development, master planning and infrastructure design.
He’s driven by a desire to serve family, industry and community. In fact, Knight believes he is a servant to his community. “If I can’t make my community better, in some way, every day,” he says, “I’m not doing my job.”
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