THE STAFF AT SR&D
For over 80 years the Souza family has been active in real estate in California’s Central Valley and Bay Area. We started as buyers and sellers of land for our cattle ranching and farming operations and as urbanization spread learned how to shepherd our assets to their highest and best use. Thirty years ago, we formed Souza Realty & Development to share our knowledge with our customers and guide them to the best possible utilization of their real estate assets.
MICHAEL SOUZA, ALC, CRE
Mike attended Bellarmine College Preparatory and Santa Clara University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Upon graduation from college, Mike went to work for Souza Realty & Development.
Mike is a member of professional associations including the Central Valley Association of REALTORS®, the REALTORS® Land Institute, the National & California Association of REALTORS® and the Counselors of Real Estate.
BROKER & PROPERTY MANAGER
Mike has been a real estate broker since 1996 specializing in the sale and leasing of agricultural and commercial properties in the East Bay and Central Valley. Mike also manages approximately 115,000 square feet of retail and industrial space in the Tracy area. His expertise includes property marketing and advertising, property valuation, contract preparation and negotiation and consultation with property owners, tenants, contractors and local planning departments. Prior to real estate, Mike worked in various finance and accounting positions with Motorola and National Semiconductor in Silicon Valley. He is a California licensed real estate broker.
DEBORAH L. WISE
Debbie was born and raised in Fremont, California, and moved to Tracy in 1991. Debbie graduated from John F. Kennedy University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Debbie honed her skills and gained a vast amount of real world experience while attaining increasingly challenging positions with Kallista, Bryan & Murphy Associates, Passport Homes/Heartwood Communities, and UC Construction/Fitzpatrick Homes, where she achieved the position of Controller.
Having been an active participant in the management of the family beef cattle business from a very young age, Tony Souza has been involved with buying and selling land for over 65 years. In the early 1980's, Tony became involved in leasing land for electricity generating windmills on the Souza properties. Neighboring property owners asked Tony for advice, so in 1984 Tony earned his real estate broker's license, formed Souza Realty, and began representing land owners in windmill lease negotiations, among other business pursuits. Sensing the impending growth facing the Central Valley, upon Mike Souza's return from college in late 1987, Souza Realty & Development, Inc. (SRD) was formed.
SRD has evolved into a full service real estate consulting, development and brokerage firm specializing in the sales of transitional land, conservation and mitigation land and easements, agricultural land, and commercial, residential and industrial land, commercial buildings, entitlement of commercial, industrial and residential land, development of commercial and industrial buildings, valuation of real estate , commercial and industrial leasing, and consulting on all real estate matters with particular emphasis on entitlement and project management.
SRD is a family business, owned by Mike Souza. The founder of SRD, Tony Souza and Mike’s father, retired in 2017 but still provides advice to our team. Mike Glazzy (brother-in-law of Mike Souza) is a Real Estate Broker with over 25 years of experience. Also at SRD are Controller Debbie Wise and our Executive Suites Manager Lisa Cox.
Over the last 30 years SRD has been involved in the entitlement of over 1,500 acres of industrial and commercial land, 15,000 residential lots and 750 apartments and has built, renovated, or been the project manager for approximately 275,000 square feet of commercial and industrial buildings, a public cemetery, and a 20 acre church campus.
SRD was and is a principal participant in the Plan C, South MacArthur, Presidio, Northeast Industrial and Tracy Hills development areas. SRD has been a principal player in many local developments including Lourence Ranch and the Tracy Sports Complex, Westgate, Elissagaray Estates, Chabot Commerce Center, West Park Professional Center, Ice House Industrial Park, Klemm One Building, Northeast Industrial Area, Gateway Apartments, Harvest at Tracy (multi-family), Gateway and Tracy Hills.
Some of SRD's milestone accomplishments include conceptualizing the Tracy Sports Complex on 11th Street and managing entitlements for the project from conception to construction, development of the West Park Professional Center at the southeast corner of 11th Street and Tracy Boulevard, the redevelopment of the run-down Tracy Ice House on MacArthur Drive to the Ice House Industrial Park, and the creation of the master plan for the St. Bernard's Valpico Road campus, managing construction of the Holy Family Center and providing project management for the Tracy Hills Master Planned Community since 1999.
A company philosophy has always been that we have an obligation to make Tracy a better community. We have tried to do that through the projects SRD has been involved in, and also through giving back to the community. Staff members of SRD have given countless hours and contributions to many Tracy non-profit organizations, most notably the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tracy, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, Tracy Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Interfaith Ministries, Tracy Noon Rotary Club, Tracy Sunrise Rotary Club, the McHenry House, and the Grand Foundation (Grand Theater Center for the Arts).
In 2012, Souza Realty and Development was named Business of the Year by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.
AEW Capital Management
Benham Family Trust
Berg Zeigler Anderson & Parker
Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital
Bowie & Bruegmann
Boyle Family Trust
Buena Vista Energy
Byron Municipal Advisory Council
Catellus Commercial Development
Church Heating & Air Conditioning
Church of Latter Day Saints
Coast to Coast Fixturing
Contra Costa Water District
S.H. Cowell Foundation
Cranbrook Financial Group
East Bay Regional Park District
Dr. Philip A. Edington, MD
Dr. Morteza M. Farr, DO
Dr. Dionisio A. Fernandes, MD
Fidelity National Title
Fletcher, Harms, & Palmeri
Future Tech Environmental Services
Arthur Gimmy International
Golden State Collections
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy
GWF Power Systems
Michael D. Hakeem – Attorney at Law
Henkels & McCoy
Frederick Jacobsen – Attorney at Law
Kleinfeld & Heiser
Mason Family Properties
Leland Parachini Steinberg Matzger & Melnick
Matteoni Saxe & Nanda
Paul "Pete" McCloskey – Attorney at Law
Meineke Car Care Centers
Moye Giles O'Keefe Vermeiri & Gorrell
Tom Nagel – Attorney at Law
Neumiller & Beardslee
New Jerusalem School District
Pacific Veterinary Hospital
Pacific Gas & Electric
William Petzel – Attorney at Law
PICS Inventory Control Specialists
Preferred Real Estate Group
Prudential California Realty
Regency Real Estate
Roman Catholic Church, Stockton Diocese
Dennis Shore – Attorney at Law
Smith, Merrill, & Peffer
St. Bernard's Catholic Church
Dr. Paul A. Teranishi, DDS
Tracy Montessori School
Tracy Public Cemetery District
Tres Vaqueros Windfarm
University of the Pacific
ValleyCare Health System
Valley Oak Properties
Van De Pol Enterprises
Varni, Fraser, Hartwell & Rodgers
The Vasco Group
Judge Hugh Walker
Dr. Sharon D. Washington, MD
State of Washington Department of Natural Resources
Willson & Company
Yates & Felts