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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.



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.




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.


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.


Client List

AEW Capital Management

AKT Development

Alliance Imaging

Arcadia Development


Benham Family Trust

Berg Zeigler Anderson & Parker

Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital

Bowie & Bruegmann

Boyle Family Trust

Brookfield Homes

Buena Vista Energy

Byron Municipal Advisory Council

Catellus Commercial Development

Charter Properties

Church Heating & Air Conditioning

Church of Latter Day Saints

Coast to Coast Fixturing

Contra Costa Water District

S.H. Cowell Foundation

Cranbrook Financial Group


Diamond Generating

Dillard Trucking

East Bay Regional Park District

Dr. Philip A. Edington, MD

8minutenergy Renewables

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

Granite Construction

Greenbrier Homes

Grupe Development

GWF Power Systems

Michael D. Hakeem – Attorney at Law

Henkels & McCoy

Hunsaker Development

Integral Communities

International Cable

International Wind

Frederick Jacobsen – Attorney at Law

Kleinfeld & Heiser


LDK Ventures

Lewis Communities

Mason Family Properties

Leland Parachini Steinberg Matzger & Melnick

Mariposa Energy

Matteoni Saxe & Nanda

Paul "Pete" McCloskey – Attorney at Law

Meineke Car Care Centers

Moye Giles O'Keefe Vermeiri & Gorrell

Mulqueeney Properties

Tom Nagel – Attorney at Law

Neumiller & Beardslee

New Jerusalem School District


Norman Masonry

Northwind Energy

Nunn Farms

Pacific Veterinary Hospital

Pacific Gas & Electric

Perine Danforth

William Petzel – Attorney at Law

Physiotherapy Associates

PICS Inventory Control Specialists

Posh Bagel

Preferred Real Estate Group

Presidio Group

Prudential California Realty

Qualitas Dental

Quest Diagnostics

Regency Real Estate

Roman Catholic Church, Stockton Diocese

Service Communications

Dennis Shore – Attorney at Law

Smith, Merrill, & Peffer

Speckman Farms


St. Bernard's Catholic Church

Suncrest Homes

Taylor Farms

Dr. Paul A. Teranishi, DDS

Tracy Montessori School

Tracy Public Cemetery District

Tres Vaqueros Windfarm


US Bank

University of the Pacific

Valley Recycling

ValleyCare Health System

Valley Oak Properties

Van De Pol Enterprises

Vaquero Farms

Varni, Fraser, Hartwell & Rodgers

The Vasco Group


Judge Hugh Walker

Wal-Mart Stores

Dr. Sharon D. Washington, MD

State of Washington Department of Natural Resources

Willson & Company

Yates & Felts

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