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Oakdale Communities

Houston-based Oakdale Communities, formerly Sunrise Luxury Living, was formed in 2007 with its purpose to (a) identify opportunities to develop, acquire and/or invest in apartment communities, (b) develop apartment communities on behalf of third party investors, and (c) manage and operate apartment communities on behalf of third party investors in the Western United States.  The Oakdale team has over 50 years of collective experience in acquiring, developing and building luxury real-estate communities.  Oakdale Communities is led by Jim Hinton, who has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate. 

Our Communities

By The Park - Houston, TX


180 Class A multi-family units within walking distance of Memorial Park.  

Briar Forest - Houston, TX


240 Class A multi-family units situated around a picturesque 1.5 acre lake.  

The Core Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ


282 units in a 4-story wrap featuring an amenity deck with majestic McDowell Mountain views.  

The Core at Sycamore Highlands - Riverside, CA (Now Leasing)


275 units in a gated, garden style community with luxury interior finishes and resort pool.  

The Core Chandler - Chandler, AZ (Now Leasing)


220 Class A units with garden style residences and loft/carriage style units in a walkable community with resort amenities.  

The Montrose at Buffalo Bayou - Houston, TX (Under Construction)


224 units in an eight-story building with a rooftop terrace featuring views of the downtown Houston skyline.  

The Core Natomas - Sacramento, CA (Under Construction)


300 units in a garden style community with a resort style fitness center, clubhouse and pool minutes from downtown Sacramento. 

Meet the Team

Jim Hinton - Managing Principal/President



Jim Hinton is the Managing Principal of Oakdale Communities and has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate, focusing exclusively on multifamily assets for over 30 years. Before starting Oakdale Communities, Mr. Hinton was the Senior Vice President of Real Estate Investments at Camden Property Trust from 1995 to 2007. Mr. Hinton’s primary responsibilities included overseeing all facets of multifamily investments including, but not limited to, financing, development, acquisition and disposition of multifamily communities.

Mr. Hinton received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in real estate finance from the University of Texas in 1978. He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Texas and the State of California.


Bob Bussone - Managing Principal/Senior Vice President



Bob Bussone has 25 years experience in commercial real estate with a proven track record of maximizing property cash flows and creating long-term value. Prior to starting with Oakdale Communities, Mr. Bussone served as Vice President of Real Estate Investments with Camden Property Trust for 11 years. He was responsible for overseeing all facets of multifamily investments, which included sourcing both acquisition and development opportunities. Additional responsibilities included handling site selection and layout, defining design criteria, and completing initial cost estimates and planning. He coordinated the approval of all federal, state and local land-use approvals which required interfacing with local planning, operating, finance, and legal organizations in order to meet local requirements while creating positive relationships with community and civic leaders. In total, he has developed over 4,500 units with densities ranging from 20 units per acre to 150 units per acre.

Mr. Bussone received his Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Finance with a second concentration in Real Estate and Urban Land Development from the University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Southern California with his wife and two sons.


Ken Hauser - Senior Vice President



With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Ken Hauser re-joined Oakdale Communities as Vice President of Construction in 2013 to manage the development/construction of multifamily communities for Oakdale. Mr. Hauser started his construction career while attending classes at the University of Texas as a superintendent for a Houston based company building apartments.  After spending eight years in Austin, Texas working on multifamily communities and general contracting, Mr. Hauser moved back to Houston and was employed by the Finger Company in 1991, a national developer/builder of multifamily assets.  During his seventeen year tenure at the Finger Company, Mr. Hauser oversaw the completion of community rehabilitations, management capital improvements and new construction.  For the last sixteen years, Mr. Hauser managed new construction projects in Florida, Massachusetts, Texas and California, completing fifteen projects and over 4,000 luxury units.  Mr. Hauser worked with Oakdale in 2008 and then joined Grayco Builders in 2010 as Vice President of Construction and worked on five projects in Houston and Austin.


Chris Dennis - VP Finance


 Chris Dennis is the VP of Finance for Oakdale Communities. He is primarily responsible for overseeing project financing (Debt and Equity) as well as financial operations. Chris received his B.A. degree in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from Tulane University.  


Charlotte Carleton - VP Operations/Investor Relations


Charlotte Carleton joined Oakdale Communities in 2015 after working in industrial real estate development for 2 years. 


Greta Nimitz - Administrative Assistant


Greta joined Oakdale in 2012  after working in the commercial title insurance industry for 5 years. 


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Oakdale Communities

675 Bering Drive, Suite 160, Houston, TX 77057

(832) 879-2074

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