EXEMPLIFYING INNOVATION, ENRICHING LIVES

EXEMPLIFYING INNOVATION,
ENRICHING LIVES

ALL ABOUT US

We are a Houston-based boutique development firm specializing in creating experience-driven mixed-use communities that celebrate the uniqueness of the local area, exemplify innovation and enrich peoples’ lives.

We are committed to creating meaningful and innovative spaces that allow people to connect with one another and their community in powerful ways.

We believe that a development can and should be so much more than a shopping center – it should tell a story, and we specialize in telling stories with our spaces that move and connect with people.

PROJECTS

THE FOUNDERS DISTRICT

PUMA’s pioneer project, The Founders District, is a revolutionary mixed-use campus in West Houston. Anchored by The Cannon, one of the largest and most innovative flexible workspaces in the world, The Founders District is a beacon of innovation, technology, and the elevated consumer experience.

The walkable, 30+ acre campus will comprise experiential retail, dynamic entertainment, unique food & beverage, top-notch fitness, multifamily residential, commercial office and more.

THE CANNON

The headquarters and founding location of The Cannon is located at 1334 Brittmoore Road and consists of 120,000 square feet of  commercial office space. The Cannon is a community of innovation that provides its members with numerous workspace options, programming, content, events, and access to sponsors, mentors, accelerators, incubators, and venture capital. The building opened its doors in July 2019 and was constructed from a 1950’s warehouse.

The Cannon’s unique design was recognized with the following awards & accolades:
  • REDNEWS AWARD WINNER | Office Category
  • REDNEWS AWARD WINNER | Interior Design Category
  • IIDA TX OK CHAPTER DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER | Corporate Large Category
  • HOUSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL’S LANDMARK AWARD FINALIST | Office Building Category
  • HOUSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL’S LANDMARK AWARD FINALIST | Rehabilitation/Renovation Category
  • STARNET AWARD SILVER WINNER | Mixed-use Developments Category

THE POWDER KEG

PUMA opened The Powder Keg, an open-air bar including four sand volleyball courts and a dog park, in early September, 2019. The Powder Keg is an ice house-style concept with 16 flat-screen TVs and a shipping container turned full bar, featuring unique cocktails and rotating craft beers and wines. It is intended to be a temporary concept while construction for The Founders District campus and the future Powder Keg is under way.

LEADERSHIP

MARK TOON | CEO

Mark Toon is the Founder and CEO of PUMA Development and Managing Partner of Work America Capital, a Houston Venture Capital Firm, and Co-Founder of such companies as The Cannon. Formerly, Mark was the Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Capital and Global Head of KPMG Data & Analytics business, the Co-Founder and CEO of EquaTerra, the Chairman of World 50, and the Co-Founder and CEO of SourceNet Solutions. Mark is an active Houston area business leader, innovator, and successful entrepreneur.

JOEY JURKASH | CFO

Joey is the Chief Financial Officer for PUMA Development, Brittmoore Founders District, and Work America Capital. His experiences include roles such as CFO, Controller, Auditor Manager, and others throughout the private and public accounting world. He has worked in industries including real estate, venture capital, family office, services, oil & gas, construction, mortgage, non-profit, school districts, and more. Joey is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Global Management Accountant, and a Licensed Realtor.

CONTACT US

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1334 Brittmoore Rd, Suite 200 Houston, TX 77043
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