Founded over 40 years ago by Dixon D. Cowley, Cowley Companies, Inc. and related entities encompass many facets of real estate investment. Now managed by Michael T. Cowley, the company has grown from a two-person operation to more than 15 full-time employees managing a diverse portfolio of real estate holdings and investments. These investments include raw land, hard-asset lending, industrial and commercial property, and assisted living facilities. Additional interests include petroleum retailing and convenience market operations, through it’s ownership in Carioca Oil Company, residential property development and remediation of environmentally challenged properties.
In 2005, Mr. Cowley joined together with Nathan Learner to form Strategic Capital Management LLLP (SCM), a land acquisition/investment group. SCM was formed to provide a select group of outside investors the opportunity to invest alongside Cowley Companies. Cowley Companies and SCM have subsequently managed over 160 transactions totaling more than $550 million.
Together with SCM, Cowley Companies, Inc. and it’s related entities own an interest in over 30,000 acres of land in Arizona, 5,000 acres in the Denver Metro area and over 5,400 acres in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston metro areas. Additional land holdings include properties in Idaho and New Mexico. Cowley Companies also owns and operates over 1.2 million square feet of industrial income property in the Phoenix area.