Our Company

Compass Real Estate Investments’ ability to manage a client’s development from planning to sale is our core advantage over other firms.


Compass Investments was founded by Jay Puig who has served the South Texas real estate market for over 18 years.  Our expertise in Commercial, Industrial, Multi Family, Residential and Ranch land development has made Compass Real Estate Investment the premier real estate brokerage and land development consulting firm in the border region.

From it’s inception, the goal of Compass Real Estate Investments has been to increase the value of the client’s real estate by providing superior brokerage, land entitlement and development consulting services with uncompromising integrity and character. These services are primarily offered to developers, residential and commercial builders, equity funds, financial institutions or individuals with real estate interests.

Core Principles

Integrity We are guided by this principle, integrity. It is what drive us to seek out the best outcomes for our clients. All our actions are predicated on the basis of what is the best decision for our client's success. We honor our commitments, we stand behind our work, and our word is our bond. For over 20 years, Compass Real Estate Investments has lived by the time honored tradition of a handshake that has integrity attached to it.

Commitment Compass Real Estate Investments is passionate about our client's success. Our commitment to maximizing our clients return on investment by having on time deliverables, accurate analysis, and a start to finish follow through is what has been the cornerstone of Compass Real Estate Investments' core values.

Respect Over the years, Developers, financial Institutions, and land owners have come to Compass Real Estate Investments knowing that their project will be given the utmost consideration. We collaborate to bring the most effective, advantageous, and profitable outcomes. We will treat all parties with the same courtesy and respect they deserve.

Jay Puig Broker/Owner

Jay Puig Broker/Owner

Jay Puig is a 5th generation Laredoan, rancher, and the founder of Compass Real Estate Investments. Jay holds a B.A. in Marketing from Texas A&M University and has 20 years experience in real estate sales and marketing, development, and consulting. He started his real estate career with Armadillo Homes where rose to the position of Vice President.

Partner - Broker/Associate
Glenn Preuss Broker/Associate

Glenn Preuss Broker/Associate

Glenn lives and works in the Central Texas area with a primary focus on the cities and towns within the Austin-San Antonio corridor. Glenn grew up in Gonzales and eventually attended and graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, with a BBA in Marketing, before moving to Laredo to pursue a career as a US Customs Broker.

Adam Schneider/Associate

Adam Schneider/Associate

Adam Schneider grew up in the small town of Castroville, Texas and worked in the residential construction industry while attending Medina Valley High school. In 2009 he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Technology degree from Texas State University in San Marcos where he met his wife Brittany. During his junior year of college […]

Development Services

From planning to permitting, from construction to completion, from marketing to selling and leasing, Compass Real Estate Investments is a one stop shop for all your development needs

Real estate development, or property development, is a multifaceted business, encompassing activities that range from the renovation and re-lease of existing buildings to the purchase of raw land and the sale of improved land or parcels to others.

Real estate development, or property development, is a multifaceted business, encompassing activities that range from the renovation and re-lease of existing buildings to the purchase of raw land and the sale of improved land or parcels to others.

Developers buy land, finance real estate deals, build or have builders build projects, create, imagine, control and orchestrate the process of development from the beginning to end. Developers usually take the greatest risk in the creation or renovation of real estate. Typically, developers purchase a tract of land, determine the marketing of the property, develop the building program and design, obtain the necessary public approval and financing, build the structure, and lease, manage, and ultimately sell it. Developers work with many different counterparts along each step of this process, including architects, city planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors, leasing agents and more.

Compass Real Estate Investments has been helping landowners maximize their developments potential for almost 20 years. From planning to permitting, from construction to completion, from marketing to selling and leasing, Compass is a one stop shop for your development needs. Our long standing relationships with lenders, landowners, governmental units and subject matter experts have made us the choice for landowners in South Texas for over a quarter century.

Compass Real Estate Investments offers fee development services to financial institutions and property owners.  Our fee development services have helped our clients enjoy the higher values of selling finished lots without becoming a land developer.

In recent years, financial institutions and property owners have faced the possibility of becoming land developers.  Plans devised in the good times fell short and stepping into the position of the developer or builder promises greater returns than a bulk sale. Seldom do these parties have development expertise.  The inherent complexity of partially finished improvements, financial security agreements, and permits and approvals (often on the verge of expiration) are usually beyond the expertise of banks and most property owners.

Compass has the experience and expertise to take land from raw state to finished development and beyond.  Additionally, we handle all real estate brokerage services from sale to leasing. We are a one stop shop for all things land development.

From residential to commercial industrial, Compass has been collaborating with landowners and investors for 25 years to produce some very dynamic and successful land development projects. Compass has brought to life single family and multifamily projects.  They have worked with owners, builders and investors to build warehousing, shopping centers, office complexes and develop raw land in anticipation of further development.

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Ranch Development can be a massive undertaking.  There many variables and regulatory compliance issues as well market driven conditions that can affect the overall success of a ranch development project. Compass Real Estate Investments navigated these issues for many of its clients.  Our principals are ranchers first and foremost with a rich history and tradition of ranch land management.  It’s that tie to the land that has made them successful in ranch development and sales. Compass can insure that your ranch subdivision it’s done carefully and respectfully while maximizing its revenue potential.

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A developer’s fee is compensation to the developer for the time and risk involved to develop the project. It is typically based on the size of the project, the total development cost and the risk associated with the project.

The developer’s fee is just one consideration as the developer may also bring his resources to bear on any given project such as construction, property management fees, project ownership (if the developer will receive a return on equity the developer invested in the project), sale of tax credits to investors (for projects receiving Low-Income Housing Tax Credits) and commissions for sale and or leasing of completed projects.

You can estimate the developer’s fee, considering the size, risk, and cost of the development project, as well as the developer’s interest in the project. The developer’s fee is expressed as a percentage of the total development cost. Note that this percentage will change as you continue to input data on other costs.

Consulting Services

Compass Real Estate Investments has been helping landowners maximize their development's potential for over two decades.

Compass Real Estate Investments provides development consulting services in the areas of land development, land acquisition due diligence, land entitlement, and bond release for communities throughout the South Texas region.

Compass has unparalleled project management experience and is among the best in providing comprehensive project management, design assistance, pricing, oversight, general and sub-contractor selection and control and technical advice services for institutional, commercial, industrial, retail, single family and multi-family residential projects.

Compass Real Estate Investments performs market and absorption analysis to guide land owners, financial institutions, and project owners toward successful developments. We collaborate with interested parties, planning and zoning authorities, and other subject matter experts to maximize a projects potential and mitigate risks.  Our knowledge of the communities we operate in and our vast network of resources allows us to plan and predict the most advantageous outcomes for our clients.

Thorough and extensive research of a property prior to purchase is crucial. Success depends on it. Compass Investments has extensive experience in this area. Essential items that are thoroughly analyzed include:

  • Allowable uses per zoning regulations
  • Marketing Analysis
  • Absorption Rates for lots or units
  • Adequacy of water and sewer
  • Handling of storm water
  • Adequacy of dry utilities (electric, telephone, gas, cable)
  • Topography from an earthwork and marketing perspective
  • Possible relocation of existing utilities
  • Subsurface soils investigations
  • Environmental considerations
  • Preliminary costs and scheduling for development

Compass Real Estate Investments works closely with the local jurisdictions and design, engineering, and construction teams to ensure the efficient and expeditious design and processing of plans. Furthermore, Compass believes in fostering a strong partnership between reviewing jurisdictions, the design team, and the community to provide for respectful land uses and eco friendly developments.We strive to find common ground so as to reduce delays, objections, and mitigate any risks. Understanding the best and most advantageous land use and what entitlements are due a client’s property will allow a project to go from zoning-to-preliminary-to-final plans reviewed, approved and permitted in a timely fashion.

We know the importance of tackling bond release early. Compass typically initiates this process at the final topping stage. Starting bond release at this stage provides for the best opportunity to have all necessary work completed as quickly as possible. Our philosophy is to be proactive with the jurisdiction personnel (from office to field inspectors) in order to bring successful closure to a project without unnecessary delays.

In order to facilitate the transaction of real estate between a buyer and seller we provide independent peer review services of the design and “construct-ability” of a ready to go project. We work with the design team to explore any opportunities to value engineer the site design. Compass Real Estate Investments will work with our contractor partners to solicit the best pricing for the land development work itself. Finally,we identify any other possible issues regarding development and present possible solutions. These services have helped clear up any misunderstandings or differences between transaction parties.

Compass Real Estate provides expert witness research and testimony regarding land entitlement and land development disputes.

Brokerage Services

Compass Real Estate Investments has been connecting buyers and sellers in South Texas with an unparalleled record of success.

For over a quarter century, we have made our real estate services the cornerstone of our company.  Whether you’re buying or selling Compass Real Estate Investments can make the complexities of a land transaction smooth and uncomplicated.  We have been helping our commercial, retail, industrial multi-family and ranch clients maximize their potential and find that unique property that fits their needs.

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Our Projects

From one acre to 10,000 acres, Compass Real Estate Investments has the expertise to maximize returns on your investments. Take a tour of what we've done and what we're doing.



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