About - our vision

The District at Eastover

Experience The District.
Setting a new standard in Jackson, Ms.

Dine, Shop, Stay, Live.

Luxury living meets Class-A office spaces, local restaurants + shopping!

Who We Are

We're a mixed-use city in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi offering a modern place to gather, dine, shop, stay, and live.

What We Bring

We bring together a collection of specialty local restaurants, shops, and hospitality for people to experience.

Our Hope

We hope this place brings local comfort and lasting joy to the city of Jackson and the friends that stop by.

The Vision - Reimagining their hometown of Jackson.

Mississippi developers and residents, Ted Duckworth, Breck Hines and the late Michael Barranco shared a vision for a mixed-use city center that would infuse Jackson with the most thoughtful design for commercial and residential offerings— where people can gather, live and do business. With a belief their hometown was prime to reemerge, these dreamers decided it was time to act. After years of planning and a lot of faith, The District at Eastover is now home to Jackson MS.

Project Developers

Ted Duckworth


Ted J. Duckworth is Co-Manager of The District Land Development Company, LLC and President and CEO of Duckworth Realty, Inc. Ted has been the architect of the company's recent growth into development projects and has provided a vision for the company's downtown revitalization efforts in Jackson, Mississippi. This vision carries over into the overall company philosophy of making a difference in the community where we live and work. His $16 million renovation of the mixed-use Electric 308 Building in 2005 sparked an interest in downtown development and created an atmosphere of energy in the downtown market.

Ted has coordinated the acquisition of multiple investment properties throughout the southeast totaling over $150 million. The transactions have allowed Duckworth Realty to expand its operations across the region, with projects located in Jackson, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Mobile, Pensacola, Gulf Breeze and Atlanta.

Ted is a recognized leader of economic development in Metro-Jackson. He has served as Chairman of The Board of Downtown Jackson Partners which manages the Central Business District, and on the Downtown Strategic Plan for the City of Jackson. He currently also serves as President of the Eastover Neighborhood Association.

Breck Hines


Breck Hines is Partner and Co-Manager of The District Land Development Company, LLC and Concord Capital, LLC, and Principal of Duckworth Realty, Inc.  Breck manages the acquisition and development operations, from new project identification and underwriting to negotiations, due diligence, financing and closing, and in partnership with Ted and John Michael, has purchased or developed 1.8 million SF of commercial properties since 2005 with an aggregate value over $300 million.  In addition, Breck serves in the asset management role for many of the Company’s properties.  As a Broker Associate, Breck also provides leasing and third-party brokerage services to select clients across Mississippi, having represented landlords and tenants in over $250 million of leasing transactions.

Prior to his partnership with Ted in 2005, Breck was an Acquisitions Analyst with Parkway Properties, Inc., an NYSE-traded REIT.  During that time, his acquisition team underwrote and closed multiple office property acquisitions in Phoenix, AZ, totaling 580,000 SF and valued at over $85 million.  At Parkway, Breck also served as manager/broker of several office and industrial properties in Jackson, MS and New Orleans, LA, including Parkway’s corporate headquarters.

Breck currently serves on the Board of Directors of PriorityOne Bank and the Country Club of Jackson, and has served on the Board of the Mississippi Children’s Home Services and the church council of Christ United Methodist Church.  He lives in Jackson with his wife and three children.

Michael Barranco (1962-2011)


Michael Barranco was founder and President of Barranco Architecture, Planning & Interior Design, and was one of the most influential architects in the State of Mississippi in recent years. Grounded in the traditions of European town planning and architectural design, Michael was a leader of the New Urbanist movement, and his mark can be found across Mississippi. The Barranco firm designed many local projects, including governmental, educational, institutional, spiritual, housing, office, hospitality, and town/master planning. While Michael was an incredibly creative architect, he is best remembered by those who had the pleasure of knowing him as a man of honesty, integrity, and character, who placed his faith in Jesus Christ and his love of his family above all other.

Our Partners