DFW Commercial Real Estate
Doing great work with great people.
As the founding partner of TXRE Properties, LLC and its affiliates, Justin Smith oversees the management and leasing division of TXRE. His expertise also includes development opportunities and investment acquisitions and sales. His unique management style of combining property management with leasing has been successful at every managed TXRE property. Justin attended the University of New Hampshire on a full athletic scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration focusing in marketing. Justin earned his MS in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is married with two children and resides in Dallas, Texas.
Julia Gilbert oversees investment management and special projects. Her role as Investment Manager includes cash flow management and analysis, asset positioning, and value enhancement. Ms. Gilbert has over 20 years experience in real estate management. Prior to TXRE Properties, Ms. Gilbert was an asset manager for Macfarlan Real Estate Services where she managed a majority owned Morgan Stanley office portfolio in Texas and a privately held portfolio consisting of office, industrial and hotel assets throughout the United States. She was also with the Archon Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, where she worked in the international acquisitions division pursuing investment opportunities for Goldman Sachs and their operating partners in South America, Europe and Asia. Ms. Gilbert is a native of Houston and graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting. She is a member of several community and professional organizations including Junior League of Dallas, Catholic Charity Services and CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women). Ms. Gilbert currently resides in Las Colinas with her husband and twin daughters.
BROKERAGE & LEASING
Director of Leasing
Kolby Dickerson joined TXRE Properties in 2015 to serve as the Leasing Director. In his seven years at TXRE Properties, he has been integral to the growth of the portfolio that now encompasses over six million square feet throughout DFW. He has been the top producer at TXRE Properties during his tenure and works with the rest of the team to ensure year over year growth for all aspects of TXRE Properties. Kolby attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. Outside of work, Kolby enjoys spending time with wife, son, and two dogs.
Cole Moreano joined TXRE Properties in 2018. Over the last four years at the firm Cole has become a core member of the leasing team and assisted in growing the third-party arm of TXRE. Cole ensures he is offering the highest level of service to his clients with clear communication and strategic marketing at each individual asset he represents. His markets of focus are Arlington, HEB, and Irving where he specializes in Landlord representation services. Cole was educated at the Sam Walton of Business Honors College at the University of Arkansas where he double majored in Finance and Management. In his free time, Cole is watching the latest sporting event with friends or hanging out with his fiancé, Morgan, and his dog, Teddy.
Sam Davis joined TXRE Properties in 2019. Over the past three years at the firm, Sam has become a core member of the leasing team. Sam ensures he is offering a premium level of service to his clients by providing a high level of enthusiasm and clear communication. Sam attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports and spending time with his friends and family.
Grant is from San Antonio, TX and attended Texas Tech University where he graduated with his Bachelor of Business Administration from the Rawls College of Business. Grant has taken on the role of analyst where he directly supports the leasing team in market research and analysis. His competitiveness, determination, and tenacity are strong assets that are crucial to TXRE. When Grant is not working you can find him hanging out with friends, fishing, or watching sports.
Linda Phillips is a perfect example of someone who started out her commercial real estate career at the bottom of the ladder and steadily worked her way up. Beginning as a building secretary and then progressing all the way to earning the Property Manager of the Year award from BOMA Dallas, Linda has proven her solid work ethic and ability to develop her leadership skills. Motivated by a love for people and an interest in commercial real estate, Linda loves to help tenants find their ideal workspace in one of our premier DFW office buildings. When she’s not busy working in the fast-paced real estate environment, you can find her relaxing with friends or volunteering at her local church.
Sherry Thweatt joined the TXRE family in 2020 as a Property Manager/Facilities Associate. She brings to her position an established background in successful property management.
From her beginnings as a tenant in a commercial property to becoming a General Manager for Hall Office Park, a Class A property encompassing 15 office/retail buildings and 2 million square feet, she pairs a broad range of 25 years’ experience with a proven ability to achieve operational results.
Her philosophy of developing strong relationships with her tenant base, coupled with her proven ability to embrace challenges head on, have enabled her to achieve above-standard service and results. This ideology enabled her to achieve the A-List award for 4-years in her previous employment.
Sherry is a native of Galveston, Texas. After moving to Dallas, Texas she attended Brookhaven College studying real estate.
Mrs. Thweatt currently resides in Carrollton, Texas with her husband and they have two grown children and one granddaughter. She loves football, and spending time with her family. In her free time, she loves performing gospel and county music, her passion.
Rochelle has 23 years of commercial real estate experience. She initially started in Facility Management which gradually evolved into Property Management. Her experience extends through corporate office oversight in the banking industry and multi-tenant office buildings.
Rochelle is heavily involved in Diva WOW (Women Outdoors Worldwide) as the DFW Ladies & Youth Outdoor Clinic Chair. Her love of shooting sports and hunting extends to her family. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Tony – on the back of his Harley on road trips or in the hunting blind.
Tamiela Mitchell is the Property Manager for several of TXRE’s properties in DFW’s Stemmons Submarket. Her accreditation as a Certified Property Manager has helped her refine her skills in customer service, customer and vendor relationship building, and budgeting/reforecasting/reporting.
She is a Houston area native who enjoys traveling and spending time at the beach with her husband, three children, and dog, as well as volunteering in the community. Tamiela studied at Stephen F Austin State University and is looking forward to starting classes this year to earn her RPA with BOMA.
Head of Engineering
Gregory Hood joined TXRE Properties in 2008 and currently serves as our chief Facilities Engineer. As Facilities Engineer, Mr. Hood coordinates and oversees the operations and maintenance of the TXRE managed properties in a cost effective manner aimed at long term preservation of the asset. His responsibilities include care of the heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing, lighting systems, grounds keeping, and preventative maintenance programs. Prior to joining TXRE, Mr. Hood served eight years in the U.S. Navy working as a building supervisor ensuring a high quality of life for America’s sailors. Mr. Hood holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a focus in HVAC Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a universal technician and holds R-410 and R-608 certifications. Mr. Hood continues to serve his country in the Navy Reserves. He currently resides in Grand Prairie with his wife and two children.
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Although Tony is one of TXRE’s newest team members, he brings over 19 years experience in building operations to the table. He is well equipped to handle one of TXRE’s largest assets, The Plaza at Solana in Westlake with his HVAC management, electrical, plumbing, and fire life safety skill sets.
When not at work, Tony enjoys sports, music, movies, playing with his dogs, and spending time with friends and family.
Construction Management, Capital Markets, Marketing
Ryan joined the TXRE team in 2013 and currently oversees the DFW portfolio. His experience includes promoting and maintaining excellent tenant relations and proactively resolving building and tenant issues. He continually compares and negotiates ongoing vendor contracts ensuring the best service, terms, and pricing. Ryan’s strong skill set compliments TXRE’s goals and missions to provide excellent service to our clients.
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Diane Able obtained an Associate’s degree in Accounting and Computer Programming, which she has utilized over a distinguished thirty year career at the Goldman Sachs and Klabzuba Realty companies. Mrs. Able joined the TXRE team in 2018 and is currently recognized as the Property Controller. Her past experience with large multinational financial organizations and local family offices gives her a uniquely insightful perspective which has enhanced her abilities across retail, office, hotel, and multi-family property management. Mrs. Able was born in Waco, Texas and moved to Fort Worth in 1995. Diane and her husband have raised two children and are ardent Dallas Cowboys fans.
Cliss Holmstrom joined the Accounting Team at TXRE in 2020. Her professional experiences in the banking and medical industries provided her with the skills to take on the complicated world of commercial real estate accounting. Cliss lives in the Carrollton area with her fiance, Roy, and their two sons.
Cole Johnson joined the TXRE team in January of 2019 and currently serves in the Accounting department. In his current role, he handles all aspects of accounts receivable and accounts payable. Cole attended The University of Texas at Arlington and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics. Prior to graduating from The University of Texas at Arlington, Cole was on a full athletic scholarship to play basketball for Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. He enjoys anything that will allow him to compete and loves a challenge. His ideas of fun are learning more about financial analysis, spending time with family and friends and playing sports.