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
As the top producer at TXRE Properties from 2015-2020, Kolby Dickerson is an integral part of our commercial real estate broker team. With over a decade of real estate experience, combined with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University, he is no stranger to the real estate arena. From a young age, Kolby was intrigued by the entrepreneurial spirit of real estate and the ability to reap the benefits of hard work and concentrated effort. He is proud of the practical application of these values with TXRE’s purchase of Centerpoint IV, a commercial office building in Arlington, TX. TXRE acquired the property while it was in foreclosure and only 9% of its available space was leased. A year later, extensive renovations were complete and the building was at 90% occupancy – no small feat in the commercial real estate world! When Kolby is not chasing the next real estate opportunity, you might find him spending quality time with his fiancé and his two dogs, or cheering on a Dallas sports team.
Cole Moreano is known for his ability to genuinely listen to his clients and understand their needs – and is probably why he is the lead agent in Tarrant County for TXRE. Cole’s love of real estate started when he was just 18 and began flipping college homes in Lawrence, Texas. He went on to double major in Finance and Management from the University of Arkansas, Sam Walton College of Business. His education, combined with his experience, gives him the ability to solve even the most complex real estate problems. His knowledge of sales, real estate investment, and commercial properties have made him an invaluable team member of TXRE Properties and an invaluable asset to his clients. When he’s not handling commercial real estate, Cole enjoys relaxing by the water, fishing, and playing basketball.
With a degree in Finance from Texas Tech University, Sam Davis comes to the TXRE Properties team well equipped to handle the challenges of the Dallas-Fort Worth commercial real estate market. Not one to sit around on the sidelines, Sam challenges himself every day to outwork his peers and achieve success even at his young age. He loves his real estate career because it offers unlimited growth potential and he knows that the effort he puts into it will not go unrewarded. When he’s not giving potential tenants tours of our premier Dallas area office buildings, you can find Sam playing or watching sports and hanging out with his friends.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & ENGINEERING
Head of Engineer
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.
Property Manager / Facilities Associate
Sherry Thweatt has 25+ years of experience in real estate management. She joined the TXRE family in 2020 as a Property Manager/Facilities Associate.
Sherry began her real estate career in 1990 with Continental Realty Corporation overseeing a 200,000 sq. ft. commercial property in the Dallas area and remained with three different owners as the property changed hands over the next eight years.
Prior to TXRE Properties, Mrs. Thweatt was the General Manager for Hall Office Park where she was responsible for the property management of over 2.5 million square feet of Class A office/retail space. Her professional and tenant relationship skills, coupled with her proven ability to embrace challenges head on, have enabled her to achieve above-standard service and results.
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. Sherry enjoys football, singing and spending time with her family.
Construction & Property Management
Ryan Gilbert joined the TXRE team in 2013 and was promoted to property manager in March 2018. Ryan currently oversees the Dallas portfolio. His experience includes promoting and maintaining excellent tenant relations and proactively resolving building and tenant issues. He continually compares and negotiates on-going 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.
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.
Roy brings several decades of commercial real estate experience to the TXRE Properties team. With the SMT designation from BOMA, a passion for details, and solid problem-solving skills, Roy has what it takes to meet the challenges of the Dallas area commercial real estate market head-on. During his time at TXRE, he has proven this with the remodeling and rebranding of several of our premier office buildings, including One McKinney Plaza, Canal Plaza, and Mockingbird Towers. When he’s not working with tenants or other real estate brokers, Roy loves to read, cook, and hunt.
Katherine Bowen joined TXRE Properties in 2021 as a Property Manager. She began her commercial real estate career as a Tenant Services Coordinator, where she learned first-hand client satisfaction is the key to a successful client-management relationship. From there, she moved up to Property Administrator, then to Assistant Property Manager. Over the course of her experience, Katherine has managed over 2 million square feet of Class A properties.
Katherine is beginning to pursue her CPM® designation from IREM, which has been a goal of hers for many years.
When not working, Katherine can be found at the gym, either in the boxing ring, exploring the exciting world of Peloton, or in the weight room. She also enjoys hanging out with friends on a patio in nice weather or binging the latest Netflix or Hulu series. Katherine takes pride in being a Dallas native and a first-generation Texan.
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.
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.