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David Simmonds founded RESOLUT RE in January of 2009 and has since built a massive, international, 3rd-party brokerage platform. RESOLUT RE has 6 offices across Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin/San Antonio, McAllen, Midland & El Paso), and serves the great states of Louisiana and New Mexico out of offices in Lafayette, Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
RESOLUT RE represents over 40 tenants nationally, in Mexico and in Canada. We have the ability to service our clients’ expansion needs anywhere in the United States and up to 77 countries around the globe.
RESOLUT RE markets over 800 projects and exclusively represents over 250 tenants regionally across Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana.
David is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Columbia College/Columbia University in New York City.
President & Founder
In 2016, Martin Turner was appointed to serve as RESOLUT RE’s Chief Executive Officer, previously leading its Houston division.
In his tenure as CEO, Turner expanded the company’s footprint and revenue considerably. This momentum landed RESOLUT RE a spot on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America, and a ranking of #1 Real Estate Services Firm in America by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Real Estate Forum Magazine also recognized RESOLUT as one of the nation’s fastest growing real estate companies, and featured Turner on its “Fifty Under Forty” list of Commercial Real Estate Rising Stars in 2018. In 2021, Turner was selected to the Houston Business Journal's list of Most Admired CEOs.
Turner originally joined RESOLUT (called Retail Solutions at the time) in 2010 during its formative years, and earned recognition as an Austin Business Journal Heavy Hitter. In 2013, Turner relocated to run the company’s Houston division. While leading this team, Turner tripled office revenues for three consecutive years, built a 20-person office, and serviced a large portfolio of properties, national tenant accounts and compiled an impressive list of investment sales transactions. By 2016, the division was a top producer, joining the ranks of Houston’s largest commercial real estate brokerages, per the Houston Business Journal (a distinction it still holds).
Prior to joining Retail Solutions, Turner managed a two million square foot portfolio of properties across Texas & Louisiana as a Leasing Executive with Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI).
He attended the University of California at Davis, where he studied Economics and played on the men’s varsity tennis team. He earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Rice University in Texas. Turner lives in Houston with his wife and their three kids, who are rapidly growing up with larger than life personalities!
Chief Executive Officer
Alan Rust, CCIM, Principal of Investment Sales, specializes in the sale of investment real estate. He has led the charge for RESOLUT RE with its investment sales program, having assembled a long track record of success, selling a wide variety of assets across the state of Texas.
Alan has been a commercial broker since 2003 and earned the coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2007. On multiple occasions, he has earned recognition as a “Heavy Hitter” in property sales and leasing from the Austin Business Journal, and he has been named a “Power Broker” as a top broker by the Costar Group.
Prior to moving to Austin in 2007, Alan was a commercial broker in Colorado, where he earned recognition as a “Heavy Hitter” in commercial investment sales from the Denver Business Journal. In addition, he founded and served as president of Snowshoe Ridge Properties, LLC, a successful real estate holding and development firm.
Alan is active in the industry as a long-standing member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (CTCAR) and the international CCIM community.
Alan attended Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, where he earned a BA in Mathematics/Computer Science and a minor in Business Administration.
Alan Rust, CCIM
Principal, Investment Sales
Brian Sladek joined RESOLUT RE in August of 2014. During his time here he has gained hands-on experience with market research and has assisted with daily leasing and development activities. Brian began his real estate career valuing assets as an analyst for Integra Realty Resources. His current focus is on pad development as well as landlord and tenant representation throughout Texas
Brian graduated from the University of Arkansas in December of 2011 and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He is a native of Dallas and a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory.
Chris Flesner started his real estate career in 2008 with Boxer Property, where he leased and managed four multi-story office buildings totaling over 350,000 SF. He was named Top Statewide Leasing Agent in the 4th quarter of 2008 and 1st quarter of 2009. Chris then went to work for 40-year commercial real estate veteran, Larry Harbour, at Century 21 Commercial, where he transitioned and was groomed in retail brokerage services. In 2012, Chris was hired by Retail Realty to handle the company’s Tarrant County portfolio, which accounted for 15 shopping centers, totaling more than 750,000 SF. He was hired to head up the Dallas office for RESOLUT RE in early 2013.
Chris works with Excess Space on the disposition of 7-Eleven, CVS, and Family Dollar assets. He also represents prominent landlords such as N3 Real Estate, Routh Development, Starpoint Properties, Pacific Fuel, Amstar, BH Properties, AMLI, Black Lion Investment Group, and Transition Development Group.
Chris also represents a wide array of tenants including Rush Cycle, Main Squeeze Juice Co, Redline Athletics, Godfathers Pizza, and Sirius Day Spa
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR).
Janice Landers began her real estate career in 2001 after selling her industrial supply company, which she also founded and operated. She has been actively involved in a broad range of real estate, such as land development, retail, medical, office, industrial, 1031 exchanges, acquisitions, tenant representation, leasing and sales.
She has also been successful in raising equity for real estate projects, negotiating joint ventures and working with EB-5. With her many years of experience putting together the right teams, she has sold thousands of acres of land and has leased/sold over one million square feet of commercial space. She also assembled over $150M in real estate, over $200M in joint venture assets for a REIT and helped put together a $500M fund.
She is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designee and member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and of the Central Texas Council of Realtors (CTCAR).
Janice Landers, CCIM
Principal, Hospitality Division
Joaquin Orozco rejoined the RESOLUT RE team as Principal in 2017. For the 4 years prior, he was in a multi-faceted position with First Hartford Corporation, where he primarily worked with CVS Pharmacy in various capacities, including site selection in several Texas markets, land assemblage, negotiations, execution of due diligence site feasibility and the management of the entitlement process. In addition to this, he also worked on other in-house, development projects, which included land acquisition, public relations with municipalities and the management of half of a million square feet of retail space.
Prior to First Hartford, Joaquin had been with RESOLUT RE and represented clients, such as Washington Prime Group, B-Y Properties, and various other building and landowners. Additionally, he represented tenants, such as Corner Bakery Café, Firehouse Subs, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, and Banamex USA. He has experience working with international clients and is also fluent in Spanish.
Joaquin began his commercial real estate career in 2005 in a research & analytics role, working on projects on both sides of the US-Mexico border. That role provided an excellent background to transition into a brokerage career, where he developed relationships with tenants and landlords throughout the region.
Joaquin has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, with a focus in Sports Management, with a minor in Business, as well as an MBA from The University of Texas at El Paso. He is also a member of ICSC.
Robert Powell is a veteran health plan consultant, an entrepreneur, a mentor, a commercial real estate investor and broker. Recognized in the industry for his investment strategies.
Rob is currently a coach for the prestigious Massimo Group. Rob coaches several Commercial brokers across the country.
Rob's real estate investments and experiences are written about in the following books:
• The Encyclopedia of Commercial Real Estate Advice by Terry Painter
• Commercial Real Estate for Dummies by Peter Harris
• Maui Millionaires by Diane Kennedy
• Making Big Money In Foreclosures by Peter Conti
• Buying Real Estate Without Cash or Credit by David Finkel
Rob served as the President for the 2013 CCIM New Mexico Chapter and was awarded The Power Broker designation in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019.
Rob has assisted CRE investors in acquiring/disposing real estate investments for the following: Chick-fil-a, Church's Chicken, Applebee's, Walgreens Pharmacy, Walmart Neighborhood, Chili’s Restaurants, Western Refining, Boston Market, GIANT Fueling stations, IHOP Restaurant, Loves Trucking, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dollar General, and McDonald’s.
Rob has also processed leases for Autozone, Crunch Fitness, Verus Research, Family Dollar, Thomson Reuters, Concho Resources, Solar City, Zimmer Biomet, Sears Corporation, Lowe’s Super Save Food Market, Family Dollar, Whataburger, Goodwill, US Army, Wells Fargo, NAPA Auto Parts, Purchase Green, and many many others.
Rob owns and manages commercial real estate and has real estate investments in various locations throughout the Southwest Region of the United States. Rob’s investments include retail shopping centers, a manufactured housing community, an industrial park, residential apartment buildings, commercial land, a Hilton and Marriott Hotel, and storage facilities.
Rob graduated from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with an MBA.
With more than 20 years of experience in real estate management, leasing and sales Sherry is known for her strong leadership and creativity in problem-solving.
Sherry leads RESOLUT RE in the execution of our national and international tenant representation platform. RESOLUT RE has consistently ranked in the top 3 for Real Estate Services as published by Entrepreneur Magazine since 2019 for its national tenant & buyer representation program, servicing our clients’ expansion needs across the entire U.S., Canada and Mexico. She also serves as a single point of contact with many of our clients, as she coordinates and implements tenant expansion rollouts among our clients’ corporate offices, their franchisees (when applicable) and the local-market affiliate brokers.
Some of Sherry’s clients include: Hounds Town USA, Voodoo Brewing Co., Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ, Little Land Play Gym, , Buzzed Bull Creamery, Tarka Indian Kitchen and Roll On In Sushi among others. Sherry is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and The International Franchise Association and is an active volunteer serving our nation’s military veterans.
Sherry Naquin Sanchez
Gavin Fite joined RESOLUT RE in 2016 after serving in the commercial real estate industry since 1995. Over the past 15 years, Gavin has specialized in retail project leasing, tenant representation, and property management. Some of Gavin’s other previous experiences include asset management, transaction management, and corporate services for office and industrial users and owners.
Gavin represents tenants locally and nationally such as NobiliTea, That Chicago Place, Tone Shop Guitars, Selda Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar, Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse, and Magic Cup.
Gavin is a 1988 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the United States Tennis Association and The Planetary Society.
Senior Vice President
Jerel Choate has been a licensed commercial real estate broker in Texas for over 20 years. Prior to joining RESOLUT RE in 2013, he was a Principal at Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokerage Group, where he received the prestigious “Multi-Million Dollar Producer” award every year, for all 8 years of his employment with the company. He has experience working with clients all over the United States and internationally.
Jerel has been involved in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry. He has represented sellers, buyers, owners/users, landlords and tenants in the sale, purchase and leasing of retail centers, office buildings, industrial properties, and raw land. He has also helped numerous clients lease properties for their businesses, and in the process, worked with local planning and zoning boards to acquire the needed zoning for their concepts.
Jerel is a member of the Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (CTCAR), the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Additionally, he is a certified negotiator and is working on his CCIM certification. Mr. Choate received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from the University of Colorado.
Jerel and his wife, Karen, have lived in Austin for over 30 years and have two sons, both of whom are architects and live in the Austin area as well.
Senior Vice President
Prior to joining RESOLUT RE in June of 2015, Jim Thompson had served as a managing director with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Retail since 1999. A licensed, Texas real estate broker since 1977, Jim has over 40 years of experience in Houston real estate, including extensive experience representing tenants and landlords in retail and office leasing affecting the disposition of excess real estate for major retailers and financial institutions. His background also includes the sale of retail and office building properties. His responsibilities have included site selection and lease negotiations, helping to gather information for the creation of business plans, negotiating the terms and conditions of leases, coordinating the work of environmental engineers & contractors and acting as the liaison between landlord and tenant.
Some of Jim’s notable clients include: Applebee’s, Childtime Childcare, Inc., Schlotzsky’s, Shell Oil Company, Verizon Wireless, Phillips Petroleum, Chicken Express, & Home Consignment Centers. He is a member of ICSC and earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Houston.
Senior Vice President
Joey Mendez started his real estate career interning at Transwestern while pursuing his B.B.A in Real Estate Finance & Development at The University of Texas-San Antonito. Joey joined RESOLUT RE as an intern in 2013 and transitioned into full-time brokerage working in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley prior to moving to Austin.
Born and raised in Austin, he uses his extensive knowledge of the city to help his tenant and landlord clients fulfill their real estate needs while educating them on the market. Joey represents landlords such as HEB, Anchor Equities, Timmerman Capital, Hudson Properties, Barr Invest, and various other local landlords. He also represents tenants such as Gabriela’s Downtown, Halal Bros, Taquero Mucho, Crumbl Cookie, Dominos Pizza, Modern Nails, Poke Bowl, and many more. Joey has made Austin Business Journal’s The List: Austin-area Heavy Hitters and has been awarded most leasing deals closed company-wide in back to back years.
Joey is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (CTCAR).
Senior Vice President
Lyle Cowand joined RESOLUT RE in early 2014 as Senior Vice President. He has over 30 years of Houston, retail-focused, real estate experience which includes a distinguished track record of representing prominent shopping center owners, as well as working with the most active national and regional retailers for their Houston market expansion.
Lyle’s previous experience includes roles as Senior Vice President of The Weitzman Group and over a decade with Transwestern, where he was Senior Vice President in its Retail Services division.
Lyle has been a member of ICSC for the past 30 years and has been a licensed real estate broker in the State of Texas since 1980. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing from the University of Houston.
Senior Vice President
Mohamed Gamal joined RESOLUT RE as a marketing & research associate, primarily focused on land. Gamal handles land sales, build-to-suits and ground leases. He represents owners across the Houston metro area on the disposition of their land and improvements.
Prior to making a career in commercial real estate, Mohamed operated and managed a chain of businesses, ranging from automotive service centers and automotive leasing to restaurants. As an experienced operator, he gained an in-depth knowledge of, and an interest in, both retail business and real estate. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Senior Vice President
Benny’s primary focus is representing buyers and sellers of investment properties as well as land acquisitions & dispositions. Leveraging his extensive background in real estate development and investment, Benny effectively works with owners of commercial properties to increase NOI and dispose of their properties. He is consistently praised by his clients for his persistence, diligent follow-up, abundant energy and market expertise. He possesses a balance of both innate deal-making skills and attention to detail.
Benny joined RESOLUT RE in 2016. He quickly gained the company’s recognition by earning the distinction of Team Player of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and for being a consistently top-producing agent. Benny has received many prestigious industry honors for his deal-making, including the Power Broker Award from Costar and Retail Heavy Hitter by Houston Business Journal. Prior to joining RESOLUT RE, Benny was a real estate developer and a land development engineer, where he played important roles in real estate projects, such as Cross Creek Ranch development in Fulshear, Texas; Woodridge Forest development in Porter, Texas; Woodson’s Reserve development in Spring, Texas and Canyon Field Plaza in Richmond, Texas.
Benny received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Engineering degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston – Victoria. He is a Texas licensed Professional Engineer, as well as a Texas licensed real estate agent. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
Benny Nguyen, PE, CCIM
Dani Allison joined RESOLUT RE in May 2017 as Assistant Vice President – Office Brokerage and was promoted to Vice President. in early 2018. Dani closed 37 deals in 2018 and has successfully leased over 3,000,000 square feet of office space since 2005!
Dani represents Landlords throughout Houston, leasing of office, retail, and flex/industrial properties. Dani also represents Tenant’s in their search for just the right space, whether Office, Retail or Industrial space. She has over 15 years of office leasing experience in the Houston area- the first 13 years of which were spent with Transwestern Commercial Services.
Prior to her Real Estate Career, Dani worked as a Vice President for Marsh, Inc., one of the largest insurance brokerage firms, responsible for the Southwest Region Technology and Training departments. Responsibilities included the cohesion and implementation of Corporate Systems, Software and Training needs for the region, as well as the implementation of Facilities as Acquisitions and Mergers of the company took place.
Phil Morris joined RESOLUT RE in September 2013. As a native Austinite, his unique knowledge of the market allowed him to gain accolades early in his career by representing Hole in the Wall, an iconic music venue, helping to renew its lease and continue a 43-year local tradition. From there, he continued to grow his client base helping Way South Philly grow from a food truck to a brick-and-mortar establishment, facilitating an up-and-coming microbrewery and enabling Acai Hut and Cuba 512 to expand.
Phil has continued to take the same approach on a national scale. His expertise now encompasses helping businesses grow from a local presence to emerging, national brands. He focuses on building relationships with area developers and individual business owners to ensure that he not only gets the best possible deal, but that all deal points fit the franchisor’s business model. This approach has produced success with Teapioca Lounge, Sydnee’s Pet Grooming, and Ike’s Love & Sandwiches.
In addition, he continues to focus on landlord representation and sales, as well as tenant representation working with ZIPS Dry Cleaners, Bailey Banks and Biddle, and most recently Big Blue Swim School. Phil is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), The International Franchise Association (IFA) and the Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (CTCAR).
Taki Dallis has an extensive background in commercial real estate finance, transactions and brokerage. He worked at Daikin Corporation in a corporate finance function where he maintained and created financial models for tracking sales and real estate data. He was also responsible for formulating key financial analytics concerning the new 4 million square foot North American headquarters for Daikin located just northwest of Houston in Waller, Texas.
Prior to that, Taki worked for Hewlett Packard in a corporate real estate finance position. There he asset managed a portfolio of over 66 million square feet of office/warehouse real estate at Hewlett Packard, and served as the direct liaison for the acquisition and disposition of assets within the HP portfolio.
Taki has established a strong history of converting challenged, value-add assets into deals ready for disposition. He has closed on a variety of shopping center deals in Central Texas, North Texas, the Houston area, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma. He has handled over 300,000 SF of leasing transactions with national and regional tenants, such as Petland, HEB, Olive Garden, La Bodega, Conn’s, CVS, Walgreens and Stein Mart.
Tucker Francis joined RESOLUT RE as an intern in October 2010, where he gained hands-on experience with market research, website development, and assisting with daily leasing and sales activities.
Tucker represents regional landlords such as Hunington Properties and FMOC, Ltd., and tenants like Killer Burger, Freebirds World Burrito, Main Squeeze Juice Company, and Floyd’s 99 Barbershop.
Tucker graduated from the University of Texas in the Fall of 2012 with a degree in Business/Cultural Geography. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA).
Prior to joining RESOLUT RE, Austin Tidwell was one of the top producing brokers for a New Mexico development and property management team that was ranked in the top 5 commercial real estate brokerage firms, locally, since 2013. He has extensive knowledge of the development process and with identifying opportunities, as it pertains to the purchase of investment properties.
Over the years, Austin has worked with national and local companies like Crunch Fitness, Lovelace Medical Group, State Farm, Metro PCS, Arby’s, Blake’s Lotaburger, Anytime Fitness, Piñon Coffee Company, AAA New Mexico and Grassburger. And while he still focuses on his tenant representation accounts, he also engages in a lot of landlord representation work, along with third-party investment sales. In fact, his background in advertising and marketing, and the subsequent strategic relationships with television, newspaper and trade publications that he was able to form, really benefit his clients with promoting their listings and closed transactions.
Austin received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico, with a concentration in Marketing. He is also on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico CCIM Chapter and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
Austin Tidwell, CCIM
Assistant Vice President
A native Houstonian, Brian Clayton joined Resolut RE in the Spring of 2020. For over a decade, he was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Moudry Real Estate Advisors- a boutique tenant representation brokerage firm, representing clients nationally, such as Fred Loya Insurance, Young America Insurance, Rodney D Young Insurance, Oportun, Progreso Financiero and Barri Financial Services. Other tenants represented include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, California Closets, Service King Paint & Body, Honey Baked Ham, Stripes(Sunoco) Gas Stations, Macarons by Patisse, The Great Greek Grill Restaurants, Cacao & Cardamom and Fajita Pete's.
As a point broker on national tenant rep assignments, Brian has worked with dozens of brokers across the nation to assist his clients with site selection, needs analysis, market research, lease negotiations, RFP development and dispositions; completing over 130 lease transactions for a rapidly expanding client in 16 states within one year.
Prior to MREA, Brian was a Information Technology Director for a niche engineering company based in Houston specializing in fall protection.
Brian studied Management of Information Systems, Finance at University of Houston and is a member of ICSC.
Assistant Vice President
Daniel began his real estate career while attending the University of New Mexico in early 2014. During that time, he began working for a local commercial development and brokerage house that was a market leader in volume of commercial transactions. Over the years, he has helped owners, investors, and business owners identify opportunities to achieve their goals, through commercial real estate investments, lease-up and site selection. In January of 2018, he was part of the team that launched RESOLUT RE, New Mexico division. As Assistant Vice President, he will continue to service his tenant rep clients with analytics, research and site selection services, his landlord rep clients with leasing up their properties, and his investors with fulfilling their commercial real estate investment goals, through acquisitions and dispositions.
During his career, Daniel has helped many property owners dispose of their commercial assets and is constantly identifying off-market opportunities for local and national investors. He takes pride in making sure his clients’ goals and objectives are clearly outlined and met. He turns over every rock and finds deals that are not discernable to the untrained eye. His passion for commercial real estate and, more importantly, how it impacts businesses and people, gives him the passion and the drive to go the extra mile for his clients day-in and day-out.
Daniel is a member of the REALTORS® Association of New Mexico (RANM), the New Mexico CCIM Chapter and of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Assistant Vice President
Eric joined RESOLUT RE initially as a Research Associate. During his time at RESOLUT RE, he has become well-versed in the Houston market, as he has been given many responsibilities that range from market research, to negotiating deals with multiple prospective tenants.
Raised in Houston, Eric is able to use his extensive knowledge of the city to help his tenant and landlord clients fulfill their real estate needs, while educating them on the market and the city.
Eric graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in Corporate Communications and previously worked with several non-profits developing their volunteer and outreach programs.
Assistant Vice President
Michael Noteboom joined RESOLUT RE as a Research Associate in 2018. During that time, he gained valuable experience performing market research and assisting in day-to-day brokerage responsibilities. As a Research Associate, he began negotiating deals for tenants and landlords and earned his way into full-time brokerage 7 months later.
Born and raised in Austin, Michael uses his extensive knowledge of the city to educate his clients on the market, to fulfill their real estate needs. He represents various Landlords including HEB, Washington Prime, Encore Enterprises, MFB Real Estate Services, and Pebb Enterprises.
Michael graduated with a B.A. in Economics and minor in Business from The University of Texas at Austin, where he also worked, helping students find apartments and houses to lease for the school year. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Assistant Vice President
Samuel Hartley works as an Associate Vice President for RESOLUT RE and he is known for his reliability to his clients and his determination to get the best deal for them.
He serves not only tenants and landlords in the Austin area, but he also represents clients nationally working in all 50 states of the US.
RESOLUT RE was ranked the #1 Real Estate Services in 2019 by Entrepreneur Magazine for its national tenant & buyer representation program, servicing our clients’ expansion needs across the entire U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Before making the jump over to RESOLUT RE Sam served as the CEO of a software company.
Sam graduated with a degree in Business Finance from Florida Southern and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and also the International Franchise Association (IFA), where he serves on the New Membership Committee.
Associate Vice President
Carlos Gruber joined RESOLUT in late Summer of 2021. He previously spent three years as a licensed administrative and research assistant for a local CRE brokerage and development firm and has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from Tenant/Landlord representation to ground-up developments. While knowledgeable and versatile, Carlos is quick to gather more information whenever new insights are needed. Prior to his work in CRE, he spent several years cultivating his communication and negotiation skills as a top-producing, independent sales associate for several well-known telecom and residential solar brands. As a Commercial Advisor with RESOLUT RE, Carlos currently specializes in retail and industrial investment sales and leasing.
In his personal life, as at work, Carlos is primarily driven by a desire to learn. He spends his free time studying various topics of interest and meditating on the subtler aspects of life. Weekends for Carlos consist of coffee shop visits, trips to the dog park, long hikes and yoga. He is also a frequent gym-goer and big-time proponent of exercise, as a means of regulating stress and sharpening the mind.
Christian File specializes in industrial, office and retail properties. He is tenacious and motivated to provide value to his clients. He began his career in commercial real estate in the Fall of 2018 and since has assisted in procuring $4,000,000 in sales and leasing transactions. His consistent follow through with clients and colleagues is what sets him a-notch-above.
In his free time, Christian traverses the outdoors with his dog, ThalÍa, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Colin joined RESOLUT RE as a Research Associate assisting brokers with the market research that is necessary for day-to-day operations. As a native to DFW, Colin can offer in-depth knowledge of the metroplex and surrounding areas. He has assisted in market research and analysis, site selection and lease negotiation for tenants. While he continues to develop his skills in every aspect of real estate brokerage, he hopes to focus his efforts on landlord and tenant representation.
Colin is a proud graduate of The University of Mississippi and holds his B.B.A. in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Davis joined RESOLUT RE in 2020 as a Research Associate. He has been mentored by some of the best brokers in the region and quickly secured a position as a full-time commercial advisor.
He developed a passion for commercial real estate in college and has continued to work in the Austin area. He specializes in retail tenant and landlord representation as well as national tenant rep in all 50 US states.
Davis graduated with a BS in Finance and International Business with a minor in Arabic from Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
Emilie Niekdam has had a passion for real estate for as long as she can remember. Before joining RESOLUT RE, she worked with Keller Williams Commercial Real Estate and New Century Properties and Investment, where she gained experience in commercial real estate sales, property development research, tenant/landlord representation, contract negotiations and client/staff relations. She successfully has steered her own salon business for years, as she has consistently reduced overhead costs, improved work flow, increased efficiency and maximized efforts, all by negotiating better pricing with vendors, suppliers and contractors.
Emilie is fluent in both English and Vietnamese, and because of her professional experience, she has maintained a cultural understanding of ways of doing business with a wide variety of clients, as she understands traditions and has the ability to analyze and forecast business conditions, report trends and draft contracts using her bilingual talents.
Larry began his real estate career as a Research Associate for RESOLUT RE. During that time, he gained valuable experience while he performed market research, assisted in day-to-day operations and obtained hands-on understanding in the daily activities with RS brokers.
A veteran salesperson with a track record of success in his previous industry, Larry transitioned very quickly to the leasing and sales side of commercial real estate. In his current role as Commercial Advisor, Larry works with landlords, tenants, and buyers throughout the South Texas market.
Larry is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Finance. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Madison Batey is a member of the Texas Aggie Class of 2016. Her hard work and drive to be successful has made her an invaluable asset to our RESOLUT RE San Antonio team.
Prior to her employment with RESOLUT, she worked as a Sales Associate for a private aviation firm. In her free time, you will find her drinking coffee, eating tacos, and spending time outdoors.
Mai Nguyen specializes in landlord and tenant representation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area. With a reputation for providing professionalism and excellence, she is committed to being attentive to her clients’ needs to work towards a seamless transaction every time. She also has a passion for real estate investment and connecting investors with real estate opportunities for long-term growth. After years of working closely with investors to accomplish their goals, Mai has gained considerable insight into investors’ unique and explicit needs.
In her spare time, Mai enjoys spending time with her dog, Bella, volunteering at a non-profit, and spending time with loved ones.
Patricia Rodriguez has been with RESOLUT RE since 2015 working for the South Texas, El Paso, West Texas, and San Antonio offices. Her participation with different regions of Texas has given her the advantage of gaining extensive knowledge of market research and analysis, leasing/listing activities and great customer service.
As a Commercial Advisor, Patricia’s primary focus is on Landlord representation, retail sales and leasing. She also has a financial background, having worked 8 years as a bank manager.
Patricia has a BS in Accounting and is also 100% bilingual in English and Spanish, which is an integral part of servicing her national and international clients.
While commercial real estate professionals sit at the negotiating table with attorneys, Spencer Bowman, RESOLUT RE agent, is a practicing attorney. With a background in Environmental Law, settlement negotiations, mediation, and litigation, he brings an invaluable perspective and skill set to his clients. He believes that the cornerstone of his success in any industry is effective client communication.
Spencer focuses his brokerage efforts on landlord and tenant representation throughout the State of Louisiana and across the U.S.
Spencer received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Business Administration, from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Thereafter, he received a Juris Doctor Degree from the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
A native Houstonian, Rick began his real estate career in 1997 with Bernell & Associates. He has been involved in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry, representing sellers, buyers, owner-users, landlords and tenants in the arena of retail centers and industrial properties. He was also an Acquisitions Manager for Hartman Management, where he contacted commercial brokers and property owners to identify new acquisition targets and conducted-cash flow analysis & due diligence on selected properties.
Rick’s focus is on servicing his landlord and tenant representation clients in the Houston area. His passion is finding locations for his clients, such as DRINK/Qwench, Invincible Fitness, Over The Top Waffle Shoppe, Primp & Blow, Redline Athletics, Tahini Plus Mediterranean Kitchen, and Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar.
Rick is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Amelia joined RESOLUT RE in 2015 after relocating to San Antonio. As the Director of Operations, she plans, directs and coordinates the administrative functions of the support staff for all offices. She conducts the recruiting, interviewing and hiring of new staff while consulting with top executives on strategic planning. In addition, she handles employee relations, payroll, benefits, and training. Amelia serves as a link between RESOLUT RE’s Principals and its team.
Prior to RESOLUT RE, Amelia worked as a commercial property manager and leasing administrator for an Omaha-based, real estate development and management firm, that specialized in building and acquiring significant real estate assets for long-term ownership. She oversaw 2.2 million square feet of office, industrial and retail assets.
Amelia graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In her free time, she likes to cook, travel and is attempting to grow a Texas garden.
Director of Operations
Crystal Beckett joined RESOLUT RE in 2020 to facilitate the Director of Marketing role. She brings 15+ years of design, marketing and communications experience to the team. Her expert presentation, sincerity and consistent engagement have fostered ever-increasing media followings, ratings, enhanced company visibility and SEO. Her background as a technical educator aids her ability to transmit information successfully and to render quantifiable results.
Prior to working in CRE, Crystal nurtured Albuquerque, NM’s budding film industry serving as an animator, practical effects designer, and art manager for a local production company. After completing her education, she worked for a non-profit teaching technical literacy and work force training skills. She moved on to facilitate the role of Marketing & Events Director for several B2B, B2C and real estate organizations including a national chain of resort communities.
Outside of the office, Crystal operates a local hobby photography business, shooting family, lifestyle and portrait photography.
Director of Digital Marketing
Krystina Traylor joined RESOLUT RE in 2019 as an intern. Her work ethic and skill set quickly earned her a promotion to corporate Marketing Associate. Krystina specializes in the creation of promotional materials in print and digital formats. She produces and administers social marketing efforts for all RESOLUT RE offices.
Krystina graduated in 2019 from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts and a minor in Advertising. In her free time, you will find her catching up on her favorite podcasts, trying new recipes, and teaching her dog, Charley, new tricks.
Michael joined RESOLUT RE in January of 2016 as the Systems Manager. He has been in the Marketing and I.T. fields for over 27 years. As the Systems Manager, he assists with the day-to-day business processes, trains new employees on integral business systems, assists with marketing initiatives, the RESOLUT RE website, and handles on-site I.T. issues. His broad skillset allows him to provide a wide range of services across the entire company.
Kristine Fuentes joined RESOLUT RE in 2020 as an Intern. She assists one of the most promising and engaging brokerage firms in the business. Kristine’s astute and observant nature has made her an asset to the New Mexico team.
Prior to her employment with RESOLUT RE, Kristine operated as a team-lead for a large fast-food chain and as an administrator for a local law firm.
Kristine is majoring in psychology and will graduate in the spring of 2021.
Sarah joined RESOLUT RE in 2021 as a Market Analytics & Research Assistant. She has had the opportunity to work with clients both domestically and internationally and gained valuable insight to apply to her career. Having recently graduated from Texas State University, RESOLUTE RE has provided the foundation to apply her education and past work experience to analytics and market research. Sarah graduated with a BS in Digital Media Innovation with a minor in Philosophy.