Ty Craft / Principal
Ty Craft is a directing Principal of Tigris Real Estate, LLC (“TRE”) and is the firm’s sponsoring broker. Mr. Craft graduated from Texas Tech University in 1998 and in 2002 wherein he respectively received a BBA in Business Administration (emphasis on International Business) and a Doctoral degree in Jurisprudence (Juris Doctor). Mr. Craft is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas (in good standing) and a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker. Prior to having a full time roll with TRE, Mr. Craft owned his own law firm wherein he practiced primarily in the following areas: Real Estate Law, Business Law and Wills, Trusts & Probate Law. Mr. Craft has broad experience in negotiations, contracts, asset purchase and disposition agreements, real estate and business transactions, acquisitions (raw land, multi family, commercial real estate & others), platting & subdivisions, leasing and estate type work. Mr. Craft has also played an integral role in executive and legal management of multiple privately held entities. These roles have included, but are not limited to, structuring complex agreements (business and real estate), master planned developments, assisting in raising equity through private placement, corporate governance and compliance matters, selection and oversight of outside counsel, governmental reporting, managing relations with vendors and lenders, dispute resolutions, oversight of due diligence processes and the implementation of risk management procedures.
Recognitions: Member of State Bar of Texas; Admitted to practice law in all Texas State Courts and the United States District Court (Northern District of Texas); Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker; Member of National Association of Realtors; Member of the Lubbock Association of Realtors, Member of National Apartment Association; Member of the Lubbock Apartment Association, Board Director of the Lubbock Apartment Association, Member of National Homebuilders Association; Member of West Texas Homebuilders Association; Company liaison to National Biodiesel Board and Texas Biodiesel Coalition for Greenlight Biofuels, Ltd.; and Congressional Intern 1997.
Mitch Elliott / Principal
Mr. Elliott is a Directing Principal of Tigris Holdings, LLC (Tigris). This role includes financial and operational management of Tigris and each of its subsidiary units. Mr. Elliott received a BBA with a major in Finance from Texas Tech University in 1992. A year later he also received an MBA from Texas Tech. While attending Texas Tech Mr. Elliott joined the management team of NTS Communications, Inc. (NTS), a nationwide telecommunications provider. During his tenure with NTS, Mr. Elliott held a variety of positions including an eight year stint in the dual role of Vice President of Network Finance and Vice President of NTS Construction. In these roles Mr. Elliott was highly involved in business and product development, acquisitions, vendor relations, contract negotiations, plant construction, dispute resolution, cost analysis, and strategic transitions. In 2002 Mr. Elliott began developing, managing and participating in various real estate projects. The success of these projects led to the creation of Tigris by Mr. Elliott and his partners in 2009 which has become an iconic brand in the real estate, construction and development industry of Texas.
Mike Elliott / Principal
Mr. Elliott is directing Principal of TRE. Mr. Elliott primarily focuses in project development and management for Tigris, LLC and Tigris Development, LLC, but is often involved in construction and management matters relating to TRE. He has vast construction expertise which is often applied to the property management aspects to TRE such as renovation and repair of projects.
Jim Elliott / Principal & Realtor
Mr. Elliott is directing Principal of TRE. Mr. Elliott primarily focuses in project development and management for Tigris, LLC and Tigris Development, LLC, but is often involved in construction and management matters relating to TRE. He has vast construction expertise which is often applied to the property management aspects to TRE such as renovation and repair of projects. Jim is also a licensed Realtor in the State of Texas. Jim Elliott received his BBA in Finance from Texas Tech University in 2001.
Deanna Brandt, CAPS / Vice President of Property Management
Ms. Brandt is the Vice President of Property Management for TRE. This role includes all aspects of managing day to day operations for various properties managed by TRE, personnel involved in the management of these properties, property administration, accounting, budgeting, insurance and human resources. She is the direct supervisor for numerous on-site employees involved in the property management aspect of TRE. Prior to joining TRE Ms. Brandt started her professional career in 1986 at NTS Communications, Inc wherein she worked in various capacities including, but not limited to, being Director of Billing Administration where she was responsible for database management, all aspects of billing of products and services, management of order flows for product services, contract management, management of commission structures and plans for sales staff and regulatory reporting requirements involving various aspects of the telecom industry. She began her new career with TRE in 2012 and brings with her 26 years of vast management experience.
Scott Cain / Director Real Estate Sales
Mr. Cain joined TRE in 2013 and is currently the Director of Real Estate Sales. This role includes, business development, client and customer relations contract management, development consulting and negotiating complex real estate transactions such as acquisitions, dispositions and leases. Mr. Cain is senior level executive with 25 plus years of sales experience, sales management, and business development experience within the telecommunications, health and life insurance and real estate industries. Scott is a spirited entrepreneur having owned and operated several small businesses over the years. He consistently demonstrates expertise in developing new business channels, creating strategic partnerships and managing continuous change to reduce cost and improve profitability. Since joining TRE, Scott has enjoyed success in several different areas of commercial real estate, including sales, leasing and commercial property management. Scott is always looking for additional opportunities to build relationships and add value to any business endeavor. Scott’s is a creative thinker and a results driven challenger.
Diana Sicking / Assistant Asset & Equity Manager
Mrs. Sicking is an assistant asset & equity manager for Tigris Real Estate, LLC. This role includes investment relations, accounting, administrative and management responsibilities in the corporate office as well as assisting in off-site operations. Prior to this role, she worked for Tigris, LLC as a contractor administrator wherein she managed subcontractor contracts for commercial and multi-family projects. Diana started her career in Cincinnati, Ohio at a plastic surgeon’s office over-looking the billing and scheduling. Diana moved to Lubbock in 2011 and worked in the food and beverage business for three years. Diana is an excellent administrator and valuable asset to the company.
Paula Vasquez / Accounting Director
Ms. Vasquez joined our team in 2012 after graduating with a degree in Accounting from Texas Tech University in 2011. She is currently in charge of Finance Administration for TRE and Tigris, LLC. This role involves managing all aspects of accounting and asset and equity administration. She is also involved in coordinating our firm’s on-site and off-site in house events.
Jason Cantu, NALP, CAM, CAPS / Associate Director of Property Management
Mr. Cantu is an Associate Director of Property Management for TRE. This role entails direct involvement in TRE’s core property management operations and the responsibility to ensure that TRE’s portfolio is managed in accordance with TRE’s quality standards. Mr. Cantu, through on and off-site personnel, is responsible for optimal fiscal, physical, operational and social management of properties in the portfolio and regulatory compliance. Mr. Cantu has vast experience within the multifamily industry and years of on-site management and leasing experience. Mr. Cantu joined our team in 2013 as an assistant property manager and took over as property manager in 2015. Mr. Cantu graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University in 2004 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies.
Patricia Arredondo / Regional Manager
Ms. Arredondo is the Regional Manager for our Portfolio of Communities in Lubbock, Texas. She is directly responsible for managing all onsite staff and overseeing the daily operations of each property involving maintenance, marketing, training, vendor relations, resident retention and assuring optimal fiscal performance all in accordance with TRE’s Quality Standards. Ms. Arredondo joined our team in 2015 as an Assistant Manager and was promoted to Property Manager for one of our premier properties in 2016. Her past onsite experience has provided her with a wealth of knowledge in the multi-family industry. Prior to joining our team in 2015, Ms. Arredondo was Customer Service Manager at NTS Communications, Inc. where she was directly responsible for managing and overseeing the Business and Residential Call Centers. Ms. Arredondo is a valuable asset to the company and is a great addition to our leadership team.
Property Management Division