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 a Principal of Tigris Holdings, LLC (TH) and its subsidiary units. Mike is currently an operational manager for Tigris, LLC’s commercial and multi-family construction divisions. This work includes participating in all phases of the commercial and multi-family construction business such as managing projects, managing employees, developing strategies, developing plans, project budgeting, working with architects, engineers, sub-contractors, municipalities and state governmental officials and the public. Mike began his construction career in 1993 working for J. L. Elliott Construction, Inc. During his tenure with J.L. Elliott Construction, Inc. Mr. Elliott acted as foreman, job estimator, project manager and superintendent. His work included participating in all phases of the commercial and residential construction industries such as management of subcontractors, plan evaluation, value engineering, as well as working with architects and engineers. In 2002 Mr. Elliott formed M.W. Elliott Construction, Inc. and acted as President of the same until the formation of TH and its various subsidiaries. He now has a fully time role within TH.
Recognitions: Board Director 2006-2008 West Texas Home Builders Association; Member of West Texas Home Builders Association; and Registered Contractor State of Texas.
Ty Craft / Principal
Mr. Craft is a Directing Principal of Tigris Holdings, LLC (TH) and its subsidiary units. This role includes operational management of TH and each of its subsidiary units. Mr. Craft also serves as general counsel to TH and each of its subsidiary units. 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 TH, 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. His services have and do include all facets of above practice areas, including but not limited to, general counsel, transactional work and litigation. 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. In 2004 Mr. Craft through various entities and partners began developing, managing and participating in ownership of various real estate projects. The success of these projects has led to Mr. Craft now having a full time role within TH and its subsidiary units.
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.
Jim Elliott / Principal
Mr. Elliott is a Directing Principal of Tigris Holdings, LLC (TH) and its subsidiary units. Jim received a BBA in Finance from Texas Tech University in 2001. Jim is currently an operational manager for Tigris, LLC’s commercial and multi-family construction divisions. This work includes participating in all phases of the commercial and multi-family construction business such as managing projects, managing employees, developing strategies, developing plans, project budgeting, working with architects, engineers, sub-contractors, municipalities and state governmental officials and the public. In 2002 Mr. Elliott through various entities and partners began developing, managing and participating in ownership of various real estate projects. The success of these projects has led to Mr. Elliott now having a full time role within TH and its subsidiary units.
Deanna Brandt, CAPS / Vice President of Property Management
Mrs. Brandt is the Vice President of Property Management for Tigris Real Estate, LLC. This role includes all aspects of managing day to day operations for various properties managed by Tigris Real Estate, LLC, 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 Tigris Real Estate, LLC. Prior to joining Tigris Real Estate, LLC, 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 Tigris Real Estate, LLC in 2012 and brings with her 26 years of vast management experience.
Scott Cain / Director Real Estate Sales
Mr. Cain joined Tigris Real Estate, LLC in 2013 and is currently the Director of Real Estate Sales for Tigris Real Estate, LLC. 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 a 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 Tigris Real Estate, LLC, 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.
Shawn Genenbacher / Director of Project Management
Shawn is currently the Director of Project Management and also serves as in-house Architect for Tigris, LLC where he oversees the overall development of projects from design development to pre-construction services and closeout documents. These roles include providing budgets, estimating, value engineering, qualifying & awarding bids, proposals, procurement of subcontractors and materials, project scheduling, purchase orders, acting as a direct liaison with clients, leading communication with owners, architects and engineers, submittal processing, monitoring and coordinating work performed by field staff and subcontractors so as ensuring that project operations are in compliance with design specifications, shop drawings, change orders as well as the oversight of superintendents and the project subcontractors for safety and quality. Shawn joined Tigris in 2013 and entered the construction industry in 2001 working for a well-known architectural firm and quickly moving into a project Architect role. His wide-ranging experience includes various types of construction projects in retail/mixed-use, office, hospitality, multifamily housing, tenant finish-outs, and renovations for commercial/residential buildings. Shawn is a proud graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University College of Architecture and is a licensed registered Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
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 firm in 2012 after graduating with a degree in Accounting from Texas Tech University in 2011. She is currently in charge of Finance Administration for Tigris Real Estate, LLC and Tigris, LLC. This role involves managing all aspects of accounting and asset and equity administration. Paula is also involved in coordinating our firm’s on-site and off-site 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.