Executive Leadership

Dede Jenkins, CEO

Dede Jenkins, a second generation REALTOR®, began her real estate career in 1972. Her previous experience includes the role of managing partner of the Owens Commercial Brokerage and Management subsidiary in San Antonio and operating the research department of a major regional commercial brokerage division in Austin. As Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty, Dede makes client satisfaction and agent success her top priorities.

Rick Jenkins, CFO

 

A graduate of the University of Texas, Rick has a professional background which includes commercial real estate development and construction, office investment partnerships and representation of institutional clients all over the United States. As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for supervision of all accounting, budgeting and financial planning for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty.

Rick Ellis, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Rick Ellis is a University of Texas graduate starting his 21st year in real estate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty. A broker for 19 years and a member of several real estate associations and holds multiple designations. Rick also holds the BHHS Luxury Collection Specialist designation and is also certified to teach real estate by the Texas Real Estate Commission and is currently the Senior Vice President with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty in Austin. 

Terry Curtis, Senior Business Development Manager

Terry Curtis is a fifth-generation Texan who never tires of meeting new people, exploring homes and vacant land, searching for just the right property for a client, and overcoming the hurdles that can transpire during a real estate transaction. Being a proud Austin native, Terry stayed close to home and attended The University of Texas at Austin after high school. As a trusted Austin Broker for more than 18 years, Terry has his finger on the pulse of the local community!

Chris McCambridge, Director of Relocation Services

Chris McCambridge has 25 years of relocation industry experience. While not a native Texan, she, as they say, got here as fast as she could. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and taught high school English before moving to Texas. Her knowledge extends to managing corporate listings and counseling relocating employees. She also has extensive experience managing REO properties. She is a certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and a member of the Employee Relocation Council (ERC). She is also a licensed REALTOR® and a member of the Austin Board of REALTORS®. In her spare time, Chris has completed 10 Ironman triathlons.

 Jeff Walker, Director of REO Services

Jeff Walker has all the appeal and proximity of a local REALTOR®, but with the experience of a realty giant! He will guide you through every aspect of the purchase, sale, leasing, and management of residential real estate in the Austin area. Jeff manages our REO department and specializes in foreclosed properties. A Native Austinite for more than 45 years and a REALTOR® for more than 18 years now. Jeff Walker provides that "hometown" knowledge - rarely found elsewhere.  

Katie Sharp, Assistant Manager

Katie has been a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty management team and a REALTOR® since 2000. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in administrative coordinating, strategic planning and agent support. One of her main areas of focus is training our agents on the many Berkshire Hathaway technology platforms which highlight our superior marketing strategies.  A California native, Katie moved to Austin with her husband Chris in 2000. She is the proud mother of two wonderful boys, one who attends Lakeland University in Wisconsin and her youngest who plays on the select team, Austin Banditos! What most people don't know about Katie is that she became a Licensed Manicurist at 18 and opened her own salon, The Nail Cottage, in North County, (located in the suburbs of San Diego, California) before getting into Real Estate.

Allan Hanson, Director of Training

Allan joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty team as our Training Director in April of 2010. Allan joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty as a Sales Associate in February of 2005 and has maintained an annual multi-million dollar sales quota since then. Allan has spent many years teaching at St. Edwards University and Austin Community College and his passion for training was a perfect fit to help us reach a new level of training for our agents. Prior to his teaching career, Allan had a very successful career in banking during the 1980’s.

Jenna Zamrik, Onboarding Specialist & Marketing

Jenna Zamrik joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty team as our Administrative Assistant in 2016. Jenna has been promoted to take on two extra roles, she is now our Onboarding Specialist and Marketing Coordinator. Her love for Real Estate business has sparked! As a recent newlywed, Jenna and her new husband will be closing on their first home in September 2018. As a native Austinite, Jenna has a passion for live music, great food and beautiful scenery.

Christine Pease, Administrative Assistant

Christine Pease is wrapping up her first year with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her! A central Texas native and a graduate of Texas State University-San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Christine’s path led her to Real Estate in 2014 and she hasn’t looked back. Christine’s biggest passion is her family to include her loving husband and most loyal dog, Luca. Don’t let us forget to mention her love for the great outdoors.

Daisy Gregg, Administrative Assistant 

 

As the newest member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty team, Daisy is our resident First Impressions Director! She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Psychology Degree. She uses that knowledge to happily greet people and anticipate their needs. She loves reading and playing with her dog, Riley. She offers administrative support and a huge smile whenever you need it!

 Famous Words From The Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Mr. Warren  Buffet

"It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction."

 

 

 

                                      

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