Perren Gasc is a Principal at DBA and specializes in landlord and tenant representation. Currently, he leases over half a million square feet of retail for clients such as Hermansen Land Development, Karns Commercial Real Estate, Standridge Companies and Blackstone. He also oversees the expansion strategy for over a dozen restaurant and retailers, which include some of Dallas’ newest concepts such as J. Alexader’s, SPiN, Cinergy Entertainment Group, Rudy’s BBQ and Punch Bowl Social.
Prior to starting DBA, Perren spent 3 years at Centennial Retail Services, the brokerage arm to Centennial Real Estate Company. At Centennial, Perren was responsible for leasing over 750,000 square feet of retail projects ranging from a Whole Foods redevelopment in Colleyville, TX to West 7th, a mixed-use project in Ft. Worth’s Urban Cultural District.
Before joining Centennial, Perren spent nearly seven years at The Weitzman Group, a full service brokerage company based in Dallas. At Weitzman, Perren focused on project leasing for a portfolio of approximately two million square feet consisting of landlords such as Kimco Realty Corporation, Tabani Group, Holt Lundsford Commercial and Cencor Realty Services. Perren was ranked as one of Weitzman’s top producers for 2010 and 2011.
Perren graduated from the University of Kansas in 2006 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Communications and Economics. Perren is a broker in the state of Texas and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR) and served on the Texas ICSC Planning committee from 2010-2013. Perren grew up in Dallas and is married to Rachel and they have three beautiful daughters, Tali, Romi and Noa.
Austin Schenkel is a Principal at DBA and focuses on tenant representation and landlord representation.
Prior to starting DBA, Austin worked at SHOP Companies for 3 years focusing on the implementation and execution of growth strategies for a wide variety of tenants in the retail, restaurant, and medical space. Austin also worked with several local developers sourcing acquisition and development opportunities across the state of Texas.
Austin started his career in 2008 at The Weitzman Group, a full service brokerage company based in Dallas. In his role as a Vice President at Weitzman, Austin represented both local and institutional Landlords while building relationships with national, regional, and local clients for tenant representation assignments.
Austin’s current focus is assisting retailers expand throughout Texas as well as identifying purchase and development opportunities for his clients. Some of Austin’s current clientele include Methodist Health Systems’ Family Health Centers, Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Blatt Beer & Table, Tokyo Joe’s, Qdoba Mexican Eats, Tropical Smoothie Café, Anthem Texasian Grub, The Home Consignment Center, Orangetheory Fitness, Breakers Korean BBQ & Grill, Children’s Lighthouse, Watershed Car Wash and Cinergy Entertainment Group.
Austin attended the University of Kansas where he received his degree in Economics. Austin is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) and the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR). In his spare time, Austin can be found on the golf course or watching anything basketball related.
Tim joined DBA in 2018 and specializes in third party landlord representation and tenant representation. Tim’s current focus is the leasing and growth of the DBA retail portfolio as well as assisting tenants expand throughout Texas.
Prior to DBA, Tim worked at Bright Realty, a full service brokerage company based in Lewisville, TX. In his role as a Vice President at Bright Realty, Tim worked on the leasing of Bright’s commercial properties and land sales as well as third party leasing and tenant representation. Clients included Rusty Taco, Spirit Halloween, Waxing the City, Dairy Queen, Cityline Nail Salon, CME Development, Stonebriar Commons, Cawley Partners and Eagle Equity.
Tim attended the University of Texas Dallas where he received his degree in Business Administration and Political Science. Tim is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) and the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR). He lives in Frisco with his wife Amber, daughter Sadie and son Owen.
Evan joined DBA in 2020 as a part of the third-party project leasing team.
Prior to joining DBA, Evan worked at JLL on the industrial brokerage team, where he focused on tenant representation, financial and market analysis, and business development.
Evan is a Dallas native who attended Jesuit College Preparatory School and then graduated from the University of Oklahoma, where he majored in Economics and Marketing. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR), and serves on the Dallas Autumn Ball committee, a charity organization that supports Reading Partners.
In his free time, Evan enjoys traveling, attending concerts, and spending time with his family, friends, and dogs.
Aaron Lax joined DBA as an analyst in 2020.
Prior to joining DBA, Aaron spent time at national real estate firms CBRE and Trademark Property Company focusing on different sectors of the business including leasing, tenant representation, appraisal, and financial analysis.
Aaron graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he received his degree in Entrepreneurship from the Price College of Business. Aaron is a Fort Worth native and attended Fort Worth Country Day School.
In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family.
Tatum Cole joined DBA in January 2021 as the office manager.
She will graduate from Oklahoma State University in December 2021 with a degree in Business Management and Sustainability. Tatum grew up playing club soccer and enjoyed extensive visits to Texas to play. Once the pandemic started, she decided to move to the Dallas area to get an early start on her career. While she is finishing her degree, she puts time in at DBA and works as a Teaching Assistant in computer programs.
In her spare time Tatum enjoys reading, rock climbing, yoga, and going out to eat.
DBA Commercial Real Estate is part of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).