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Real estate brokerage is all about timing. You need a professional who understands your needs and knows the market to help you act at a decisive moment. There are so many factors to consider when buying, developing, or investing in real estate, and First American has the experience to quickly assess a situation and guide you through the process. Trust our instincts.

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  • H. Dale Kane, Partner

    H. Dale Kane, President of First American Commercial, is responsible for the coordination of the company's brokerage and asset management services. His particular area of specialization is in the field of residential and multi-use land development. Mr. Kane has a thorough understanding of the needs of the builders, developers, and investors in the San Antonio area market and beyond. His wide business background includes thirty years of...

    H. Dale Kane, President of First American Commercial, is responsible for the coordination of the company's brokerage and asset management services. His particular area of specialization is in the field of residential and multi-use land development. Mr. Kane has a thorough understanding of the needs of the builders, developers, and investors in the San Antonio area market and beyond. His wide business background includes thirty years of experience in real estate development, research and analysis, appraisal, management, and brokerage.

    As Chief Operating partner, he directs a listing portfolio of more than $500 million in land and income properties. A graduate of the University of Texas Permian Basin, Dale is an active member in The Real Estate Council of San Antonio and the Greater San Antonio Builder's Association. Dale is a general manager and/or general partner for numerous real estate investment groups and syndications.

    Dale and First American are members of the UTSA Real Estate, Finance, and Development Founders Council. Their mission is to expand the abilities of the School of Business with financial and practical experience. Dale and his wife Debbie have 3 children and seven grandchildren.

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  • Brett Baillio, Partner

    Brett Baillio was licensed in 1979. He has owned and operated multiple full-service real estate brokerage companies such as Comprop, Inc. (1982) and Balco Properties (1984). Brett is involved in the sale and development of land for investment, single/multi family, and commercial development in the San Antonio area, as well as the sale of apartment complexes, hotels, retail centers, office buildings, and industrial buildings.

    Brett is a...

    Brett Baillio was licensed in 1979. He has owned and operated multiple full-service real estate brokerage companies such as Comprop, Inc. (1982) and Balco Properties (1984). Brett is involved in the sale and development of land for investment, single/multi family, and commercial development in the San Antonio area, as well as the sale of apartment complexes, hotels, retail centers, office buildings, and industrial buildings.

    Brett is a past member of TAR, The San Antonio Builder's Association, the Northside Chamber of Commerce, the Real Estate Council of San Antonio, the Board of Realtors Commercial Division, and the San Antonio Area Youth Soccer League. He and his wife Sue have two children and twin grandchildren.

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  • J. Landon Kane, Partner

    J. Landon Kane is the fourth generation to learn about real estate from his father. Landon's great grandfather started the business over 45 years ago, and Landon has been working with his father, Dale, since 2000. Landon specializes in master planned communities, multi-family, and hospitality. He has experience as a developer and a broker.

    Landon participated in the RECSA Leadership Development program and has volunteered for Big Brothers...

    J. Landon Kane is the fourth generation to learn about real estate from his father. Landon's great grandfather started the business over 45 years ago, and Landon has been working with his father, Dale, since 2000. Landon specializes in master planned communities, multi-family, and hospitality. He has experience as a developer and a broker.

    Landon participated in the RECSA Leadership Development program and has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He and his wife Kelly have two children, Harper and Hudson.

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  • Craig Scott, Partner

    Craig Benton Scott was raised in Seguin, Texas and received his Bachelor's degree from Texas State University in San Marcos. Craig worked with New Home Solutions, a custom home builder, before obtaining his real estate license and joining First American Commercial.

    Craig specializes in multi-use land development and is an integral part of the First American team. He is active on the San Antonio Board of Realtors and is a supporter of the...

    Craig Benton Scott was raised in Seguin, Texas and received his Bachelor's degree from Texas State University in San Marcos. Craig worked with New Home Solutions, a custom home builder, before obtaining his real estate license and joining First American Commercial.

    Craig specializes in multi-use land development and is an integral part of the First American team. He is active on the San Antonio Board of Realtors and is a supporter of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Craig has two brothers- one of them his twin- and a son named Finley.

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  • Mellick Sykes, Partner

    Mellick T. Sykes, Jr. has been in the industry since 2001, following his graduation from Rhodes College, where he earned a degree in International Studies and was a four year letter man in football.  He earned his broker's license in 2007 and became a partner.

    Mellick is responsible for running our weekly company meetings and is the primary leader of our broker training program.  He has been the company's top producer for the last two...

    Mellick T. Sykes, Jr. has been in the industry since 2001, following his graduation from Rhodes College, where he earned a degree in International Studies and was a four year letter man in football.  He earned his broker's license in 2007 and became a partner.

    Mellick is responsible for running our weekly company meetings and is the primary leader of our broker training program.  He has been the company's top producer for the last two years.

    He is involved in the CIAC, Bexar Met Capital Improvement Advisory Board, the Rotary Club (past Board of Directors), and the Young Members Board of Directors (Past President). Mellick also volunteers as a youth mentor with Diploma Plus. He is an avid outdoorsmen and has a beautiful wife and two daughters.

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  • Matthew B. Baillio, Partner

    Matthew B. Baillio began commercial real estate brokerage in April of 2006 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Economics. He has worked on master planned and mixed-use projects consisting of apartments, residential, office, retirement, special purpose, retail and other commercial land for development. As his interest in real estate progressed, Matthew attended UTSA and completed his MBA in 2014 with...

    Matthew B. Baillio began commercial real estate brokerage in April of 2006 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Economics. He has worked on master planned and mixed-use projects consisting of apartments, residential, office, retirement, special purpose, retail and other commercial land for development. As his interest in real estate progressed, Matthew attended UTSA and completed his MBA in 2014 with a Real Estate Finance and Development concentration. He is a member of the Real Estate Council of San Antonio, CCIM, and a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI).
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  • Brodie Lowrey, Partner

    Brodie Lowrey is a native of San Antonio, and he specializes in land brokerage with a focus on multi-family, single family, and mixed-use development.

    Prior to starting his career with First American in 2006, Brodie was an intern architect at Beaty Palmer Architects, located in downtown San Antonio. Brodie received a BS in Architecture from Texas Tech University in 2003 and Masters in Architecture from University of Texas at San Antonio in...

    Brodie Lowrey is a native of San Antonio, and he specializes in land brokerage with a focus on multi-family, single family, and mixed-use development.

    Prior to starting his career with First American in 2006, Brodie was an intern architect at Beaty Palmer Architects, located in downtown San Antonio. Brodie received a BS in Architecture from Texas Tech University in 2003 and Masters in Architecture from University of Texas at San Antonio in 2006. Brodie became a partner at First American in 2013.

    Brodie is involved in the following: The Rotary Club of San Antonio, The Real Estate Council of San Antonio (RECSA), Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC), Co-Chair: YTAC San Antonio “Bay Bash” Fishing Tournament, Leadership Organization of Professionals (Loop), and Urban Land Institute (ULI)

    Brodie is blessed with a beautiful wife and two wonderful children.

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  • Jim Akin, Broker

    James K. (Jim) Akin has been a full-time commercial real estate broker since 1978. Prior to that, he managed a small apartment project while in college and did research work for a real estate brokerage firm, so his experience in the business actually began in the early 1970’s.

    Jim spent his first ten years in real estate in Austin, Texas where he specialized in brokering sales of investment and improved properties. During that time, he...

    James K. (Jim) Akin has been a full-time commercial real estate broker since 1978. Prior to that, he managed a small apartment project while in college and did research work for a real estate brokerage firm, so his experience in the business actually began in the early 1970’s.

    Jim spent his first ten years in real estate in Austin, Texas where he specialized in brokering sales of investment and improved properties. During that time, he was also the managing partner of NHP Real Estate Company, one of the premier firms in central Texas. Jim then spent a year as head of the equity division for a large mortgage banking firm based in Birmingham, Alabama.

    Family considerations resulted in Jim returning to his hometown of San Antonio, Texas in the summer of 1989. He then associated as a principal with Cambridge Realty Group for the next six years. During this time, Jim brokered the sales of numerous buildings and other properties in and near downtown San Antonio. In the fall of 1995, he joined First American Commercial Property Group, where he remains to date. During the past 20+ years, Jim has been very active in the I-10 West corridor northwest of San Antonio, including the Fair Oaks Ranch, Boerne, and Comfort areas. Over a period of several years, he also brokered the sales of some 5,000 acres of land in NE Medina County.

    Jim completed his college education in 1972 at Texas State University (f/k/a Southwest Texas State University) in Business Administration, Marketing Major. He has also completed dozens of hours of continuing real estate education, including four week-long CCIM courses.

    Jim is active in The Real Estate Council of San Antonio, where he serves on the Executive Committee and as a Committee Chairman. He is a member of the Founder’s Council of the Real Estate Finance and Development Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Jim also serves on the Restrictions Committee of the Fair Oaks Ranch Homeowners Association.

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  • Jack Scanio, Agent

    After graduating from Texas State University with a BA in Finance in 2005, Jack began his real estate career with First American Commercial Property Group with a primary focus on single-family development and land entitlement. Over the past nine years with the company, he has closed transactions ranging from office buildings to development land to recreational ranches. He and his wife Brooke are long time residents of New Braunfels, and this...

    After graduating from Texas State University with a BA in Finance in 2005, Jack began his real estate career with First American Commercial Property Group with a primary focus on single-family development and land entitlement. Over the past nine years with the company, he has closed transactions ranging from office buildings to development land to recreational ranches. He and his wife Brooke are long time residents of New Braunfels, and this is where he focuses on buying, selling, and managing most of his clients' real estate investment and development efforts.

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  • Ryan Kuhl, Agent

    Ryan T. Kuhl is an active member of the San Antonio business community with extensive experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. During his professional career he has served as the Managing Partner for First American Commercial Property Group, the Chief Operating Officer of SA2020, and a Real Estate Manager for Center City Development and Operations with the City of San Antonio. He has served on multiple nonprofit boards and...

    Ryan T. Kuhl is an active member of the San Antonio business community with extensive experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. During his professional career he has served as the Managing Partner for First American Commercial Property Group, the Chief Operating Officer of SA2020, and a Real Estate Manager for Center City Development and Operations with the City of San Antonio. He has served on multiple nonprofit boards and committees with organizations including the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Leadership Organization of Professionals (LOOP), SA2020, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Young Texans Against Cancer. Ryan received his BS in Geography from Texas A&M University and his MA in World History from UTSA. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and young son, and traveling whenever possible.

  • Christian Garcia, Agent

    Christian was born and raised in San Antonio, and he graduated from UTSA with a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing in 2009. He has worked for First American Commercial Property Group for three years, and is looking forward to earning his brokerage license. During his time at First American Commercial Property Group, Christian has worked in all aspects of commercial real estate. He has represented both tenants and landlords...

    Christian was born and raised in San Antonio, and he graduated from UTSA with a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing in 2009. He has worked for First American Commercial Property Group for three years, and is looking forward to earning his brokerage license. During his time at First American Commercial Property Group, Christian has worked in all aspects of commercial real estate. He has represented both tenants and landlords in commercial leasing and in brokerage.

    Christian enjoys being with his family, exploring the outdoors, and playing all types of sports.

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  • Mario Bustamante, Agent

    Mario Bustamante started his commercial real estate career with First American Commercial Property Group in October 2012. Since then, he has become an associate with First American, increasing his real estate knowledge and market awareness through a strong work ethic. In addition to his daily commitments as a real estate salesperson, Mario manages the internal GIS system at First American and assists in the daily marketing of...

    Mario Bustamante started his commercial real estate career with First American Commercial Property Group in October 2012. Since then, he has become an associate with First American, increasing his real estate knowledge and market awareness through a strong work ethic. In addition to his daily commitments as a real estate salesperson, Mario manages the internal GIS system at First American and assists in the daily marketing of properties.

    As a San Antonio native of Mexican descent, Mario is both multi-lingual and multi-cultural, and he believes that the relationships he builds should transcend not only expectations, but borders as well.

    After studying Economics at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Mario started working alongside his father in the family business as an administrative assistant. His main goal is to become an expert in real estate investments and development.

  • Skip Lietz, Broker

    Skip has worked for First American Commercial Property Group for a total of 9 years. He has worked in both Brokerage and Property and Asset Management roles. While working in brokerage, he has focused on the outer edge of San Antonio, primarily in the New Braunfels and Bulverde markets. Skip has been married to his wife Chelsea for 8 years, and they have 3 daughters. Skip enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and competing in...

    Skip has worked for First American Commercial Property Group for a total of 9 years. He has worked in both Brokerage and Property and Asset Management roles. While working in brokerage, he has focused on the outer edge of San Antonio, primarily in the New Braunfels and Bulverde markets. Skip has been married to his wife Chelsea for 8 years, and they have 3 daughters. Skip enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and competing in rodeos. He volunteers with the San Antonio Rodeo on multiple committees and is a member of the New Braunfels Elks Lodge.

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  • Omar Guerra, Agent

    Omar D. Guerra was born and raised in South Texas, and received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. After graduating, he moved to San Antonio to begin his career as a Credit Analyst for International Bank of Commerce, giving him the needed experience to enter the commercial real estate field. He has been in commercial real estate brokerage since 2011, with a concentration in land acquisition and sales, as well as retail...

    Omar D. Guerra was born and raised in South Texas, and received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. After graduating, he moved to San Antonio to begin his career as a Credit Analyst for International Bank of Commerce, giving him the needed experience to enter the commercial real estate field. He has been in commercial real estate brokerage since 2011, with a concentration in land acquisition and sales, as well as retail site selection.

    Omar is a CCIM candidate and participated in the RECSA Leadership Development Program. He and his wife enjoy the outdoors, traveling, and attending sporting events.

  • Drew Bundrick, Agent

    Drew Bundrick was born and raised right here in San Antonio, Texas and received his BBA from Texas State University. Drew is a second generation commercial real estate broker, and has worked in the San Antonio market since his graduation in 2008. He has been working with First American since 2013 and has since geared his focus towards single-family development, and continues to work in office leasing. Drew also participated in the RECSA...

    Drew Bundrick was born and raised right here in San Antonio, Texas and received his BBA from Texas State University. Drew is a second generation commercial real estate broker, and has worked in the San Antonio market since his graduation in 2008. He has been working with First American since 2013 and has since geared his focus towards single-family development, and continues to work in office leasing. Drew also participated in the RECSA Leadership Development Program.

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  • Marshall Hogan, Agent

    Marshall spent his first 18 years in Lake Jackson, TX. He then moved to the hill country to study business at Texas State University San Marcos. He has spent the last decade managing, operating, and owning restaurants and taverns. Since January of 2014 Marshall has been working to build his career with First American Commercial Property Group. Marshall enjoys recreational activities and spending time with his wife, family, and friends.

    Marshall spent his first 18 years in Lake Jackson, TX. He then moved to the hill country to study business at Texas State University San Marcos. He has spent the last decade managing, operating, and owning restaurants and taverns. Since January of 2014 Marshall has been working to build his career with First American Commercial Property Group. Marshall enjoys recreational activities and spending time with his wife, family, and friends.

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  • Alec Guerra, Agent

    Alec Guerra is a third generation native of San Antonio, well versed in the needs of the business community in this city. While attending The University of San Antonio, Alec owned and operated a commercial art business that worked with many organizations including the Greater San Antonio Builders Association. Working this entrepreneurial experience earned him valuable knowledge in the needs of the modern Texas business owner.  Growing up in...

    Alec Guerra is a third generation native of San Antonio, well versed in the needs of the business community in this city. While attending The University of San Antonio, Alec owned and operated a commercial art business that worked with many organizations including the Greater San Antonio Builders Association. Working this entrepreneurial experience earned him valuable knowledge in the needs of the modern Texas business owner.  Growing up in San Antonio has allowed Alec to have extensive knowledge of the city while establishing a large network in San Antonio's commercial real estate sector.

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  • Barbara Brotherman, Office Manager

    Barbara Brotherman is office manager for First American Commercial Property Group. She maintains the company records, does the bookkeeping for the brokerage business and for numerous company partnerships and joint ventures. She began work with the firm and the Hughes/Kane family in 1976, doing clerical work and assisting with the VA Repo program.

    She is married to John, her husband of over fifty years. They have five children, eleven...

    Barbara Brotherman is office manager for First American Commercial Property Group. She maintains the company records, does the bookkeeping for the brokerage business and for numerous company partnerships and joint ventures. She began work with the firm and the Hughes/Kane family in 1976, doing clerical work and assisting with the VA Repo program.

    She is married to John, her husband of over fifty years. They have five children, eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, travelling, and enjoys watching the Spurs win!

    They are active members of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and has served as an officer in the Parish Council of Catholic Women and on the A.C.T.S. Core. In her spare time she volunteers in the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry and works with her husband doing bible study and religious education in the state prisons for the Archdiocese.

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  • Ben Coward, Agent

    Ben has been affiliated with the home building industry in San Antonio since 1979, as a salesman, sales manager, Marketing director and other positions. He has been a member of the Builders Association for many years. , Ben has worked in the Title Insurance Business as a Vice president of Marketing for the Home Builders and Developers.

    Ben is glad to be able to share his experience and knowledge of the San Antonio Market with those who are...

    Ben has been affiliated with the home building industry in San Antonio since 1979, as a salesman, sales manager, Marketing director and other positions. He has been a member of the Builders Association for many years. , Ben has worked in the Title Insurance Business as a Vice president of Marketing for the Home Builders and Developers.

    Ben is glad to be able to share his experience and knowledge of the San Antonio Market with those who are looking to find the right location for the right product at the right time at the right price.

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  • Miguel Rojas, Agent

    Place of Birth: Bogota, Colombia

    Education: Miguel is a graduate of the National University of Colombia and obtained a BS Degree in Agricultural Engineering. He completed a course of study, in English as a second language, at San Antonio College and, completed several courses at UTSA in Business Administration.

    Personal Story: After college graduation, Miguel worked at his family’s agricultural business known as, Hacienda La Granja,...

    Place of Birth: Bogota, Colombia

    Education: Miguel is a graduate of the National University of Colombia and obtained a BS Degree in Agricultural Engineering. He completed a course of study, in English as a second language, at San Antonio College and, completed several courses at UTSA in Business Administration.

    Personal Story: After college graduation, Miguel worked at his family’s agricultural business known as, Hacienda La Granja, located in the outskirts of Bogota. His role at Hacienda La Granja as General Manager included direction of the daily activities of the agribusiness operation in coffee, banana, and poultry production, a 1200 acre property and staff of 230 employees. After six years as General Manager, made the difficult decision to leave Hacienda La Granja for opportunities in the United States. Arrived in San Antonio in 1978 and received American citizenship in 1983. Married Suzanna and has a daughter, Mariana, son-in-law Ryan and a grandson named Emerson.

    Professional Experience: Miguel had held various positions in his career including: a). Comptroller, at Ventana Publications, a newspaper magazine inserted in major newspapers in Mexico and Latin America for American advertisers, b). Store Manager, at McDonalds Corporation, for a San Antonio franchisee, c). Sole Proprietor of “Baby Banana,” an import business of fresh fruits and flowers from Colombia, d). Sales Associate at Home Depot in San Antonio, e). And at First American Commercial Property Group since 2012.

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