Redefining Land Brokerage

In today’s complicated and hyper-competitive commercial land market, hiring an agent to put a sign in the dirt and simply waiting for a buyer to call isn’t enough. It takes an innovative team of proactive allies to maximize potential value. By providing tailored and dependable support throughout the marketing process, we protect and enhance our partner’s confidence in every transaction.

Meet the Team

Clear Vision.
Proven Process.

Our team has spent years developing proven methods for building confidence in every customer and transaction. We offer a level of transparency and collaboration often hidden in the commercial real estate industry. We are continually redefining land brokerage by:

Analyzing and understanding opportunities in detail before moving forward.
Uncovering data-driven insights by leveraging proprietary technology.
Collaborating with city officials, neighbors, engineers, site planners, attorneys, developers, investors, and stakeholders to produce exceptional outcomes for everyone.
Treating every opportunity as if it were our own.

Our Team

Dillon Cook



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Dillon founded Range Realty Advisors to bring a boutique level of specialization to sourcing off-market land opportunities for local, regional and national developers. The initial focus was on the acquisition and disposition of commercial land for new single-family, multifamily, and build-to-rent communities in high growth DFW submarkets, but has since grown to also include industrial, retail pad sites, office, and hospitality.

At Range, Dillon leads the brokerage team on assignments across the DFW metroplex while also overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations and corporate direction. Dillon specializes in the acquisition and disposition of new land development opportunities in DFW’s high growth market areas for mixed-use, single family, build-to-rent, and multifamily.

Since founding Range Realty Advisors, Dillon has successfully closed over $300 million in land transactions across North and Central Texas. His expertise in local trends and market insights has been instrumental in driving his clients’ success and expanding the company into one of the most recognized and respected brokerage firms in the DFW metroplex.

He is an active member of multiple industry organizations, including the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and The Real Estate Council (TREC) and was recognized as a D CEO Power Broker in 2021, 2022, and 2023 and is consistently one of Range Realty’s top producers. He was also recognized by The Dallas Business Journal as one of the Most Admired CEOs in Dallas in 2023.

Born and raised in Dallas, his local upbringing influenced his passion for land brokerage and his unique ability to analyze trending opportunities for his clients. He is a graduate from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, and outside of real estate, Dillon is an avid outdoorsman and weekend golfer. He and his wife enjoy traveling and spending time with family in the Dallas area.

Chris Young


Chris Young is a Partner at Range Realty Advisors where he is responsible for handling brokerage assignments as well as business development, particularly for client service, new listings, and sales transactions. He takes great pride in the relationships that he has built and is guided by his integrity and desire to help, both of which have played an integral part in his successful career. His place as a 2022 and 2023 D CEO Power Broker and consistently being a Top Producer at Range reflects his extensive brokerage and management experience and record of producing quality results.

Chris began his commercial real estate career in 2006, serving as Vice President at Weitzman before becoming Leasing Director at ShopCore Properties — an affiliate of The Blackstone Group. Before joining Range Realty Advisors, Chris was Senior Leasing Director for Phillips Edison & Company. At Range, Chris specializes in land acquisitions and dispositions in DFW’s northern market areas for new single-family, multi-family, industrial, and investment properties.

Originally from Dallas, Chris received his Bachelor’s degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where he was a member of the men’s golf team. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his fianceé and family, playing golf, travelling and cooking.

Daniel Batey



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As Range’s newest Partner, Daniel Batey specializes in land brokerage opportunities for single-family, multi-family, industrial, and investment properties in the DFW’s northern market areas. His skill in negotiating mutually beneficial arrangements for both client and community helps him source quality investors and developers to successfully transact on both acquisitions and dispositions for new development projects.

Daniel began his real estate career as an analyst at Range after several years in the financial industry. As a land broker, his discipline, accountability and integrity not only help his clients reach their goals but also help influence DFW market growth. These traits also helped him become a consistent Top Producer at Range as well as being a 2022 and 2023 D CEO Power Broker.

A native Texan, Daniel was born and raised in Denison. He attended The University of Texas at Dallas, where he received his bachelor’s degree in finance and his MBA with a dual concentration in real estate and human behavior. In his free time Daniel enjoys relaxing through fishing, fitness, and golf. He and his wife enjoy traveling and spending time with family in the north Texas area.

Tom Allison

Vice President

Vice President

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Tom Allison is a Vice President at Range Realty Advisors where he focuses on brokerage and business development in high growth areas of DFW. Every facet of his client transactions is underscored by his tireless work ethic and attention to detail that he gained during his time in the oil and gas sector with Jackson Cooksey, where he advised corporate entities on industry requirements throughout the office and industrial markets on local, regional, and national levels.

Prior to joining the Range team, Tom co-founded commercial real estate tech consulting company, nCore Digital Transformation, where he identified and developed key partnerships across the Southeastern United States. With experience in both oil and gas and real estate, he brings a comprehensive blend of cross-industry knowledge and corporate and entrepreneurial experience to the Range team.

Raised in Carthage, Texas, Tom received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in College Station and remains a fan of the Aggie football team. He is devoted to his wife, Kelsey, and their two children and they give back to the community by supporting Jonathan’s Place, which provides a safe home for children who have experienced abuse, abandonment, or neglect.

Trent Gilley

Vice President

Vice President

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As a Vice President of Range Realty Advisors, Trent Gilley specializes primarily in commercial land developments and retail shopping center leasing and acquisitions across Tarrant County. Successfully closing on more than 100 transactions excessing a total of $500 million, Trent’s market savvy and ability to identify promising opportunities helped earn his spot as one of Fort Worth Business Press’ 40 Under 40.

Before joining Range, Trent spent more than 14 years as Managing Director of Acquisitions and Dispositions at Woodcrest Capital. He oversaw the acquisition of over 75 retail centers, handled non-performing notes, and managed a leasing team responsible for marketing and leasing 35 retail centers across DFW. Trent approaches his clients’ needs with a fiduciary, results-driven mindset, and he’s cultivated a solid professional network while transforming business relationships into friendships.

A seventh-generation Fort Worth native, Trent offers unparalleled knowledge of the local market while continuing his family’s legacy in what he considers to be America’s greatest city. Away from real estate, he often passes the time chasing quail with his bird dogs or preparing to chase quail with his bird dogs. He also enjoys taking pictures — of chasing quail with his bird dogs.

Blake Soape



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Blake Soape is an Associate at Range Realty Advisors where he is responsible for sourcing new land opportunities for single-family, multi-family, industrial, and investment properties across Texas. Before joining Range, Blake gained experience as a Capital Markets Intern at Greysteel.

A native Texan, Blake was born and raised in Carthage. He attended The University of Texas, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Investment and Securities. In his free time Blake enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.


Milton Black

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

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Senior Associate Milton Black primarily represents developers, investors, and landowners in the acquisition and disposition of land properties throughout North Texas. Since launching his real estate career in 2017, Milton’s initial experience was largely in retail brokerage throughout DFW and the surrounding markets prior to joining Range, and now he has become a proficient expert in land brokerage. Milton is an active member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Before joining Range Realty Advisors, Milton worked for JLL’s DFW retail team, specializing in tenant representation, landlord leasing, and pad site sales. He preceded that by interning at Transwestern in the structured finance department and at Newmark Knight Frank (formerly ARA) in investment sales. Milton’s well-rounded understanding of commercial real estate allows him to exceed client expectations in a challenging and evolving market.

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Milton graduated from the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University with a minor in business. In his personal time, Milton enjoys golf, hiking, music, and traveling.

John Thrash

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

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Senior Associate John Thrash specializes in sourcing land opportunities for new single-family and industrial development throughout Tarrant and Denton counties, where he’s heavily involved in researching potential property opportunities, developing new leads, and consulting with current and potential clients. John combines his knowledge and insights of market trends with his dedication to honesty to ensure his deals move smoothly — and ethically — toward the finish line.

Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, John earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business. He enjoys an active lifestyle outside of the office, including skiing, hiking, and the outdoors.

Maggie Nelson

Marketing Director

Marketing Director

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As Marketing Director for Range Realty Advisors, Maggie is responsible for maintaining the Range brand across all channels. She drives brand growth and awareness through strategic placements in trade publications and coordinates events in the Dallas area, in addition to generating more traditional marketing collateral and social media outreach.

Maggie began her career at a private Dallas-based marketing firm, specializing in public relations and strategic marketing plans. She later transitioned into commercial construction and real estate, where she was responsible for analyzing industry trends, maintaining consumer relationships, and helping clients formulate business development plans.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Maggie graduated from Spring Hill College in Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and communications and a minor in sociology and marketing. As a member of her college’s varsity golf team she continues to play in her downtime. She is an active member of multiple industry organizations, including the Urban Land Institute (ULI), The Real Estate Council (TREC), and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). Away from the office Maggie spends time with her dogs, traveling to new places, and supporting Ronald McDonald House.

A Culture Built on Trust

Transactions Lead to Transformation

We are orchestrating the communities of the future. Every opportunity could change communities and families for generations to come so we thoughtfully consider the long-term impact.


Consider It Done

We do what we say we are going to do. Our word is our promise. Period.



In an industry full of insider talk, we prioritize transparency, ensuring that even the smallest details are easily understood. We advise each client as if their property were our own, striving for the best possible outcome for everyone involved.


In for the Long Haul

Long-lasting success is built on relationships. We are in the trenches hustling with our clients to help them achieve the best outcome through every step of the process — from first phone call to final closing.



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