When founder Dante Andrade established Touro Company, he wanted to surround himself with individuals who not only demonstrated advanced skills in their fields, backed by years of experience, but also reflected the core values of passion for excellence in their work, kindness and generosity of spirit, positivity, honesty, and dependability. The result: a Touro Team that is comprised of approachable and fun-loving professionals who are proficient in their fields and dedicated to their own personal and professional growth along with the company’s advancement.

Dante Andrade, Owner/Founder

Dante Andrade has been an active Real Estate investor and operator since 2011. His Real Estate career began out of his frustration with traditional forms of investment and a desire to create passive income. He started owning and managing his own single-family portfolio, and then transitioned to owning large multifamily assets. Dante founded Touro Company to focus on leveraging his deep knowledge of the Dallas-Fort Worth market and to have a vertically integrated company that shares the success he had personally achieved with his partners and investors.

Since 2015, Dante has also consulted and acted as a buyer-broker for several investor groups pursuing multifamily assets in Dallas-Fort Worth and throughout the state of Texas. As a buyer-broker, Dante has participated in the acquisition of more than 120 multifamily assets valued at over $2 Billion.

Dante is a native of Brazil but has been a proud Texan for over 20 years. Beyond being deeply involved in the Dallas-Fort Worth Commercial Real Estate community, Dante is also an avid snow skier, volleyball player, and you can at times catch him playing the piano as part of the worship band at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.

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John Ursino, Director of Operations

John Ursino knows the property management industry from the ground up and has thirty plus years of experience to prove it. As Touro Property Management’s Director of Operations, John focuses on running an effective operation where investors, staff and tenants are equally respected and cared for. 

Over the last three decades John has helped property management companies effectively manage major operations. He has held many different roles within the industry, from leasing to overseeing 17,000 units and 350 employees across 3 states at his last position, cutting tenant turnover to all-time lows and increasing occupancy at all properties. 

John is also an Army Veteran, where he served for 6 years of active duty and earned two Good Conduct Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, and 16 Letters of Commendation.

John has a proven track record in building team output and client satisfaction. He is thrilled to be leading the Touro team, serving our assets and clients and helping them build solid real estate investments for years to come.

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Silas Bezerra, Director of Maintenance

Silas has been involved in every aspect of apartment maintenance, rehab, and construction over his 30-year career. Starting as a maintenance assistant in 1989 for a large management company in New Jersey, he moved through the ranks and different positions, to becoming a construction and rehab superintendent for a home and apartment builder in Texas.

Silas has built and trained several property maintenance teams for many apartment complexes in both New Jersey and Texas. He also spent several years on the rehabilitation of properties dealing with casualties, applying his skills dealing with multiple vendors and insurance companies. Silas also owned and operated a pool construction and maintenance business in Texas for 4 years before successfully selling it. 

Silas has had active experience in every aspect needed for a successful apartment maintenance team and we are excited to have him leading, managing, and training our maintenance staff and working closely with our vendors.

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Deanna Wong, Financial Controller

Deanna has over twenty years of experience in senior-level finance, accounting, and system implementation across diverse industries, such as banking, mortgages, hospitality, construction, real estate development and property management (single family, HOA, and multifamily). She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BBA in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Economics. She is also a licensed CPA.

Prior to joining Touro Company, Deanna was a controller for a property management company and managed an effective accounting team that oversaw 19 multifamily properties in Texas. She had also worked in senior corporate roles for billion-dollar companies such as HD Supply and Marriott Vacation Club International, specializing in GAAP Accounting, Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Financial Reporting.

Deanna is very happy to join Touro and expects to use her experience and expertise to focus on process improvement, cost reduction, and transparency. She possesses impeccable work-ethic and interpersonal skills while collaborating with senior management, owners, and investors.

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Connor Schanen, Investment Analyst 

Connor thrives in dissecting financial reports and property data to create models to help the team understand the potential, issues, and reality of the asset. He has a keen knowledge in finding hidden information and turning complicated models into easy-to-understand data.

While pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance, Connor interned as an analyst for both JLL and Marcus & Millichap. After graduation, he worked as a Financial Analyst for Newmark Knight Frank where he provided in-depth financial analysis of multifamily assets for the broker team. Since joining Touro Company as part of Touro Asset Management Group, Connor plays a major role by leading rehab projects and compiling cost data, market research, rent roll and financial analysis for Touro’s acquisitions.

We are excited to have Connor support the Touro Property Management team by keeping track of key performance indicators in all aspects of property management.

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Katy Crawford, Administrative Coordinator

Katy is a life-long learner and is always interested in gaining new skills. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in French and another master’s in Secondary Education, all of which served to strengthen her excellent organization, communication, and critical thinking skills.

Katy taught French at both the collegiate and high school levels for nearly a decade. Her role as a teacher extended beyond the classroom, as she served as a leader of student organizations, planning and managing volunteers for school-wide events, for the purpose of education, team building, as well as fundraising. She also served as a program director for multiple study abroad trips. After leaving teaching, Katy trained and worked as a licensed insurance agent for Farmers Insurance, with experience in both property and casualty as well as commercial liability insurance, giving her knowledge that is easily applied to the property management world.

Katy’s skills in organization, communication, leadership, and project management shine in her role at Touro Company, which includes investor relations, marketing, event planning, copywriting, project management, training, acquisitions, and more. We are thrilled to have her supporting both the Asset Management and Property Management teams.

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Julia Gonçalves, Executive Assistant

Julia is always eager to learn new skills. She holds two Associate’s degrees: one in Art and the other in Science. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Systems Technology and Information Management while she works in this supporting role for Touro Company.

She left her native home of Brazil to broaden her horizons and learn a new language and job skills, along with pursuing higher education.

We are pleased to have her in this multi-faceted role supporting the company’s founder as well as the Touro Asset Management and Property Management teams.

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John Guzman, Accountant

Maria Molano, Accounts Payable Specialist

Luana Botelho, Administrative Assistant

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