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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Jennifer Mansell, Director of Operations

With over 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry, Jennifer has consistently showcased her dedication, expertise, and drive for success. From her beginnings as a leasing consultant and holding key roles such as Regional Manager, Transition Specialist, Senior Operations and Training Manager, and Director of Operations, she has continually evolved.  

Jennifer's enthusiasm for learning has equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of all facets of the industry, spanning finance, renovations, and operations. Her proficiency in strategic planning, process improvement, training and development, as well as capital improvements and asset renovation.

As a results-driven leader, Jennifer has a proven track record of cultivating strong team dynamics and achieving sustainable outcomes. Her involvement in the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas (AAGD) as a member of the Membership Committee reflects her dedication to advancing industry standards and networking with peers.  Jennifer is from Dallas and in her spare time she enjoys traveling with her family, watching football, and listening to live music. 

In her current capacity, Jennifer oversees all aspects of property management, including budgeting, revenue growth, personnel management, occupancy control, and resident relations, ensuring operational efficiency and client satisfaction. She is thrilled to be leading the Touro team and fostering a collaborative culture, where team members thrive and contribute to overall success.

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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. We are fortunate to have him apply his extensive knowledge in leading, managing, and training our Maintenance and Construction staff, as well as working closely with vendors.

On the rare occasions that Silas takes time off, he has a passion for boating and riding his jet ski on the lake.

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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.

At Touro, Deanna uses 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, and successfully leads the Touro accounting team, ensuring all facets of the financials are efficiently reconciled.

Deanna has two grown children and loves to cheer on her son’s basketball team on the weekends.

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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. In addition to this, Connor supports the Touro Property Management team by keeping track of key performance indicators in all aspects of property management.

When he is not crunching numbers and building spectacular spreadsheets, he loves golf, antique restoration, and hunting.

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Katy Crawford Sparrow, 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 transferable 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, recruiting, 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.

Outside of her Touro Company duties, Katy ministers as a worship leader at churches around the Dallas metroplex, France, and Brazil. She and her husband are avid travelers and foodies and love to explore new places and cuisines whenever possible.

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Luana Botelho, Administrative Assistant

Remotely working from São Paulo, Brazil, Luana assists both our asset management and property management teams full-time, while maintaining a full-time schedule as a law student at UNESP, a renowned university in Brazil.

Touro’s very own “whizz kid,” Luana demonstrates maturity and acumen in whatever tasks are given to her. She has proven to be a major asset in many of Touro’s tasks, including property social media and marketing, event planning, research, project management, and data collection, to name a few.

She is passionate about her career with Touro and, while she is pursuing her legal studies, she hopes to reconcile the two fields after graduation. We are pleased to have such a capable and dedicated team member as Luana to support Team Touro. 

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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

John is a seasoned accountant with over 15 years of extensive experience in accounting and finance across diverse multinational markets. Throughout his career, he has developed a comprehensive skill set encompassing statutory compliance, budgeting, financial control standardization, audit management, and the meticulous preparation of reports tailored for both parent companies and board of directors.

In addition to his adeptness in financial statement elaboration, John has demonstrated proficiency in leading local and regional work teams (clusters) as well as working with Shared Services Center (SSC) support teams.

Outside of his professional endeavors, John is an avid sports enthusiast, particularly passionate about football, soccer, and cycling. He cherishes his leisure time, often spent engaging in these activities or enjoying quality moments with his elementary-school-aged son.

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Maria Molano, Accounts Payable Specialist

Maria is a professional in accounting with a degree in Financial Management. Her career has spanned many different areas, including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll, within a variety of industries, from accounting firms, to tire distribution companies, to glass service providers. One of her career achievements so far has been the reduction of collections time.

One of her favorite aspects of Touro Company is the multicultural environment, which has given her the opportunity to learn more about different countries, like China, Mexico, and Brazil. She hopes to continue to grow in her role at Touro as part of the efficient and skillful accounting team.

In her spare time, Maria enjoys dancing and has been part of a Cumbiamba (a group of cumbia dancers) since 2022.

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