Our Team

Kristy is backed by a professional team who care about setting businesses up for success. Together they help clients navigate the complexities of business and real estate.

TX Empire Properties Team

Toby Skandier
Commercial Agent

Toby is known for strengthening the team’s weakness, which benefits the firm by bringing the best leadership to the forefront. He is responsible for developing and executing new growth directives for our firm by growing its revenue and working closely with our clients. Toby’s military background brings leadership by providing purpose, direction and motivation. He also oversees client-relationship management and sales. His passion for family and people is what drives him. He has a background in project management, sales and IT. When Toby is not working, he loves to travel, spend time with his wife and son.

Anne-Marie January
Director of Operations and Business Development / Residential/Commercial Agent

Anne-Marie is a dedicated professional who manages our office with her exceptional problem-solving skills. With her adeptness at handling various departments within the company, she ensures smooth operations and helps the team stay focused on their tasks. Anne-Marie's strong organizational skills keep everything running efficiently. Despite her professional demeanor, she maintains a friendly and approachable personality, making everyone feel welcome. Her genuine desire to assist others stems from her commitment to seeing them grow and achieve their goals. Anne-Marie's passion for real estate is evident in her work ethic and dedication to the industry. Outside of work, she cherishes spending time with her son and family.

Bianca Blanco
Executive Assistant / Director of Social Media Marketing

Bianca is a great asset to our team.  She assists our executives with tasks such as scheduling, reviewing, prioritizing and responding to emails; coordinating travel arrangements, answering and returning phone calls for the firm, organizing documents, taking notes at meetings and any other tasks that help our executives perform their job. She also handles the social media marketing for Tx Empire Properties. Bianca stays busy in her free time by going to school for marketing, vlogging and working out.

Jason Carroll
TX/OK Commercial Agent

Jason Carroll has been a full-time Real Estate Agent since 2006.  He has experience with residential real estate, commercial real estate, and business brokering. Jason Carroll graduated with a degree in Marketing from Utah State University where he was frequently listed on the Dean’s List of achievers. Following this, he furthered his education by attending graduate school at Oklahoma State University. After graduate school, he was employed by an international company
where he was the Sales Manager over five states for over five years. Under his leadership, his zone was considered the most profitable zone in the nation. As an agent, Jason values the trust his clients have in his abilities to find them the right property. His motto is to treat others as he would like to be treated.  In his free time Jason enjoys being with family fishing, boating, and snowboarding.

Kristy Thornton is truly the most outstanding business broker in Dallas! I was recommended to her, and I couldn't be more grateful. I connected her with a friend exploring business opportunities ... and her expertise impressed us all.
Jacques B., eXp Realty
Kristy was a ray of hope that came to us at just the right time. With Kristy's guidance, we were able to make some needed changes so that our business would be much more marketable, and she was able to complete the sale at a higher than expected price.
After working with two other Business Brokers concerning the sale of my business, I was referred to Kristy Thornton and immediately knew she was the right person, to not only complete my sale, but the right person to guide me...
Betty Williams, Investor & Seller
Kristy Thornton and her team ... provided a very professional and rewarding experience regarding the sale of our commercial building. They stayed in contact with us and communicated the progress of prospective buyers throughout the entire process.
Gregg Duggan, Seller/Landlord
Finally I have a commercial/business agent that I can refer my friends/clients to, with complete confidence. Thank you Kristy for doing an outstanding job and making me look good in the eyes of my client!
Tom Calvaneso
...[Kristy] worked tirelessly providing more info and rebuttals to buyers on why their offer was too low. In less than a year we completed the sale of the day care within the asking price range. [She is] the first person I will call the next time...
Mike Dolan, Investor - Austin, TX
Kristy, you have been an INCREDIBLE human being through this whole process. I appreciate you deeply. I look forward to working with you on a future deal, but one that is streamlined and easy to go. You are one hell of an agent, and I am honored to know you.
Amanda Rupley
We would highly recommend Kristy to anyone considering selling their business or buying commercial property. She will tirelessly work to represent you and your interests, and make this process understandable and beneficial for you.
Phil Ferrant, CPA
My company has been saved by the most incredible lady in the business. I really couldn’t have done this a tenth as well without Kristy, and I owe her big. I could go on and on about how much she has changed my company and me as an owner.
Abe Nimeth, Business Buyer & Consulting Client
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