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
Director of Operations and Business Development

Toby Skandier manages our firm with offices in Allen, Dallas and Oklahoma. With his immense problem-solving skills, he handles all the departments within the company. 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 over sees 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.

Philip Brown
Director of Mergers and Acquisitions / TX Commercial Agent

Philip earned his BS in Accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University. He has experience working for large corporations such as Postlethwaite & Netterville, Goldman Sachs, and Hillwood Development Company. Philip’s accounting and finance experience enables him to add strategic value to his clients. From auditing various types of companies to managing a real estate and private equity accounting portfolio worth more than $1 billion, Philip can consistently provide quality work and assurance to any client no matter the size. In his free time, Philip loves to spend time with his wife, their dog, and his family in Louisiana.

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 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.
Mrs. Tori, Seller
Kristy Thornton and her team at Texas Empire Properties with Keller Williams are your solution for Business Brokerage and Commercial Real Estate. They are true experts in helping their clients achieve their goals.
Theresa Flood
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
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, thank you so much for spending time with us and sharing your knowledge in the industry. WOW! We will take your input and implement as we can-you have so many great ideas! We enjoyed it and look forward to working with you again.
Teresa Allen, Seminar Participant
Kristy was AWESOME!!! I learned so much that I didn’t know. I feel more prepared for the future.Awareness is a must. I will do things differently in the future taking what I have learned [from Kristy].
Julie M., Keynote Attendee
Kristy had such neat ideas…she presented things I would have never thought of! She is extremely good at her job. If I could have added anything it would have been…MORE TIME. I wanted to learn so much more from Kristy.
Lorna, Smart Start Inc.
Kristy really takes great care of her clients. She’s very knowledgeable and walks you through every step of the process.She communicates well and if we need anything for closing, she takes care of it quickly. We value our relationship with Kristy and her team.
Cissy Martin
I feel like the transaction and process was flawless, due to Kristy's positive attitude, work ethic, professionalism, and humility. Thank you, thank you for helping me move into my retirement with a comfortable nest egg.
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