ABOUT OPTIONS REAL ESTATE

WHO WE ARE

Options Real Estate was founded in October of 1991 as a full service commercial real estate company specializing in Southern Dallas County with one mission in mind: To make our neighborhoods and business owners better through the built environment.

Our team believes in enhancing the quality of life of Southern Dallas & Northern Ellis Counties and advancing its image, in order to provide an enduring inheritance to our children and grandchildren.

We hope to build a community where  residents can enjoy educational and employment opportunities that utilize the technologies of the 21st century, find cultural and spiritual fulfillment, and have a diversity of OPTIONS for shopping, dining, entertainment, living, or homes.

OUR WORK
Not only has our team done thousands of transactions over the years, but we’ve restored and built places like the Belmont Hotel, the Texas Theatre, various buildings in the Bishop Arts, Downtown Duncanville, surrounding Downtown Midlothian, Thorntree Country Club and much more. Through active participation in civic groups and community organizations, preservation, urbanism and environmentalism, we have done community development for profit. 
OUR TEAM
Monte Anderson

Monte Anderson

President, Sales Associate, Developer, Development consultant, South Dallas native, new urbanist

Since 1984, Monte has been improving the living and working environments in Texas’ southern Dallas and northern Ellis counties. He’s an outspoken man who cares about people, and he is an advocate for policies and practices that serve urban neighborhoods.
Rick Keeler

Rick Keeler

CFO

Rick is a dad, friend, cyclist, art lover, wine drinker, and roamer of the Earth. He joined the team in 1997

Lena Liles

Lena Liles

COO

Lena is a lifelong resident and active member of the South Dallas community. As a new urbanist, she enjoys working on development projects that cater to small local businesses. In her free time, she hangs out with family, friends, and her dog, Maggie
Jace Ousley

Jace Ousley

Designated Broker/Vice President

Jace is committed to making all properties that he finds a better place–not only for his kids but for future generations. He focuses on making properties more sustainable, repurposing properties to reduce need for raw materials, and developing a sense of place in certain properties to ensure their use for years to come. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family when he can.
Tammy Espinoza

Tammy Espinoza

Executive Assistant

Tammy is a mother of three and lives in Midlothian. She is a communicator and seeks to make the people she interacts with feel confident that she is there to help them. She loves trivia, so when time permits she enjoys Jeopardy and board games with her family. She also loves making music with her kids, who are quickly learning to play different instruments. Her three children–Obi-Juan, Lucas (or Luke), and Leia– are purposely named after her love of Star Wars! She joined Options in 2005.

Yolanda Perry

Yolanda Perry

Property Management Accounting, Notary

Yolanda is bilingual. She is also a mother of two. She values honesty and respect. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, and going to her grandkids sports games. She joined Options in 2002.
IN THE NEWS
Growing Economy Around Community

Growing Economy Around Community

By Gregory Schwartz &Trevor Decker CohenMay 2021BRIGHT GREEN FUTURESWhile the development vacuum hovers above, another movement rises from the bottom up. This chapter is not just about improving walk-ability, but about moving past the top-down economic thinking...

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Get Food Just Like Mom Used to Make at Tyler Station

Get Food Just Like Mom Used to Make at Tyler Station

By ANTHONY MACIASThursday, March 4th 2021DALLAS OBSERVERFrom the streets of Mexico City, through a home kitchen in Dallas and then a food truck, Tacos La Gloria has landed a permanent home in Oak Cliff’s Tyler Station after getting off to a chilly start. The owners of...

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Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges

Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges

By June Williamson & Ellen Dunham-JonesFebruary 2021URBAN DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR URGENT CHALLENGESHowever, business incubators shouldn't only focus on high tech. Too often the "innovation economy" privileges large corporations that can afford robots, and patent...

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New Life for a 102-Year-Old Bakery in South Bend

New Life for a 102-Year-Old Bakery in South Bend

By Jacob TitusFebruary 24, 2021West S.B. In 1919, Busse Baking company built a new, modern bakery on Portage Avenue in the heart of the Near Northwest neighborhood. The South Bend Tribune avidly documented its opening and early days: Among the institutions in which...

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New plans in the works for abandoned South Bend building

New plans in the works for abandoned South Bend building

By Erica FinkeFriday, February 5th 2021WSBT 22The Ward Baking Company building has been abandoned in South Bend's Near Northwest neighborhood for 12 years. The building has new ownership and new plans for the future. The developers are turning it into a "collaborative...

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Ward Baking Building Becoming Space for Shops and Artists

Ward Baking Building Becoming Space for Shops and Artists

By joseph ditsThursday, February 4th 2021SOUTH BEND TRIBUNESOUTH BEND — Mike Keen's vision for what he calls Portage Midtown continues to move closer to reality. An attempt to reclaim tired and vacant spaces on a 3-acre spread of Portage Avenue, the project now...

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Texas Hospitality & Entertainment – A Look Ahead

Texas Hospitality & Entertainment – A Look Ahead

By REjournalsFriday, December 4, 2020REDnews Update on the Retail Marketplace during and Post-Covid How are Districts pivoting – What’s working & what’s not? What is in store for Entertainment developments & design in 2021? How is Covid changing Mixed Use...

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