Born and raised in Missoula, Montana, Howie grew up enjoying many outdoor activities, especially fishing and camping. In the mid 90s he moved to Dallas where he began his career in electronic manufacturing. After more than a decade in DFW, he decided to step away from the manufacturing industry and move to sunny San Diego with his Beagle, Newman.
In 2009, he caught the entrepreneurial bug and founded a distribution and wholesale company servicing local businesses. He later conceptualized and co-founded Blink Energy Water, a caffeinated flavored water, growing the brand into thousands of stores across 38 states, including retailers: Whole Foods, Central Market, Sprouts, Kroger, Albertsons, Shaws and Jewel.
As much as Howie loved the California sun, in 2014 he decided to return to Dallas. Howie always had an appreciation for aesthetics, real estate, and entrepreneurship so he decided to fuel those passions into a career in real estate sales.
Today, Howie is co-founder of The Burden Reed team with his business partner Nick Burden. Together they focus on investment and real estate development, residential sales and luxury homes. They specialize in new home sales, residential resale and purchase, residential development, lot acquisition, residential investment and off market opportunities.
Brandon Foster is an Arlington, Texas native and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a BS in Learning Development while lettering in Football. Brandon was a member of the 2005 BCS National Champions football team that beat USC. Brandon thrives in a competitive atmosphere and serves his clients with the same attitude.
Since joining Modtown in 2016, Brandon has prided himself in his passionate and heartfelt drive to serve his clients' best interests. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to finding the perfect fit for his clientele. His devotion and unparalleled customer service has resulted in a continuously expanding network of loyal clients and referrals. Passionate to his craft, he continuously seeks to stay ahead of the game when it comes to market education and trends.
Whether rooting for the Texas Longhorns or playing golf in his free time, you can find Brandon watching or talking sports. An avid explorer of the city, he loves to try new restaurants and check out local music and neighborhood festivals.
Born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa, Marcus attended Iowa State University as a Division I football athlete and on full academic scholarship within the Engineering college. He moved to the DFW area in 2002 where he spent 12 years working in the technology sector in sales, marketing, strategy, and spent his spare time working in the real estate investing space.
As a DFW resident for over 15 years, Mr. Sallis is a highly experienced and sought-after advisor for his knowledge of the local DFW real estate market and his due diligence experience partnering with high net-worth individuals.
While earning an MBA at the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Sallis founded a unique initiative for athletes in the McCombs Professional Athlete Entrepreneurship initiative to facilitate advanced business education and non-bias platform for professional athletes to prepare for life after football which now focuses on real estate investing, development, and the tax benefits of ownership.
Today, Marcus is the Founder of Greenwood Advisory Partners LLC which in partnership with Modtown Realty Group formed the new practice focused on the specific and customized needs of professional athletes and entertainment professionals.
Mr. Sallis received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering with honors from Iowa State University as a Division I football athlete. Mr. Sallis later earned his MBA from the prestigious University of Texas at Austin Red McCombs School of Business specializing in Entrepreneurship and General Management
Mr. Sallis currently lives downtown Dallas with his son Collin and enjoys cycling at White Rock Lake, sits on multiple boards focused on inner city youth and athlete development, and has the Greenwood Foundation, a 501c3 focused on Financial and Economic Literacy in Urban communities.
Katharine is no stranger to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area! She’s originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL but has spent most of her life here in North Texas. She studied Political Science and Business at Texas A&M University and, upon graduating, proceeded to work at the innovative, fast-paced, start-up company, Varidesk, where she specialized in loss prevention and customer service.
In her free time, Katharine enjoys the outdoors and going to the gym, as well as watching soccer and spending quality time with family and friends. A huge advocate for hospitality and serving others, Real Estate is a natural fit. Katharine is ready and willing to provide the highest quality services to her clients and can’t wait to show them the best that North Texas has to offer!
I lived all over the southwest before I landed in Dallas and now I cannot imagine a better place to call home. As the ninth largest city in the nation, the birthplace of the frozen margarita machine, and the only city to have hosted a World Series game, an NBA Finals game and the Super Bowl in the same year-- Dallas is a pretty incredible place to be!
Now that you are a Dallas enthusiast as well, I would love to help you find your next home! I specialize in luxury apartment locating, relocation and first time home buyers. After spending 8 years as an HR Director for restaurant groups, I have a deep understanding of customer service and an immense appreciation for attention to detail.
Moving is stressful enough without the worry of not knowing where you will live. That is where I come in! After learning about what it is that you are looking for in a new home, I will put together a list of the best options and accompany you on your tours. After you pick "the one" I will be by your side every step of the way to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible.
Give me a call today!
Cody is a licensed Realtor and comes to the Modtown team from Pembroke Pines, Florida. He has lived in Dallas over four years and specializes in home sales, relocation services, and luxury apartment living. Cody graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009, but his studies did not end there. Since completing his real estate licensing course, Cody has gone on to complete several real estate designations including Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), and several others. If you are a first time home buyer, Cody is the agent for you! He will take you through the home buying process step by step and answer all of your questions. By the time you sit down at the closing table you’ll be so comfortable with the buying process, you’ll consider getting your real estate license. Organized, driven, and dedicated to providing a five star client experience, Cody is ready to help you find your next home.