Brent Jackson

Chief Executive Officer

As Founder & CEO, Brent has over 20 years of experience in Development, Leasing and Project Management. Prior to forming Oaxaca in 2007, Brent worked at P.O’B. Montgomery & Co. with roles in Acquisition and Development focusing on Western US markets. Additionally, he served as asset manager for 73 Albertson’s in Texas and New Mexico, where he helped determine whether to keep, break up and lease, renegotiate the underlying terms or simply dispose of the asset. Before joining P.O’B., Brent was Vice President at Swearingen Realty Group, LLC in Dallas. While at Swearingen, he negotiated land acquisitions and complex long-term leases, completed build-to-suits and developed relationships with a wide spectrum of tenants (national, regional and local). As a Dallas native, Brent graduated from the St. Mark’s School of Texas and earned both his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2018, Brent began serving on the Advisory Board for Origin Bank, a regional bank with over 40 locations throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Brent works in Dallas’ Urban Core (Oak Cliff) where he has served on the Boards of both the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce and the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce.


Taylor Smith

Executive Assistant

Taylor has 12 years of experience in professional administrative positions and a track record of strong performance in high-pressure environments. She skillfully manages administrative duties and client relations for her colleagues at Oaxaca Interests. 

Prior to working at Oaxaca Interests, Taylor was the executive assistant at a tech startup where she served for seven years under the CEO and the COO, helping them to build a business that operated smoothly from the ground up. Before that, she was an administrative assistant at the University of Oklahoma, which is also where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. 

Taylor enjoys traveling, reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends and family.

Carol Lugo


Carol has been an accountant for last 15 years, with the last six of those years being in the real estate industry. Her past experience includes being a staff accountant at Wellington Realty and a senior accountant at Valcap Group. Carol is highly efficient and her expertise in real estate accounting is a huge boost to the team at Oaxaca Interests. In her free time, Carol enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Mike Ward


Mike Ward is a financial analyst and accountant with 40 years of work history in the real estate, banking, and investment industries. Most recently, Mike worked at C III Capital Partners, a real estate investment company, where he oversaw fund accounting. Prior to that, Mike spent 18 years working as a controller and financial officer at B/K Venture Capital, a private equity firm specializing in the acquisition, investment, management, and disposition of apartment properties and several other venture capital endeavors. 


At Oaxaca, Mike’s expertise plays a large role in the team’s success where he analyzes cash flows and equity accounts, as well as preparing financial statements. In his spare time, Mike enjoys listening to music and playing the keyboard, as well as watching movies, traveling, spending time with family, and being involved in his local church.