Dax Pass has spent the majority of his life working on and managing Pass Cattle Company, a family owned ranching business that operates in Somervell, Erath and Presidio Counties. He brings 17 years of commercial and ranch and land real estate experience to his position at Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty.
Dax's roots run deep in Texas. He is a native of Dallas with family ranching operations going back six generations. He began his career in the commercial real estate business with Whataburger Restaurants, (Whataco Inc.) where he was in charge of site acquisition and development in three states. His franchise became the largest in the nation with 92 restaurants, employing 3,500 people and was sold in 2000 to Redstone Companies of Houston, Texas.
In 2001 he co-founded Phoenix Resources Inc., an oil and gas acquisition, development and exploration company. Phoenix negotiated seismic permits and leased 104 square miles of Texas Gulf Coast in Calhoun County and finalized the seismic data acquisition project. Phoenix drilled and developed a substantial portion of the county and sold the project in 2006.
Subsequent to the Phoenix sale Pass, left the Dallas-Fort Worth area to pursue his passion for land and ranch brokerage and consulting in Presidio County in the town of Marfa, Texas. He founded Pass Properties in 2006, a real estate brokerage firm with an emphasis on ranching, agriculture, hunting and recreational properties.
Extremely active in the Dallas and Fort Worth communities, Dax is a member of The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Cancer Support Community North Texas, Metro Tex Association of REALTORS and Dallas Museum of Art.
Pass graduated from Highland Park High School and studied business at Texas Christian University and University of Arkansas. He is a licensed salesman in the Ranch and Land Division where he is consulting on water rights, cattle operations and mineral opportunities.
He and his wife, Caroline Summers, raise their three children in Dallas where they attend the Episcopal School of Dallas and Grace Academy. They are members of Dallas Country Club and Highland Park Presbyterian Church but choose to enjoy any free time at their home away from home in Marfa, Texas.