Dax Pass's roots run deep in Texas. Going back six generations, his family has owned and operated working ranches in Erath, Somervell, Palo Pinto, Presidio, Jeff Davis and Brewster Counties. Pass's family heritage and deep appreciation for the land has forged a legacy of integrity, stewardship and respect that expertly guides every aspect of his ranch and land business.
Pass spent his youth learning the family's ranching business and worked on all three ranch divisions of Pass Cattle Company, acquiring the knowledge and values essential in understanding and evaluating land. In 1995, Pass brokered his first land deal with John and J.T. Pass, beginning his career in the ranch and land business. For the past two decades, Pass has been guiding his clients through complex ranch and land and commercial real estate transactions. He launched his commercial real estate career by working for another family business, Whataburger Restaurants (Whataco Inc.). During his time with Whataco, he was in charge of site acquisition and development in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana. The family's 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 with Dax managing seismic data acquisition and expansion of additional leases. Phoenix drilled and developed a substantial portion of the county and was sold in 2006.
After the successful sale of Phoenix, Pass left the Dallas-Fort Worth area to pursue his passion for land and ranch brokerage in Marfa, Texas in Presidio County. He founded Pass Properties, a real estate brokerage and consulting firm specializing in the sale of ranchland, pasture, agricultural farms, timber, hunting acreage and recreational properties across the Southwestern United States.
Dax is a graduate of Highland Park High School and studied business at Texas Christian University. He and his wife, Caroline Summers, raise their three children in Dallas.
Pass is licensed in the Ranch and Land division of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty, brokering land transactions and consulting on water rights, cattle operations and mineral opportunities.