After serving in the United State Army Deacon attended the
University of Texas to study Mathematics. In 1994, while
attending UT, Deacon began his real estate career at Ely
Properties. In 1996, he became the broker for Ely Properties.
In 1997, unsatisfied with the current property tax consultant,
Deacon was asked to handle Ely Properties property management
client’s property tax protests. That year, Deacon was able to
reduce the taxes significantly more than the prior consultants.
first tax protest Deacon has handled hundreds of individual case
with property values ranging from $10k to over well over $30mm,
each with the same enthusiasm. From single family houses,
warehouses, office buildings, commercial land to high-rise
apartments, Deacon was able to work out a fair value with the
brokerage career Deacon has sold properties from $25k to $19mm.
He has had several hundred agents under his brokerage license
and in 2003 Deacon purchased Ely Properties from Mitch Ely.
Since then he and Mitch have built several houses, duplexes, high-rise condominiums, and developed rural land. He owns a
portfolio of single family, retail and industrial properties. He
is also an expert witness in legal cases involving real estate
and consults lenders on commercial REO properties.
Joe began his career in real estate while still in High School
when he assisted his father in his Austin-based property
management company. He helped grow this business and became a
licensed real estate agent while in college, where he earned a
Business degree. In 2004 Joe joined Ely Properties and has
specialized in central Austin properties as well as investment
properties throughout Central Texas.
As a Licensed Property Tax consultant, Joe has represented
hundreds of properties throughout Central Texas from single
family homes to large retail land tracts. Joe has a unique
understanding of the property tax valuation process and has
developed a valuable rapport with many key appraisal district
members in central Texas. His knowledge and experience have
allowed him to save clients over $250,000 in the property tax
payments in just the last 2 years.
Luke graduated from Baylor with a degree Communications and
Business. His career in real estate began while he was still in
High School, when he began assisting in the development of rural
Luke is a candidate for the prestigious CCIM designation. As a
real estate agent he has brokered and assisted in the developed
of retail centers, commercial land, gravel quarries and scrap
He joined Texan Tax Advisors in 2009 as a commercial real estate
analyst. He assists in the preparation of both formal and