The DILATO Management Team is comprised of Jason Crawford and Tarek Morshed, seasoned entrepreneurs and real estate professionals with a combined 32 years of real estate experience including investment, ownership, management and improvement of a full range of commercial and residential properties.
As individual business owners, Crawford and Morshed have built companies in multiple sectors representing over $35 million in revenue.
Known for their financial acumen, integrity, and civic involvement, they founded DILATO with a focus on community improvement and return on investment by leveraging an undervalued market in one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Crawford and Morshed are savvy investors with the right contacts to capitalize on the market first and deliver significant return on investment.
Following a balanced, thoughtful approach the team will manage the fund in complete transparency with frequent communication including weekly and monthly internal fund reviews and quarterly investor updates.
By joining DILATO, you are joining a successful, burgeoning fund capitalizing on a niche in the real estate market.
Tarek Morshed has 22 years of experience in the real estate sector. He has excelled as a real estate investor (20 commercial and residential properties representing $10 million in total volume); co-founder and general manager (10+ years with Vertu Development Company, overseeing real estate development projects worth up to $5 million), and realtor ($175 million+ in sales of every property type with KW, John Horton & Associates). He has been a multi-year recipient of awards including Austin Business Journal Top 50 Realtor, Platinum Top 50 Realtor, and Texas Monthly 5-Star Professional.
Tarek holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and has completed courses in real estate investing, investment analysis, financial tools, appraisal, law, and ethics at the Austin Institute of Real Estate and Robert Allen Real Estate School. He has lived in Texas for over 30 years and in Austin for over 20 years.
Jason Crawford is a business leader and entrepreneur driven by efficiency, vision and service with proven success including a portfolio of companies with over $5 million in revenue.
In 2003 he cofounded Bixby Zane, an outsourced solutions franchise, with his partner Brad Worley. After four years working directly in outsourced HR, benefits and payroll solutions, Crawford saw a key ingredient missing in the relationship between providers and their clients: customer service that was consistent, ongoing and personal. Today the company’s Professional Employer Portfolio represents over $300 million in payroll processing, developing side-by-side partnerships and delivering efficiencies and economies of scale that drive down costs for a broad clientele. Crawford has also owned, managed and developed several millions of dollars in real estate in Florida, Texas and California.
His land enterprises followed four years at the University of Texas at Austin, where he completed a degree in Business Administration (MIS) with honors and first learned of the connection between doing business and empowering others. Crawford carries those lessons to this day. Always looking forward, he is an angel investor in two tech startups, Appkeyz and Latakoo. He sits on the board of the Young Men’s Business League of Austin and is involved in corporate fundraising and sponsor recruitment for the Texas Craft Brewers Festival.
He is also involved in charitable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Texas, Austin Involved, Lifeworks and Habitat for Humanity.