Chris Jent has developed and been responsible for successful businesses in a variety of industries. He is highly skilled in negotiations, cost management and personnel operations. In other words, he is the ‘big picture’ visionary behind The Avant Group’s mission and keeps the team on track and on budget. His responsibilities include, but are certainly not limited to, the development of additional clients and industry partners, negotiations in various business and trade transactions, development of business and marketing plans, bank loan applications, and real estate acquisitions. As team lead, he is invaluable to the overall success of The Avant Group in delivering higher quality at a better consumer price point by managing time and cost.


Louis Howell is an award-winning custom home builder that has been in the industry since 1992. After working for seven years with another builder, he started his own company in 1999. Over the course of his career, he has also developed multi-family properties, lead entire home renovations and built restaurants. While he has a large variety of experience, his true passion is designing and building high-quality, energy efficient custom homes. The Avant Group works under his philosophy that a great home begins with a great design where every detail is thoughtfully considered in order to build the best we can. It is more than just the materials used, it is the quality of craftsmanship and consistent planning in order to be the best. Louis is also a Certified Green Professional that is continually looking for new ways and techniques to build homes that keep The Avant Group on top of the market.


Heaven Porteous comes from New York with a foundation in Fine Arts. After making a natural transition into design in 2015 while under the tutelage of builders, developers and brokers, she also obtained a license in real estate in order to be uniquely involved in a home's story from a ‘napkin drawing’ conception to point of sale. Surrounded by experienced professionals in business, home building and brokering, her eye for home design led The Avant Group aesthetic to compete at the top of modern and contemporary markets. Her skills in blending functionality with high design allow clients to get the look they desire in an environment that works for them and their budget.


Matthew Scobee | As the broker and owner of Iconic Real Estate, Matt is committed to the very best overall experience for his clients and the clients of the company. Matt believes that success is not just a numbers game, and he works to build rapport and long lasting relationships by listening, collaborating and executing the strategy that best fits each client.

Experienced in all types of real estate transactions, Matt’s strengths are in his unique and personal approach to Sales & Acquisitions for builders, developers, growing families, young professionals, executives, investors and first time buyers. His background in graphic design and photography at the University of Texas Arlington gives him a unique eye for detail when creating marketing strategies for listings and his love for architecture from a young age, proved be an asset for homeowners looking to refresh the design and layout of their homes prior to selling and after the purchase.

Matt entered real estate in early 2011 to a fairly dismal market, but his work ethic, drive and determination have been major factors in his success. Contrary to what you may read, Matt believes a full service real estate professional is a very valuable asset and he is not afraid to go the extra mile to provide an elite level of service to his clients day in and day out. Matt credits his success to his wonderful family, past clients and mentors, Clay Stapp & Drew Colón, and never forgets where he came from. With the creation of Iconic Real Estate, Matt is able to assemble a spectacular team of knowledgeable and dedicated agents that share his drive. If you are ready for the ICONIC EXPERIENCE, give us a call. You won’t regret it!