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 | Residential real estate broker and owner of Iconic Real Estate, Matt began working in the Dallas real estate market in 2011. Well-versed in residential resale and new construction with extensive experience with first-time home buyers and all things modern in Dallas. Matt works in all of the DFW markets focusing within Midway Hollow, Lakewood & M-Streets, Uptown, Lake Highlands, Oaklawn, Highland Park and University Park.