Meet Our Team


Gerald Womack

Commerical & Residential Real Estate Broker


Gerald W. Womack is the president and CEO of Womack Development & Investment Realtors (WDIR), a full-service commercial and residential real estate brokerage firm established in 1985. For the past 15 years, its corporate offices have been located at 4412 Almeda Road, Houston, Texas—conveniently within “Third Ward,” near the Mid-Town/Museum District, and the Houston Medical Center—all minutes from downtown Houston.

From a young age, Womack knew that real estate was his calling and quickly established himself as an industry leader in inner-loop areas. He attended the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University. A native Houstonian with more than 35 years of experience in real estate, Womack has set himself apart from many of his peers with his sheer knowledge of the business and expertise in both residential and commercial transactions. In addition to sales transactions, he also redevelops and manages small apartment complexes.

Under Womack’s guidance, WDIR is an industry leader providing quality, efficient and professional real estate services to all sections of the community. The firm’s mission is to continue growth through an aggressive stance and to constantly develop its business acumen. WDIR was listed in the Top 100 of the 20,000 Top Real Estate Producers.

Gerald’s proficiency and capability to adapt with both the market and technological advances has served him tremendously well with continuing to be the best in the business. Both new and longtime clients refer their family and friends to Womack because of his knowledge, professionalism, and ability to simply get the deal done.

Womack currently serves as commissioner for the Harris County Housing Authority, secretary for The Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority, advisory board member of Unity National Bank, federal political coordinator for the National Association of Realtors, board member of Houston First, National Association of Real Estate Brokers and Board Chair, and previously served as president, of the Houston Black Real Estate Association (HBREA).

A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Womack’s constant community work, and outreach has been honored through numerous awards including the Harris County Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Award, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.’s Dove Award, World Youth Foundation’s Community Partner Champion Award, National Association of Real Estate Broker’s Local Board President Award and the Harris County Council of Organizations’ Trailblazer Award.

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • Honorary Chairman of the 37th annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show, Ivy Educational and Charitable Foundation of Houston, Inc., April 2018
  • Trailblazer Award Winner, Demars, 2014

(281) 235-6940

Anita James

Residential Real Estate Agent


Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Anita Broderick James now considers herself a native Houstonian after having lived in the “Bayou City” for the past twenty years.  Anita is best known as an Inner Loop Buyer’s Agent who listens and understands her clients’ wants and needs and works tirelessly to find them the perfect home to fit their lifestyle.  Anita also enjoys assisting her business clients by finding the appropriate commercial office space to fulfill their business needs.

Anita is intimately familiar with the greater Houston market but focuses her sales efforts on inner loop neighborhoods and adjacent areas, such as the Museum District, Midtown, Third Ward, Meyerland, and Bellaire.

As a practicing attorney, Anita has extensive experience negotiating and closing transactions and possesses the requisite knowledge to identify, address and resolve complex issues that occasionally arise during real estate transactions.  While pursuing her undergraduate degree in Finance at Howard University, Anita worked as a leasing agent, thus precipitating her desire to practice real estate law.  She has several professional affiliations, including the Houston Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the State Bar of Texas. 

In her spare time, Anita enjoys traveling, running and interior design.

(713) 443-6824

Booker Morris

Residential and Commerical Real Estate Agent


Booker Morris is a native Houstonian. After graduating from Howard University with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Spanish, Morris returned to his hometown of Houston, TX. Inspired by his late grandfather, Booker has always been interested in real estate and development. In September of 2012, Booker joined Womack Development & Investment Realtors. Morris currently serves on the residential and commercial teams, and enjoys seeing his clients’ visions come to life.

Booker is a member of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, The Howard University Alumni Association, Suited Lifestyle, National Association of Realtors and Phi Sigma Phi National Honor Fraternity.

Booker knows that “hard work makes the dream work” and he is ready to work hard to ensure that your dreams become a reality.

(713) 204-1357

Danielle K. Bess

Commerical & Residential Real Estate Agent


Danielle Bess began her tenure at Womack Development & Investment Realtors in 2007. As a realtor, she specializes in new homes sales, luxury homes, corporate relocation, first-time homebuyers, and commercial real estate. She also serves as the company’s Director of Public Relations and Marketing.

She developed her acumen for corporate communications at Lockheed Martin, a Fortune 50 company, and Albertsons, Inc., a Fortune 100 company. While growing up in a real estate family she watched her mother, Patricia C. Keys, build a successful career as a state certified general real estate appraiser & broker. While climbing the corporate ladder, she decided to switch gears and continue her mother’s legacy in the field of real estate.

Her upbringing, communication skills & corporate training has molded her into the realtor she is today. Within her first year of becoming an agent, she grossed over $1,000,000 in sales and has become one of WDIR’s top producers. She is diligent in her continued efforts to grow professionally, to gain knowledge in the ever-changing Houston/Greater-Houston are market data, and to uphold the highest level of customer service in assisting her clientele in their real estate endeavors.

She is a native Houstonian and attended Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas. She is a cum laude graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she received a B.A. in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a minor degree in Theater.

She is a member of Houston Association of Realtors, Houston Real Estate Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., INROADS Alumni Association, Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals, National Women of Achievement and Liberty Baptist Church. Her awards include WDIR Top Producer Award, being selected as a 2007 L.A. Bedford Scholar of the Dallas Bar Foundation, Miss Black UTA 2004, and Miss Black Houston 2002. In her spare time, she enjoys the activities of golfing, swing-out dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is married to Corey R. Bess, who is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and works at Reliant as a marketing associate.

(281) 414-5726

Dorothy Carson

Broker | Senior Vice President




Dorothy Carson is a certified Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) and Real Estate Owned (REO) specialist who has worked in the field for more than 15 years. As Senior Vice President of the REO department, she has sold more than $30 million worth of bank-owned properties throughout her tenure with Womack Development and Investment Realtors. She manages the marketing and selling of REO properties for federal agencies and banking institutions.

With a bachelor’s of science in business administration from Texas Southern University, Carson joined the WDIR team in 1989. Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the management and disposition of bank-owned properties, developing market analyses and trend reports which focus on demographic studies pertaining to the valuation of properties and determining the feasibility of potential properties. She transitions from the boardroom to negotiating complex REO transactions, to scheduling maintenance for bank owned properties smoothly.

Carson is a hard-working, dedicated, and committed broker who brings a wealth of experience and business savvy to the WDIR team. She has an outgoing personality and prides herself on her ability to relate to every individual that she interacts with. In her downtime, Carson enjoys being with her family and attending Brentwood Baptist Church.

(281) 389-2331

Erica Smith

Residential Real Estate Agent



Erica Smith, a native Houstonian, is a Texas Realtor at Womack Development. She is committed to her clients, offering marketing expertise and professionalism by way of the latest technologies, market research, and business strategies. Buying her first home ignited Erica‘s interest in real estate- an experience that drove her to obtain her Realtors license. Erica has built a solid reputation for her refreshingly friendly customer care and market expertise.

Drawing from years of experience in public service, she is best known for her time with Harris County Community Services Department, where she worked with the Harris County Home Buyers Down Payment Assistance Program and Continuum of Care to end homelessness. There she was responsible for showing properties and advocating for participants with prospective landlords. Her client dedication and love of helping others are what motivates her most.  In 2016 alone Erica moved over 100 families and single women out of homelessness and into housing.

Erica has extensive knowledge of the cities and diverse neighborhoods across Houston.   A longtime Third Ward resident, Erica is passionate about giving back to her community and attends Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. In her free time, Erica is busy reading, watching documentaries, and training for marathons. As a Houstonian, she and her two beautiful children enjoy all the city has to offer.”

(713) 392-2327

Gail Gage

Residential Real Estate Agent


Gail Gage has been with Womack Development & Investment Realtors for the entirety of her real estate career.  She climbed the ranks from staff assistant to a licensed real estate agent, which she has now been for 20 years.

Gage began her real estate career in residential sales, though she has been a Real Estate Owned (REO) specialist for more than 10 years. As a specialist, Gage facilitates the entire process with REO accounts, from listing to sell. This includes, but is not limited to, handling Brokers Price Opinions (BPOs), listings, weekly inspections and the market and sale of the properties. She continuously undergoes extensive training to ensure that she handles REO properties with the highest quality of care and expertise.

As corporate secretary, Gail is responsible for maintaining all of WDIR’s corporate records. She is experienced in every type of real estate transaction and builds lasting relationships with each of her clients.

Gage is a member of Brentwood Baptist Church and enjoys spending time with loved ones in her spare time.

(281) 236-8136

Howard Johnson

Residential Real Estate Agent

(646) 261-9687

Jordan Jennings

Residential Real Estate Agent


Jordan Jennings, a native Houstonian, credits Gerald Womack and WDIR with launching his career in real estate. At just 13-years-old, he was welcomed into the office and allowed to scan old files.  That seemingly insignificant task became a transformative experience for Jennings, who was gaining invaluable experience in commercial and residential transactions from a local titan of industry. That relationship with WDIR and his passion for real estate continued to blossom even as Jennings left Houston to attend St. John’s University in New York City. He completed several internships and a summer associate position with WDIR, and obtained his Texas real estate license while still residing in New York.  

Upon his return to Houston, Jennings was offered a position on Mr. Womack’s Executive Team and could not pass up the opportunity.  He’s found great success thus far and credits that to his thoroughness, honesty, and willingness to always put his clients needs first. 

In his free time, Jordan enjoys concerts, museums, and good restaurants.

(832) 454-2655

Linda L. Ragland

Residential Real Estate Agent


Starting in the newspaper industry with E.W. Scripps Company, Linda Ragland has had quite a unique and successful career in the media and entertainment industry, spanning over thirty years.  Her media path included media broadcast sales with Summit Communications, iHeartMedia, Inc. and Radio One Inc.; with a broad client base of Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, universities, attorneys, retail, home builders and others.  Within her sixteen-year tenure with Radio One, Inc., she also served as Non-Traditional Revenue (NTR) Manager.  

Linda took a three-year hiatus from media to work as a general manager with Music World Entertainment/Mathew Knowles during the global launch of the music recording group Destiny’s Child, enjoying an amazing job working with music icon Beyonce Knowles, LeToya Luckett, Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Roberson among other artist groups.  Prior to working for the management company, as an independent contractor, Linda was the recipient of the first merchandising contract for the recording group Destiny’s Child, inclusive of designing the merchandise.

In 2018, Linda Ragland began a new journey.  As much as she has enjoyed her career in the media and entertainment industry, she has always been fascinated with the Real Estate Industry, having an affinity for architecture and interior design.


  • Tennessee State University

  • American Institute Of Banking

  • Champion School Of Real Estate

Professional Designations & Acknowledgements:

  • Licensed Real Estate Agent 

  • RAB Certified Radio Marketing Consultant 

  • Certified Home Marketing Specialist 

  • Integrated Media Specialist 

  • City of Houston Certificate of Recognition

  • U.S. House Of Representatives Certificate of Congressional Recognition

  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

(832) 443-6272

Marie Stovall

Commercial & Residential Real Estate Broker


Marie Stovall is proud to be a licensed real estate broker. She has represented buyers and sellers, and worked with Freddie Mac and several asset companies in the Real Estate Owned (REO) market.

She was twice named Realtor of the Year by the local chapter of The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, as she was recognized by the Houston Association of Realtors for being a “Top Production Realtor” in 2009 – 2010. She has a passion for real estate and always puts her clients first.

(713) 204-1357

Queen Wilson

Residential Real Estate Agent


A native Texan, Queen Wilson has dedicated her professional life to providing outstanding customer service.  Retired from Continental Airlines, currently known as United Airlines,  Queen has been a versatile member of the firm’s team with areas of expertise in both rental and home sales. Queen’s clients constant compliment her attention to detail, no matter how big or small.

Queen’s hobbies include reading and traveling. Queen is a member of Apostolic Assembly of Love church for more than 30 years.

(281) 660-3817

Tanesha Richardson

Residential Real Estate Agent


A native Houstonian , I  graduated form Klein forest high school  during the year of 2014 . I soon after attended Texas southern university to study business management .  I’m very familiar with costumer serves and the well being of others my family and I run our very own water& waste water treatment company that service’s over 1000s family’s and a couple school districts in the north Houston area . I become a realtor because I always knew two things that I wanted out of life and that was to make a difference and to be happy . with doing real estate  I am able to touch 100s of people and grow a connection with each individual I deal with a life time relationship . I attend Yale Street Baptism Church for over 16 years . 

(832) 272-3931

Theodora Tyler

Residential Real Estate Agent


Theodora attended Jack Yates Senior High School in the Third Ward and went on to study at Texas Southern University and Houston Community College where she studied Business Administration and Paralegal Studies respectively Mrs. Tyler, a Houston native, has a diverse background that has translated into a wealth of experience in her real estate practice. She retired from the federal government after 27 years of service with the Veterans Affairs Regional Office and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Mrs. Tyler has been a licensed real estate agent for 7 years and specializes in selling residential homes in the Inner Loop. Theodora will go to any length to satisfy her clients. She enjoys working with first- time buyers and her intent is to find exactly what they are looking for in a home; even if that means showing multiple properties. Theodora’s success can be attributed to her ability to listen to her clients carefully, put their needs first, and specialty in complete customer satisfaction.

Theodora is an active member of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church and serves in the new member ministry

(713) 443-6824

Tim Ford

Residential Real Estate Agent


Timothy Ford graduated from Willowridge High School in Missouri City. He then attended Hutson-Tillotson University in Austin, TX where he studied Business Management and Administration.

Ford has had an interest in real estate, specifically new home developments, since his youth. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he took his business knowledge and affinity for real estate and interned at Womack Development & Investment Realtors for six months before becoming a licensed real estate agent. Despite being a relatively new agent, Ford is experienced in all forms of real estate transactions. He enjoys working with first–time buyers because he feels that he can relate to being “new” to the real estate experience.

Ford coaches a youth basketball team in his spare time and is an avid sports fan.

(832) 260-5681

Velda Nichols

Residential Real Estate Agent

(281) 217-7420

Vinh Phan

Residential Real Estate Agent


Phan has a passion for real estate. He loves investing in fixer-upper properties, restoring them to habitable conditions for sell. Owning and managing a number of rental properties downtown does not keep him busy enough, he enjoys spending his time and efforts helping others achieving their real estate personal and business goal.

(832) 859-0754

Weldon Elbert

Residential Real Estate Agent


Weldon has a Doctorate from the University of Houston and previous degrees from Texas A&M University, Commerce.  A resident of Houston for over 35 years, Weldon focuses on customer service. He values each client and works to listen and understand their wants and needs, and to find them the perfect home for their lifestyle.

“I am thrilled to be affiliated with Womack Development,” says Weldon. “The personal office setting in the heart of inner-city Houston truly sets us apart from other agencies, and clients know that we will be here to serve them.”

While serving as an adviser for students enrolled in the real estate program at Houston Community College, Weldon says he “caught the fever” and decided to take a class. Once receiving his license, he purchased several investment properties, and following an early retirement decided to make real estate a second career.

When not working, he is involved with his neighborhood civic club and the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. He loves international travel, is a member of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of African American Culture, The TSU Museum and Trees for Houston.

(713) 826-2069

Bryant Cecilio

Residential Real Estate Agent


Bryant Cecilio started doing an internship at Womack Development at the age of 18, he quickly started learning from Mr.Womack the investment aspect of Real Estate, along with how to sell listings fast. Bryant then became a licensed agent at the office at the age of 19. Currently, he goes to Houston Community College and will receive his Associates in Business by Spring 2019 and will also transfer to The University of Houston and pursue his degree in Marketing. Armando C. Cecilio and Carolina Najera the parents of Bryant migrated to the United States for a better future for their children in 1982. They taught Bryant morals and that how you do anything is how you do everything in life.

“3 things that best describe me would be: First, I am extremely self-motivated because if I am representing a client in any location I will call and door knock every owner around his or her area consistently. Secondly, would be analytical, to protect my clients and provide the best service I know I can provide. Thirdly, would be honesty, I know and accept that my people skills are not the best they can be. Every day I speak to someone new, to sharpen my skills in speaking or presenting. Unlike, every other agent I won’t just say I am the most honest, hard-working, consistent, and analytical I will actually show it.”

In his spare time, Bryant enjoys playing Baseball, Soccer, Overwatch, and helping people get their first win in Fortnite Battle Royale. While mentoring his 5-year-old little brother Daniel Cecilio.

Chelsey Stamps

Residential Real Estate Agent

After graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, Minor in Business, Chelsey resides in Houston, TX. As she continued her education by earning her Executive MBA from Texas Woman’s University-Houston, Chelsey has always had an interested in Real Estate. In August 2015, Chelsey joined Houston Association of Realtors and now currently serves on the residential & commercial team for Womack Development & Investment Realtors.
Chelsey is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Chelsey knows that “To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients’ best interests first. When you do, your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations.” 

(713) 628-1006

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