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DETATE is Dallas’ first and only premium real estate builder focused exclusively on modern homes.

Specifically, we only develop single family, multifamily, condos and mixed-use projects with residential components.

We take great pride in possessing the immense quality of a custom builder, yet having the scalability of a traditional production builder.

This level of flexibility affords DETATE the opportunity to serve an untapped market in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.

We are passionate about connecting directly with consumers in what we call the “livable spaces” market.


dwin Tatum is the Founder & CEO of Detate Property Group, a premium real estate developer and builder focused on creating modern, residential and mixed-use homes.

In 2015 Tatum pivoted Detate’s model with the vision of offering authentic modern homes in the Dallas market. With a disruptive approach to building and selling modern “living spaces,” Tatum leads the company with a unique ability to obtain site control, financially re-position assets and manage construction to deliver value to his clients.Design and innovation constitute the foundation of Detate, whose purpose is the development of modern communities with a diverse culture. Tatum’s passion for the industry comes from the understanding that as a developer, his company can fundamentally change the way people live.

Edwin played professional basketball in Latin America from 2006-2009 before an injury prematurely ended his career as an athlete. Nonetheless, Edwin’s experience in professional sports continues to reinforce his firm commitment to the importance of teamwork, discipline and work ethic.

Entering the real estate industry in 2009, Edwin combined his passion for real estate development with his entrepreneurial spirit. His experience in development transactions includes opportunity generation, construction management, owner representation, project management, and investor relations.

Edwin Tatum attended Stephen F. Austin State University majoring in Public Administration. He is currently in the 2019 cohort of Southern Methodist University’s Executive MBA program. Edwin has been married to his wife Denisha Tatum for ten years and they have one six-year-old daughter named Trinity. They attend Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship where Dr. Tony Evans serves as Senior Pastor.

Edwin is also an active member of the following professional organizations: SMU Real Estate Club, Urban Land Institute (ULI), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), and National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP).

DETATE has retained the services of John F. Terry to serve as CFO through his firm, Churchill, Terry and Associates, Inc. A successful entrepreneur in his own right, Mr. Terry is the founder and President of ChurchillTerry, a management consulting and financial advisory firm formed in 1997 to support rapidly growing businesses.

He also is now in his 19th year as an Adjunct Professor at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, teaching entrepreneurship as well as finance for private enterprises. A life-long entrepreneur and investor, Mr. Terry has also co-founded or provided early stage funding for a half-dozen other successful ventures.

In his role as advisor and interim executive for clients, Mr. Terry has worked on dozens of transactions representing millions of dollars in investment. A number of clients have seen significant success and been recognized in the Inc. 500 and/or Dallas 100.

Prior to founding ChurchillTerry and teaching at SMU, Mr. Terry served in a variety of engineering and executive positions in the broadcast industry where he developed the first microprocessor controlled television transmitter, worked with engineering firms providing test equipment for the development of digital television, and sold the satellite distribution solutions to all of the major networks for their conversion to high definition television.

Mr. Terry has been quoted in Inc. magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and other magazines, as well as major papers nationwide including The Dallas Morning News and The Atlanta Journal. He often serves as a panelist or moderator on topics relating to finance, entrepreneurship and strategy, and has been a featured speaker for the Southwest Venture Forum as well as the Texas Society of CPAs. Today he sits on the Southwest Venture Forum board and is a founding board member of the SMU MBA Venture Fund, where he continues to serve.

We will spare no expense to attract, retain and develop the world’s best talent in all disciplines to solve the toughest challenges in the built environment.

We are committed to pioneering dynamic modern design in each of our product lines.

The safety of our employees, contractors, customers and communities is our first priority.

We passionately give our time and talent to promote the intrinsic value of humanity to employees, community partners, and consumers.

We are committed to giving back. Money and possessions are amazing tools, but terrible masters. DETATE gives a minimum of 10% of our profits to causes we care about.

Innovation is the hinge upon which the door of DETATE swings – in every portion of our business: design, sales, marketing and construction platforms.

DETATE’s diligence in being lean increases productivity, reduces waste, and increases cash generation by improving operational performance.

If innovation is the hinge to our door, then advocating for community is the foundation upon which our home rests (pun intended). Our aim isn’t merely to develop beautiful communities with state-of-the-art products, but to create a passionate community of followers around the world who believe in collective inspiration. We are building a community in which we inspire one another to live well, serve others, beat the odds, and conquer fears. We believe in a unique type of community where inspiration leads the way and charts the course; a world where inspirational transcendence will pierce any divide that separates our pursuit of collective inspiration.

We fundamentally believe that unity of purpose is paramount for us to achieve our goals. Every employee, consultant and strategic partner understands that unity is not synonymous with uniformity. This mindset sees our differences as competitive advantages instead of roadblocks. We are intentional about diversity and its intrinsic benefits. We are an international team that genuinely reflects what the world looks like. This enables us to organically provide products that resonate with worldwide perspectives. These viewpoints – together with transparency in business practices, superior customer service, and uncompromising excellence – allow us to better execute our predominant objective: to share the joy and beauty of modern design with the world.