Dean Straka

Transaction Manager

Dean joined Venture in 2024 as a transaction manager for Principal, John Zikos, focusing on investment sales, tenant representation and real estate disposition.

Prior to joining Venture, Dean enjoyed a successful career in sports media, most recently covering college football and golf for Other stops included and The Dallas Morning News. Dean’s seven-year journey in that field saw him cultivate relationships with high-profile figures in college athletics and cover premier events that included the Rose Bowl, College Football Playoff and NCAA Final Four. With a family background in commercial real estate that spans multiple generations, Dean is eager to apply his exceptional communication and relational skills to the industry.



Hobbies: Golf, travel

Vacation Spot: Maui

Sports Team: TCU, SF 49ers, SF Giants