Feb. 16, 2016 by TREC Staff

Looking Ahead

TREC kicked off the year at the Annual Meeting with a new look. TREC Board Chair Diane Butler, CEO of BBG, said, “Last year TREC honored its past while celebrating its 25th anniversary, so this year we want to focus on looking ahead at the issues and initiatives that will define our next quarter century. We want to have an even greater impact in North Texas, and we are confident that our new branding and initiatives will increase our ability to influence policy, propel careers and spark community transformation.”

Here’s what’s new for 2016:

New Logo

Our new logo that pairs the TREC acronym with a portion of a downtown Dallas street map. The image is a strong representation of our reach and community impact.

New Website

In addition to the new look, our website increases the amount of information and content available to you with blog posts about industry insights, member perspectives, TREC news and professional development tips.

New Membership Levels

We’ve also added new membership levels to increase participation and engagement.

New Programs

We are introducing three new educational programs: Industry Insights, TREC webinars and special programming for our CEOs, CEO Circle.

In keeping with our theme of looking ahead, the Annual Meeting also featured a panel discussion about how the growing millennial workforce will shape the industry’s future. Panelists included Jim Knight of BURY, Chris Hipps of CBRE, Colin Fitzgibbons of KDC and Alex John of HKS. Christine Perez from D CEO moderated the discussion.

“As more Millennials enter the workforce, their influence is greatly increasing,” said Linda McMahon, president and CEO of TREC. “These are the future leaders of TREC, and we value their insight into the future of the industry. We want to better understand how TREC can open doors and support this emerging group of professionals as they carry on our efforts to transform North Texas.”

To find out more about the panel discussion, read A Seismic Shift: How Millennials Are Changing DFW Real Estate.