Step In and Help

Your expertise is a tremendous resource for TREC and the organizations we serve. We invite you to lend a hand on our 2017 committees. Now is the perfect time to let us know how you would like to participate. We need members on numerous committees covering networking, good works and influencing policy. We also need commercial real estate professionals to volunteer their expertise for our community projects.

The Real Estate Council

ALC Alumni Association
ALC alumni stay connected with their fellow ALC graduates and receive ongoing leadership development, community service and networking opportunities.

  • ALCAA members attend quarterly neighborhood lunches and can participate in community service opportunities.

Associate Leadership Council Class of 2018
Professionals between 27 and 37 years old attend leadership development programs, receive personalized training with an executive coaching firm and implement a community service project.

  • Applications due in July. Program runs from September 2017 – June 2018.

Communications Committee
Committee helps keep members informed by supporting content marketing efforts, social media presence and photography and videography needs.

  • Attends February kickoff and receives monthly emails with editorial calendar and opportunities.

Executive Leadership Council
Experienced commercial real estate professionals reach a new level of personal and professional leadership in just five months.

  • Applications due in 

Membership Committee
Committee is responsible for member recruitment and retention, enhancing the membership experience and educating members of the value of membership.

  • 2017 Chair: Tom Bakewell, StreetLights Residential
  • Meets monthly on x at x

Mentorship Program
Young professionals are paired with an experienced commercial real estate professional. Mentees and mentors meet regularly to achieve the mentee’s career goals.

  • Program runs from January – May.
  • Mentors are still needed! Application for mentees has closed.

Programs Committee
Committee plans educational opportunities including Speaker Series, Power Hours, Industry Insights, webinars and more. Committee is responsible for securing sponsorships and table sales.

  • 2017 Chair: David Evemy, Sarofim Realty Advisors
  • Meets monthly on the third Tuesday at noon

TREC Ambassadors

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Fund Development Committee
Committee oversees fundraising, creates promotional tools and initiates connections and partnerships outside of membership base.

  • 2017 Chair:
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Research & Development Committee
Committee conducts field research of potential grantees and projects to determine if the investment is a viable and impactful.

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Grants Committee
Committee reviews applications, evaluates grant performances and makes funding recommendations to TREC Foundation Board of Directors. The committee also reviews the Research and Development Committee’s findings to determine grantees.

  • 2017 Chair: Sarah Hipp, Compatriot Capital
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Individual Giving Committee

  • 2017 Chair:
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Metrics Committee
Committee reviews grant applications for measurability in TREC Foundation’s four key initiatives, develops plan to track quantifiable results and monitors the results throughout the year.

  • 2017 Chair: David Owen, Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
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Professional Services Committee
This committee deploys volunteers for the grantees and professional services projects and provides project management to ensure a return on investment with measurable results.

  • 2017 Chair: Joe Chu, Thackeray Partners
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Community Fund

Loan Committee
Committee members oversee loan approval and portfolio management of TREC Community Fund.
2017 Chair: Ryan Panariso, RBFCU


Development Services
Opportunities for involvement are emailed once on the listserv

Political Action Committee & Public Policy

Political Action Committee
PAC membership is open to all TREC members. The PAC is crucial to helping us amplify our voices, support candidates and impact policy.

  • 2017 Chair: Jim Knight, Stantec
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Public Policy Committee
Committee leads efforts to research, share, and understand current regulations, best practices, and new strategies in public policy that may improve outcomes for the city of Dallas and North Texas. As specific policy issues arise, ad hoc subcommittees are formed.

  • 2017 Chair: Shawn Todd, Todd Interests
  • Meets monthly on x and x

Young Guns

Breakfast Groups
Meet with a small group to discuss business, current trends and local issues while building relationships with Young Guns across a variety of businesses in the industry.

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Breakfast Group Leader

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Casino Night Committee
Committee carries out all details of putting on Casino Night including securing sponsorships and raffle prizes and encouraging ticket sales.

  • 2017 Chair: Teddy Leatherman, HFF
  • Active January – March.

Forum Committee
The committee plans and facilitates the annual event where experts discuss a trending topic in Dallas including selecting a topic, coordinating speakers and securing sponsorships.

  • 2017 Chair: Kellie O’Lear, Jackson-Shaw
  • Active March – June. Chair sets meeting times.

Foundation Project Committee
Committee supervises and executes the annual Young Guns Foundation Project. The 2017 project supports the expansion and renovation of the Aberg Center for Literacy.

  • 2017 Foundation Project Manager: Kellie Jasso, Balfour Beatty Construction

Individual Giving Committee

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Membership Committee
Committee manages all aspects of Young Guns membership as it pertains to acquiring new members and retaining existing members.

  • 2017 Chair: Hillary Taylor, Crow Holdings Capital Partners, LLC

Political Action Committee (PAC)

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Rising to the Top Committee
The committee plans and facilitates the annual event that provides Young Guns the opportunity to hear advice from leading executives.

  • 2017 Chair: Danielle Veeder, bauhaus
  • Active August – November. Chair sets meeting times.

TREClympics Committee
Committee plans all aspects of TREClympics, an annual event that gathers contestants together to test their skills in volleyball, bocce ball, cornhole, tug-of-war, hula hooping and more.

  • 2017 Chair: Bobby Weinberg, NorthMarq Capital
  • Active August – October. Chair sets meeting times.

Community Engagement Volunteer

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Special Events

FightNight Raffle Prize Committee
Committee secures donations of raffle prizes and assists FightNight committee with creative tactics for pre-sales and on-site sales.

  • 2017 Co-chairs: Caroline Compton, Corgan and Grant Grubich, Winstead PC
  • Active January – April. Attends kickoff meeting and provides updates in conference calls as needed

FightNight Tables Sales Committee
Committee is responsible for sponsor table sales and assists FightNight committee with a sales plan and prospecting new companies.

  • 2017 Co-chairs: Tom and Lucy Burns and George and Lindsay Billingsley
  • Active January – April. Attends kickoff meeting and weekly or biweekly conference calls.

FightNight Volunteer
Volunteers serve the night of the event. Positions include greeter, ticket taker, media, raffle team, betting team, betting booth, casino booth, cigar booth and cash room.

  • 2017 Chair: Kelly Hodge, Jackson Walker
  • Attends volunteer training on April 25 and helps event night, April 27, from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Giving Gala Table Sales Committee
Committee is responsible for sponsor table sales and assists the Giving Gala committee with a sales plan and prospecting new companies.

  • 2017 Chair: Not yet determined
  • Active July – October. Attends kickoff meeting and weekly or biweekly conference calls.

Giving Gala Volunteer
Volunteers serve the night of the event. Positions include greeter, ticket taker, media and wine pull booth.

  • 2017 Chair: Not yet determined
  • Attends volunteer training prior to the event and helps event night from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Learn More

Leadership Committees: Contact Holland Morris

Foundation Committees: Contact Kennedy Bower

Community Fund Committees: Contact Maggie J. Parker

Programs Committees: Contact Bryan Tony

Membership Committees: Contact Amy Stovall

Events Committees: Contact Marcia Ebaugh-Pallán

Young Guns Committees: Contact Amy Stovall

Public Policy Committees & PAC: Contact Bryan Tony

Communications Committee: Contact Bill San Antonio

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