Associate Leadership Council (ALC) 

Benefits That Last a Lifetime

The Associate Leadership Council (ALC) is a 10-month leadership development program designed to inspire and educate future commercial real estate leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Through ALC, young commercial real estate professionals participate in monthly leadership development programs and lunches, receive personalized executive training, and implement a community investment project.

The education, networking, and experience gained in this relatively short timeframe often have a profound impact on participants’ careers for years to come.

Applications for the ALC Class of 2024 will open in November 2023. 

Program Details

Selection Criteria


Candidate must be commercial real estate professional between ages 30-40


Candidate must be a current TREC member to apply


ALC classes consist of a diverse, inclusive, and balanced selection of participants across industry specialization, corporate representation, gender, and ethnicity


Program fee is $6,000 per class member

Important Dates and Deadlines

Please note: Dates are tentative and subject to change.

February 16, 2023: Class Orientation & Chairman’s Reception
March 4, 2023: Mandatory Class Retreat
March 24, 2023: Dallas: Past, Present and Future
April 28, 2023: Leadership Development
May 19, 2023: Education
June 23, 2023: Arts & Culture
August 18, 2023: Governance
September 22, 2023: Health of the City
October 13, 2023: Economic Engine
November 3, 2023: Infrastructure
December 1, 2023: Community Investment
December 8, 2023: Class Graduation

Program Topics

Dallas: Past, Present, and Future

This program day explores the history Dallas was built upon, the strengths and challenges facing our economy and community, and the role each individual plays as a leader in our city.

Leadership Development

This program focuses on what it takes to gain confidence as a young leader, leading through periods of adversity and organizational change, and charting one’s rise as an entrepreneur.


This program explores the services that Dallas-area school systems provide students throughout their academic careers and the challenges administration faces. 

Arts and Culture

This program examines Dallas’ economy through an artistic lens as we explore the impact that creative spaces, industries, innovation, and culture have on the identity of our city.


This program focuses on the inner workings of the City of Dallas and how local governments throughout North Texas affect the commercial real estate industry.

Health of the City

This program delves into our city’s healthcare systems, innovation within the healthcare industry, and the access Dallas residents have to healthy lifestyle choices through private and publicly-funded services.

Economic Engine

This program examines our region’s economic health drivers and provides a deep dive on economic development, including negitiating for new development, public incentives, and equitable, inclusive development.


This program analyzes our city’s physical sustainability and the challenges Dallas faces as its population and demand for resources continues to grow.

Community Investment

Each of our previous programs culminate as we explore how the interconnectedness of our city’s history, governance, infrastructure, education, economy, and healthcare work together to create a profound effect on the communities that have experienced disinvestment throughout Dallas.

Executive Training

Throughout the program, ALC class members receive personalized training with the executive coaching firm Rose + Porterfield Group, which tailors the experience to fit the strengths and goals of each participant.

Community Investment Project

Each ALC class partnerse with TREC Community Investors to complete an impactful neighborhood revitalization project within the Dallas community. In recent years, class projects have supported the Dallas Catalyst Project.


2023 ALC Project Co-Managers: Matt Ashbaugh, Amber Ferrell

ALC Class of 2023

Mandi Adams
The Beck Group

Matthew Ashbaugh
Bandera Ventures, Ltd.

Hank Biddle
Ryan Companies, Inc.

Briana M. Blackman
The Allan Bailey Group

Claire Carroll
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C.

Brandon Dinwiddie
Bank of America

Tyler Dodd
Hill & Wilkinson

Matt Falkin
CAF Capital Partners

Andre Ferrari
Tellus Group

Amber Ferrell
Balfour Beatty Construction

Brad Gibson
HALL Group

Deon Green
NorthMarq Capital

Michaela Gunter

Lauren Halstedt

Patrick Henning
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Luke Joeckel
PegasusAblon Properties

Huntley Lewis
KBC Advisors

Abby Littleton
Crow Holdings

Kevin O’Boyle

James Olden

Harrison Papalia
Winstead PC

Jeff Porter
Republic Title, Inc.

Alix Rios

Weston Rockers
Polsinelli PC

Dylan Smith
Colliers International

Madeleine Supplee
Cushman & Wakefield

Nick Tuszynski
Granite Properties

Abby Valliere

Michael Ytem
Younger Partners

Emily Zoellner
Manhard Consulting

ALC Class of 2023 Steering Committee

Kate Cavanaugh

Jeff Matthews
Winstead PC

Cullen Aderhold, Jr.

Evan Beattie

Heath Cheek
Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP

Chad Cook
Quadrant Investments

Will Hendrickson
Granite Properties

Alex John
LPA Inc.

Prama Kumar
Hill & Wilkinson

Tiffini Miller

Katie Morrow
Hillcrest Bank

Sarah Ozanne
Stream Realty Partners