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.

Program Information

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

Class of 2024: Important Dates and Deadlines

  • January 10: Full application deadline
  • January 18: ALC Open House II (Open only to full applicants)
  • First Week of February: Class selected and notified
  • February 6: ALC Chairman’s Reception
  • February 23-24: Annual class retreat
  • March 6: Class of 2024 Intro Call
  • March 22: Dallas: Past, Present, and Future
  • April 9: Leadership Lunch I*
  • April 26: Leadership Development
  • May 17: Education
  • June 21: Arts and Culture
  • August 23: Governance
  • September 13: Health of the City
  • October 11: Economic Engine
  • October 22: Leadership Lunch II*
  • November 8: Infrastructure
  • December 6: Community Investment
  • December 13: Class Graduation

*Date subject to change

Program Details

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.

Previous speakers include: Mike Ablon (PegasusAblon), Jeff Swope (Champion Partners), and former Dallas Mayor Thomas C. Leppert

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.

Previous speakers include: Lucy Billingsley (Billingsley Company), Bill Cawley (Cawley Partners), Michael Dardick (former founding partner and CEO of Granite Properties), Sarah Hinkley Kennington (Thirty-Four Commercial),


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

Previous speakers include: Todd Williams (The Commit Partnership), Tony Dona (Thackeray Partners), and Dallas College Chancellor Dr. Justin Lonon

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.

Previous speakers include: Lily Cabatu Weiss (Dallas Arts District), Erin Cluley (Erin Cluley Gallery), Jed Morse (Nasher Sculpture Garden), and Julian Rodarte (Trinity Groves)


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.

Previous speakers include: Scott Rohrman (42 Real Estate), J.H. Cullum Clark (George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative), Mattye Jones (Coats Rose, P.C.), and former Dallas Mayor Ambassador Ron Kirk

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.

Previous speakers include: Dr. Marc A. Nivet ( Executive Vice President, UT Southwestern Medical Center) and Christina Mintner (Senior Vice President of Population Health, Parkland Health and Hospital System)

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.

Previous speakers include: Robin Bentley (Assistant City Manager, City of Dallas), Jennifer Staubach Gates (former Dallas City Council member), Robert Kaplan (former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)


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

Previous speakers include: Steven Duong (AECOM), Jim Knight (KFM Engineering & Design), and Michael Morris (North Central Texas Council of Governments)

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.

Previous speakers include: Mike Geisler (Venture Commercial Real Estate), Eddie Garcia (Chief of Police, Dallas Police Department), Daron Babcock (Bonton Farms), and Kristian Teleki (Matthews Southwest)

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 partners 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.


2024 ALC Project Co-Managers: Ryan Daniel and Jessica Stroud

ALC Class of 2024

Travis Andres
Andres Construction Services LLC

Adam Batley
DPR Construction

Julia Beckman
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C.

Elibra Begzadeh
Bank of America

Ben Brandenburg
Broadway Bank

Fernando Ceballos
Pape-Dawson Engineers

Angela Chen
Compatriot Capital

Richard Chesney
Sentinel Peak Capital Partners

Matthew Comeaux
Capital Title of Texas

Guy Griffith
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

Andi Hertling
Republic Title

Taylor Leander
Brazos Residential

Jack Marshallsea
MetLife Investment Management

Jarrod McCabe

Ryan McDaniel
Grand Bank

Danny Mignano
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Arthur Mironchuk
The Beck Group

Judd Mullinix

Frank Piasta

Xochitl Reyes
Altschuler and Company

Anthony Robinette
42 Real Estate, LLC

Nadia Rupani
Invesco Real Estate

Jessica Stroud
Stream Realty Partners

Jay Taylor
Juxta Development LLC


Miles Terry

Matt Troutt
EastGroup Properties

Dana Weldon

Austin Whitmore
McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.

Jeremy Wilkins
Winstead PC

Jackson Williams

ALC Class of 2024 Steering Committee

Jeff Matthews
Winstead PC

Cullen Aderhold

Darcy Barnes
Bank of America

Evan Beattie

Heath Cheek
Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP

Chad Cook
Quadrant Investments

Chad Crozier
Independent Financial

Will Hendrickson
Granite Properties

Sarah Ozanne
Stream Realty Partners

Jeff Patman
Capital Title of Texas

Ana Stroud

Tobin Swope
Winstead PC


From Our Alumni

ALC gave me so much in my life, and I want to give that to other people. It’s also a great way to meet future leaders. I’ve met so many all-stars in this business through ALC. It’s funny when people ask ‘How do you know this person or that person,’ and most of the time, it’s through ALC.

Sarah Hinkley Kennington
CEO, Thirty-Four Commercial
ALC Class of 2011, 2021 Chair

ALC was a phenomenal experience for me. I believe it is the gold standard in the real estate industry for young professionals seeking leadership training, especially if you aspire to get more engaged in our city and make an impact on the industry and philanthropically.

Trey Morsbach
2023 TREC Chair
ALC Class of 2001

We always think about our careers, but I think doing this program helps you understand what you want to do for the city, what you want to do with TREC and how to get involved with TREC.

Rena Padachy
HALL Group
ALC Class of 2022