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.
2024 Full Application Deadline
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Beck Group
Bandera Ventures, Ltd.
Ryan Companies, Inc.
Briana M. Blackman
The Allan Bailey Group
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C.
Bank of America
Hill & Wilkinson
CAF Capital Partners
Balfour Beatty Construction
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Republic Title, Inc.
Cushman & Wakefield
ALC Class of 2024 Steering Committee
Bank of America
Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
Stream Realty Partners
Capital Title of Texas
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.
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.
ALC Class of 2022