Connect with TREC
Being a part of a member-led organization like The Real Estate Council (TREC) provides you with the opportunity to make waves within the industry, improve the community, and propel your career. Members engage in TREC by attending events, participating in programs, serving on committees, and volunteering in the community.
Your expertise and time are a tremendous resource for TREC and the organizations we serve. We invite you to review the TREC engagement opportunities and sign up to participate today. Committee service and program participation is reserved exclusively for TREC members. You can submit your Committee Interest Form by logging into your TREC Community Hub account.
Not a member? Join today by creating a TREC Community Hub account and logging on to activate your membership.
Please contact Jennifer Schmiel, Senior Director of The Real Estate Council, with any questions.
Membership & Programs
This committee is responsible for member recruitment and retention, enhancing the membership experience, and educating members on the value of a TREC membership.
2024 Membership Chair: Lee Small, MBL Title
This committee plans educational opportunities including Speaker Series, Market Matters, TRECcast, The Deal: From Acquisition to Disposition, and more. Committee members are responsible for producing cutting-edge content and securing sponsorships and table sales.
2023 Programs Committee Chair: Kathy Permenter, Younger Partners
TREC Connect Breakfast Groups
Meet with a small group to discuss business, current trends and local issues while building relationships with fellow TREC members across a variety of businesses in the industry.
Leadership Development Advisory Committee
This committee oversees and enhances TREC’s leadership development continuum to ensure opportunities are accessible to all membership levels and age groups. Committee members collaborate with Leadership Alumni and Young Guns as needed to identify opportunities for leadership development content and communications, including briefings, discussion groups, publications, and podcasts.
Associate Leadership Council (ALC)
The Associate Leadership Council is TREC’s premier leadership development program. Class members participate in 10 monthly program days and lunches, receive personalized training with an executive coaching firm, build their industry networks, and implement a community investment project.
2024 ALC Class Chair: Jeff Matthews, Winstead PC
Learn from experienced commercial real estate professionals with our six-month (April – September), one-on-one Mentorship Program. Each mentor and mentee meet regularly to develop an action plan focused on achieving the mentee’s career goals. Mentee applicants must be 35 or younger to participate.
2023 Mentorship Program Chair: Katy Slade, Mintwood Real Estate
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
The Real Estate Council believes we must utilize diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices to enrich, transform, and Build the City We Imagine. We actively seek, without bias, to eliminate racism, prejudice, and discrimination of any form within the commercial real estate industry. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture as we focus on leadership development, public policy, and community investment.
2023 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee Chair: Kris Lowe, JLL
To achieve The Real Estate Council’s vision of a world-class and livable North Texas for all, TREC advocates for public policy issues that impact our industry and promote long-term economic growth and vitality throughout the region. Your support of our Public Policy Committee and Political Action Committee is crucial to helping us amplify our voices, support candidates, and impact policy.
If you are interested in getting involved with any of these committees, please submit a Committee Interest Form through your TREC Community Hub account.
Public Policy Committee
The Public Policy Committee leads efforts to research, understand and educate members on current regulations, best practices, and new strategies in public policy that may improve outcomes for the Dallas region. As specific policy issues arise, ad hoc working groups are formed. Existing working group focuses include mobility and affordable housing.
2024 Public Policy Committee Chair: Jim Reynolds, Milhaus Development
TREC Political Action Committee (PAC)
TREC Political Action Committee (PAC) is crucial to helping us amplify our voices, support candidates and impact policy. PAC membership is open to all TREC members and requires a financial contribution. Click here to join TREC PAC.
2024 TREC PAC Chair: Michael Blackwell, Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
TREC Special Events
FightNight is a spectacular evening of professional boxing, exceptional cuisine, casino gaming, and Las Vegas-style entertainment that benefits TREC Community Investors and its neighborhood revitalization partnerships.
If you are interested in joining a FightNight committee, please contact Kristin Urias.
2024 FightNight Chair: Steve Aldrich, Hillwood Properties
FightNight Underwriting Committee
This Committee leads efforts to secure top underwriting sponsorships for these events. Committee members seek financial support and help ensure sponsor recognition is aligned with each sponsor’s commitment and event budget. Additionally, the committee helps to expand TREC’s prospect list for event solicitation.
FightNight Table Sales Committee
This committee is responsible for sponsor table sales and assisting the FightNight Committee with sales plan and prospecting new companies.
FightNight Raffle Prize Committee
This committee secures donations of raffle prizes and assists FightNight Committee with creative tactics for presales and on-site sales.
Young Guns Casino Night
Our premier Young Guns networking event, Casino Night offers an unforgettable evening of gaming, music, and raffles benefiting each year’s Community Investment Project.
2024 Casino Night Chair: Bryce Jackson, Thirty-Four Commercial
2023 Casino Night Vice Chair: Austin Sheahan, Newmark
Young Guns Committees
Young Guns Membership Engagement Committee
This committee manages all aspects of Young Guns membership as it pertains to acquiring new members, retaining existing members, and hosting monthly New Member Coffee events.
2024 Young Guns Membership Engagement Chair: Suhi Kosuri, Hoque Global
2024 Membership Engagement Vice Chair: Erin Thomas, Mintwood Real Estate
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.
2024 Breakfast Groups Chair: Jordan Weeks, Bank of Texas
Click here to sign up for a Young Guns Breakfast Group
Young Guns Rising to the Top Committee
The committee plans and facilitates the annual Rising to the Top panel event, which features a diverse speaker lineup of leading developers, investors, brokers, and designers discussing their career paths.
2024 Rising to the Top Co-Chair: Azalie Corona, Cawley Partners
2024 Rising to the Top Co-Chair: Neil Eastwood, Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Young Guns Forum Committee
This committee plans and facilitates the annual Young Guns Forum event, where a panel of experts discusses a trending real esetate topic or emerging Dallas neighborhood. Responsibilities include selecting a topic, coordinating speakers, and securing sponsorships.
2024 Forum Co-Chair: Nico Elwood, ARCO/Murray Design Build
2024 Forum Co-Chair: Lucas Goldberg, Lovett Industrial
Young Guns Community Investors Project
This committee supervises and executes the annual Young Guns Community Investors Project, through which our Young Guns member support our community by completing a real estate-focused neighborhood revitalization project. In recent years, the Young Guns Project has benefited the Dallas Catalyst Project.
2024 Project Co-Manager: Tanner Lloyd, Birch Construction
2024 Project Co-Manager: Matthew McManigle, Balfour Beatty Construction