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The Real Estate Council Young Guns are a group of commercial real estate professionals 35 and under who come together to build relationships, grow their careers, and make an impact in social, political, and community issues that affect the city of Dallas. What are you waiting for?

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Member Benefits

  • Invitations to all Young Guns programs: Casino Night, Forum, Rising to the Top, About Town
  • Invitations to The Real Estate Council’s Speaker Series and events
  • Access to our Mentorship Program
  • Ability to participate in Breakfast Groups
  • Access to our online membership directory

Opportunities For Involvement

Special Events Committee

Join the Young Guns for the annual kickoff, midyear kickoff and quarterly happy hours to learn more about TREC and network with fellow Young Guns. Want the inside track on upcoming developments in the Dallas area? Join a quarterly About Town program, which provide an overview of an active development, often include a construction site tour and conclude with a networking opportunity at a nearby venue.

Casino Night

Celebrate with a night of casino-style gaming at the Young Guns premiere event, Casino Night. The annual event brings together more than 500 young professionals for a full night of entertainment to raise funds for the Young Guns Foundation project.

Forum

Keep in the know about trending topics in Dallas while networking with industry leaders. Forum is an annual event where key players participate on a panel to exchange ideas and views on the selected topic or issue. Past Forums include a discussion on the past, present and future of Deep Ellum, redeveloping Lower Greenville and the revitalization of the Farmer’s Market.

Rising to the Top

Find out what it takes to rise to the top from real estate professionals who’ve done it. This annual event brings together leading commercial real estate executives to discuss current topics, share career history and offer advice you can’t find elsewhere.

Foundation Project

Help better our community with a real estate related project while networking with your fellow Young Guns. This year the Young Guns will support renovations to the Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Center, a Dallas Independent School District facility located within the Forest District that will become an exploratory arts academy whose students will go on to attend Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Volunteer & Community Engagement Committee

Spread the word about opportunities for Young Guns to give back to the community and participate in work days, where a group of Young Guns can make a difference throughout the greater community

Education Committee

Responsible for informing Young Guns of the important issues throughout DISD and providing an avenue for members to engage in education related issues and quarterly volunteer days within the school district.

TREC Political Action Committee

Inform and educate members about local and statewide issues that impact the commercial real estate industry, long-term job growth and quality of life in the greater Dallas area. During election time, the committee also identifies and endorses candidates for public office.

Mentorship Program

Learn from an experienced commercial real estate professional. With this one-one-one mentorship program, each mentor and mentee meet regularly to identify attainable goals for the year and develop a plan to achieve those goals. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 35 to participate.

Membership and Engagement Committee

Help recruit new members and retain current membership. The committee hosts monthly New Member Coffees to build relationships with new members, promotes the benefits of Young Guns membership to young, commercial real estate professionals and keeps members informed of ways to get involved in TREC.

Breakfast Groups

Get to know your fellow Young Guns over breakfast. 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 commercial real estate industry. Young Guns membership is required to participate. Sign up today!

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2019 Young Guns Committee

  • CHAIR
    Teddy Leatherman,
    JLL
  • EDUCATION CHAIR
    Lucas Leifeld, Invitation Homes
  • FORUM CHAIR
    Jake McCall, Henry S. Miller Company
  • MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT CHAIR
    Randy Streig, 42 Real Estate, LLC
  • COMMUNITY FUND LIAISON
    Zach Jacques, Independent Bank
  • VICE CHAIR/FOUNDATION LIAISON
    Erin Mullen, Bank of Texas
  • PAC LIAISON
    Huntley Lewis, Kimley-Horn
  • VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CO-CHAIR
    Kendra Williams, Merrill Lynch
  • BREAKFAST GROUP CHAIR
    Sara Vilutis, Phoenix Capital Partners, Ltd.
  • FOUNDATION PROJECT CO-CHAIR
    Fernando Ceballos, Pape-Dawson Engineers
  • PUBLIC POLICY LIAISON
    Lee Small,
    MBL Title
  • VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CO-CHAIR
    Julia Parrott, Guaranty Bank & Trust
  • SPECIAL EVENTS CO-CHAIR
    Kari Beets, JLL
  • FOUNDATION PROJECT CO-CHAIR
    Travis Gunter
    , The Beck Group
  • CASINO NIGHT CHAIR
    Eliza Bachhuber, CBRE
  • MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
    Johnny Begzos, Republic Title of Texas, Inc.
  • SPECIAL EVENTS CO-CHAIR
    Nicole S. Markim, Corgan