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By joining and participating in The Real Estate Council, you have unlimited potential to lead the industry, improve the community, and propel your career. Most new members get started by attending events, but there are hundreds of ways to get involved, and we need you!

Your expertise is a tremendous resource for TREC and the organizations we serve. We invite you to lend a hand on our 2021 committees covering networking, good works, and public policy. We also need commercial real estate professionals to volunteer their expertise for our community projects. Or you may be ready to apply for one of our leadership development programs or serve on a board.  Now is the perfect time to let us know how you would like to participate.

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TREC Committees & Leadership Development Programs

Membership Committee
This committee is responsible for member recruitment and retention, enhancing the membership experience and educating members of the value of membership.

  • 2021 Chair: Chad Schieber, The Beck Group
  • Meets monthly

Programs Committee
This committee plans educational opportunities including Speaker Series, Market Matters, podcasts, and more. Committee is responsible for producing cutting-edge content and securing sponsorships and table sales.

  • Meets monthly

Associate Leadership Council
Commercial real estate professionals between 27 and 37 years old attend leadership development programs, receive personalized training with an executive coaching firm and implement a community service project. Participants learn more about the City of Dallas, refine their leadership skills, invest in the community, and build their networks.

  • Applications due in July
  • This 10-month program runs from September-June

Executive Leadership Program
This program is designed for seasoned commercial real estate executives seeking to sharpen their skills and reach a new level of personal and professional development. Through a combination of candid roundtable discussions, guest speakers, group assignments, and personalized executive coaching, participants focus on the major issues that executives face every day.

Leadership Alumni
Alumni members of our Associate Leadership Council and Executive Leadership Council programs stay connected with their fellow graduates and receive ongoing leadership development, community service and networking opportunities. Leadership Alumni members have access to quarterly neighborhood lunches, community service opportunities and additional networking events.

Mentorship Program
Learn from experienced commercial real estate professionals with our six-month (February-June), 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.

Diversity, Equity, and 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.

TREC Community Investors

Help communities strategize and finance their vision.

Build Community

TREC Community Investors Committees & Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in joining a TREC Community Investment committee, please contact Community Investment Manager Kawanise Mims, or click here to get involved.

Loan Committee
This committee members oversee loan approval and portfolio management of TREC Community Fund.

Dallas Collaborative for Equitable Development Volunteers
Provide strategic and technical expertise to create a collaborative strategy for equitable development in three economically-distressed neighborhoods by addressing inadequate, unaffordable housing and offering access to services.

Professional Services Committee
This committee deploys TREC members to help manage projects undertaken by the organization’s grant recipients, including the Dallas Catalyst Project and professional services projects, to ensure a return on investment with measurable results. Project managers provide updates and assist with outcomes reports.

Grants Committee
The Grants Committee evaluates and reviews grant applications related to the Dallas Catalyst Project and provides recommendations to TREC Foundation’s Board of Directors to assist in funding projects in the Forest District neighborhood.

PAC & Public Policy

Transform ideas into action.

Advocate for issues

PAC & Public Policy Committees

If you are interested in joining TREC PAC or our Public Policy Committee, click here to get involved.

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.

  • Meets every two months as full committee. Working groups scheduled as needed.

TREC Political Action Committee
The 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.

  • 2022 Chair: Mattye Jones, Coats Rose, P.C.

TREC Think Tank
TREC Think Tank takes a blank slate approach and discusses all parts of the Dallas community, identifying initiatives that need to be undertaken to Build the City You’ve Imagined for 10, 25 and 50 years from now. Participants, A.K.A. “wonks,” immerse themselves in broad categories to a point where they become experts and draft long-term, visionary action plans.

Young Guns

Are you a young real estate professional with big dreams?

Build your career

Young Guns Committees

If you are interested in joining a Young Guns Committee, please contact Erin Pittman or click here to get involved.

Young Guns Membership Committee
This committee manages all aspects of Young Guns membership as it pertains to acquiring new members and retaining existing members such as hosting monthly New Member Coffees.

  • 2021 Membership Chair: Stephen McDaniel, Muckleroy & Falls
  • Meets monthly

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. Sign up today!

  • First round of assignments made in early March
  • Young Guns members can also volunteer as Breakfast Group leaders. Orientation required. Check-in meetings as needed.

Young Guns Fundraising Event Committee
This committee carries out all details of the Young Guns Fundraiser event planning, including securing sponsorships and raffle prizes and encouraging ticket sales.

  • 2021 Co-Chairs: Nate Eskinder & Greyson Fewin, JLL Capital Markets
  • Active March – June

Young Guns Project Committee
This committee supervises and executes the annual Young Guns Project. The 2020 project was a renovation of the St. Philip’s School and Community Center We Creation Innovation Lab within the Forest District as part of the Dallas Catalyst Project.

  • 2020 Foundation Project Co-Chairs: Tara Harandi, GFF; and Patrick Henning, Brasfield & Gorrie
  • 2021 Community Investors Project Chair: Alex Scheiwe, Balfour Beatty Construction

Rising to the Top Committee
The committee plans and facilitates the annual event that provides Young Guns the opportunity to hear advice from leading executives.

  • Active August-November. Chair sets meeting times.

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

  • As projects arise, you will receive an email with details.
  • 2021 Chair: Hally Osdick, Granite Properties

Young Guns Forum Committee
The Forum Committee plans and facilitates the annual event where experts discuss a trending topic in Dallas. Responsibilities include selecting a topic, coordinating speakers and securing sponsorships.

  • 2021 Forum Chair: Alena Savera, The NRP Group
  • Active March-June. Chair sets meeting times.

Special Events

Plan the industry's hottest events and raise funds to positively impact our community.


Special Events Committees

If you are interested in joining a Special Events Committee, click here to get involved.

FightNight Tables Sales Committee 
This committee is responsible for sponsor table sales and assisting FightNight Committee with sales plan and prospecting new companies.

  • Active April-September. Attend kickoff meeting and weekly or biweekly conference calls.

FightNight Raffle Prize Committee
This committee secures donations of raffle prizes and assists FightNight Committee with creative tactics for pre-sales and on-site sales.

  • Active April-September. Attend kickoff meeting and provide updates in conference calls as needed.


FightNight Volunteers
Volunteers serve the night of the event. Positions include greeters, ticket takers, media support, raffle team, betting team, betting booth volunteers, casino booth volunteers, cigar booth volunteers and cash room volunteers.

Underwriting Committee
This committee leads efforts to secure top underwriting sponsorships for these events. They seek financial support and help ensure sponsor recognition is aligned with each sponsor’s commitment and event budget. Additionally, committee helps to expand company prospect list for event solicitation.