Giving Vision a Voice

To achieve The Real Estate Council’s vision of a world-class and livable North Texas, 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 critical to helping us amplify our voices, support candidates, and impact policy.

If you have questions about TREC’s public policy initiatives or would like to get involved, please contact us.

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Public Policy Priorities

TREC focuses its public policy research and advocacy on the following priorities:

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Get Involved

If you are interested in serving on TREC’s Public Policy Committee or joining its Political Action Committee, please contact us or 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.

  • 2020 Chair: Kristian Teleki, Matthews Southwest
  • Meets every two months as full committee. Working groups scheduled as needed.

Political Action Committee
The PAC is crucial to helping us amplify our voices, support candidates and impact policy. PAC membership fees and contributions support candidates and fund advocacy efforts, policy campaigns and programs supporting public policy issues. Membership is open to all TREC members and requires a personal financial contribution.

  • 2020 Chair: Gerald Dunn, Benchmark Title
  • Meets for biennial lobby days, policy briefings, candidate interviews and other programs as scheduled.

 

TREC Think Tank
TREC Think Tank analyzes all parts of the Dallas and regional community, identifying city-planning initiatives for up to 50 years in the future. TREC Think Tank regularly reports back to the Public Policy Committee and TREC board with vision statements and action items. Please note: This program is application-based and not open to all members.

Public Policy Events

Public policy educational events are held periodically throughout the year and are open to all TREC members. Please register via our Events page and contact us with any questions.

Public Policy Briefings
Attend policy briefings with our region’s elected officials and provide feedback as an active member of the Public Policy Committee or PAC.

TREC Talks
Join us for receptions with local elected officials and decision makers. Guests discuss their priorities and answer questions from TREC members.

Listen Now: TREC Talks With DART CEO Gary Thomas

Listen Now: TREC Talks With Dr. Eric A. Johnson

Public Policy 101
In these hour-long workshops, you’ll gain fundamental knowledge in public policy and learn the skills needed to serve on a city board, commission, or task force.

Listen Now: Public Policy 101 on Running for Public Office

Public Policy Roundtable
Enjoy intimate luncheons with industry and policy experts, analyzing the intersection of policy and commercial real estate. Past topics include the political anatomy of a real estate deal and the latest legislative updates.

The Real Estate Councils of Texas
(RECsTX)

The Real Estate Councils of Texas (RECsTX) is a statewide coalition formed to serve as a unified voice for the commercial real estate industry in Texas to establish a statewide economic footprint, advocate for sound public policy, and educate policymakers on the potential impact of legislative and regulatory measures on the real estate development industry.

Every two years, members of TREC’s PAC and Public Policy Committee participate in RECsTX Lobby Day, a two-day event in Austin in which real estate council members from across the state meet with their state legislators to advocate for the issues that most affect their city’s real estate industry.

RECsTX is comprised of:

TRECcast: Recapping 2019 RECsTX Lobby Day