Inspiring Hope

The Real Estate Council Foundation is the philanthropic arm of The Real Estate Council. We work to strengthen the Dallas community through neighborhood revitalization efforts in education, housing, job creation, and the environment. Since its inception in 1994, The Real Estate Council Foundation has contributed more than $13 million in grant funds to more than 150 nonprofit community organizations supported by pro-bono professional services work from our members and their companies.

Please contact TREC Foundation Coordinator Kennedy Bower with any questions.

 

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TREC Foundation Committees

If you are interested in serving on a TREC Foundation committee, please contact TREC Foundation Coordinator Kennedy Bower or click here to get involved.

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.

  • 2019 chair: Lauren Goodman, Invesco Real Estate

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.

  • 2019 Chair: Joseph Chu, Thackeray Partners

Metrics Committee
The Metrics Committee collects data and reports on TREC’s community investment initiatives, including the Dallas Catalyst Project and the Dallas Collaborative for Equitable Development.

  • 2019 Chair: Kris Lowe, JLL

Fund Development Committee
This committee is responsible for developing a long-term, sustainable fundraising strategy in support of TREC Foundation and TREC Community Fund initiatives. Committee members identify diversified revenue streams, prospect for donors and partnerships outside of The Real Estate Council’s membership base, and offer guidance on promotional resources.

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TREC Foundation Board of Directors

  • CHAIRMAN
    Mike Ablon
    , PegasusAblon Properties
  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CHAIR 
  • FUNDRAISING CHAIR
    Campbell Roche, JLL
  • DALLAS CATALYST PROJECT CHAIR
    Mike Geisler, Venture Commercial Real Estate, LLC*
  • ALC CLASS REPRESENTATIVE
    Jaime Kelley, Invesco Real Estate*
  • Robert Acuna-Pilgrim, TBG Partners
  • Mark Bulmash, The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Michelle Greenstreet, MICLYN Consulting, LLC
  • Keenan Kolendo, Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Brian Neitzel, Cawley Partners
  • Edward Spooner, Turner Construction Company
  • Craig Wilson, Cushman & Wakefield
  • SECRETARY
    Tommy Mann
    , Winstead PC
  • GRANTS CHAIR
    Cathy Janke,
    Capital One Bank
  • FIGHTNIGHT CHAIR
    Holt Lunsford (and family),
    Holt Lunsford Commercial*
  • ALC CHAIR 2020
    Matt BallardCBRE*
  • LEADERSHIP ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVE
    Jared Rooker, Prescient, Inc.*
  • Michael Blackwell, Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
  • Kimberly Byrum, Meyers Research, LLC
  • Marshall Hess, MHCI, LLC.
  • Stephanie Laughlin, Jacob & Hefner Associates
  • Sergio Reyes, US Bank
  • Liz Trocchio Smith, The Trocchio Advantage LLC
  • TREASURER
    Brian Heflin, PlainsCapital Bank
  • METRICS CHAIR
    Blair Oden,
    CBRE
  • GIVING GALA CHAIR
    Melissa Eastman
    , Stewart Title*
  • ALC CHAIR 2021
    Sarah Hinkley KenningtonThirty-Four Commercial, Inc.
  • YOUNG GUNS REPRESENTATIVE
    Johnny Begzos
    , Republic Title of Texas, Inc.*
  • Shane Bowen, CIBC
  • Steven Dillon, Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Allison Hubbard, GFF
  • Lindsay Shae MeGee, Amegy Bank
  • Matthew Shem, Hill & Wilkinson
  • Jason Weeks, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC