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 and 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.

  • 2020 chair: Allison Hubbard, GFF

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.

  • 2020 Chair: Cathy Janke, Capital One Bank

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.

  • 2020 Chair: Blair Oden, CBRE

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.

  • 2020 Chair: Campbell Roche, JLL Capital Markets

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TREC Foundation Board of Directors

TREC Foundation Board members identify, evaluate and select philanthropic projects that address a significant community need and align with TREC’s mission.

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

    *Nonvoting Member