Pre-applications for the Associate Leadership Council (ALC) Class of 2024 are now available!
For more than 25 years, TREC’s premier leadership development program has prepared emerging commercial real estate executives to leave their mark on our industry, city, and philanthropic community.
By participating in ALC, class members:
- Become part of a community that lasts their entire careers
- Receive personalized executive coaching and self-assessment
- Access TREC’s board leadership and professional network
- Learn about a variety of focus areas affecting the City of Dallas
- Invest in the broader community through an impactful real estate project
Ready to apply to the Class of 2024? Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions below.
What do I have to do to apply?
Candidates must submit an ALC pre-application and full-application to be eligible for consideration. The pre-application consists of a single digital form that declares the candidate’s interest in moving forward with the process as well as future communications and invitations to events. The full application requires the candidate to submit the following materials: a completed digital program application, a commitment form signed by the candidate and candidate’s employer and two letters of recommendation from the candidate’s employer (1) and from outside the candidate’s company (2).
What is the age requirement for ALC class members?
Candidates must be between the ages of 30 and 40 and must turn 30 before March 1, 2024.
What are the basic requirements to apply and be selected?
- Be active TREC members, as either individuals or through a corporate membership, between the ages of 30 and 40
- Attend the mandatory class retreat at the start of the program
- Not miss more than 12 hours of program days
- Participate in the class community investment project
- Sell Fight Night Raffle tickets
What is the cost of the program?
The program cost is $6,000. If your company has a corporate Founder or Stakeholder membership, the program cost is $5,500.
How is the class selected? Who is on the Steering Committee?
The ALC Steering Committee — which is comprised of the class chair, vice chair, and 10 program alumni — reviews all applications and meets with candidates prior to selecting the class. It is customary for candidates to schedule in-person or phone meetings with Steering Committee members. TREC staff does not participate in the vote to determine the 30-member class.
What is the time commitment for class members?
Each ALC program year spans a nine-month timeframe. The program begins with a mandatory weekend retreat (with a required overnight stay), followed by nine monthly program days focused on key leadership and civic topics. Class members also sell FightNight raffle tickets and participate in a community investment project.
What if I can't make both Open House events during the application process? Can I still apply?
The Open House events are great opportunities to get to know the ALC steering committee members and learn more about the program. If you are unable to make one of the Open House events, you can still apply.
When will I find out if I am selected?
Class members will be selected and notified in the first week of February.
What is the first program commitment if I am selected, and when will it take place?
The annual Chairman’s Reception event kicks off the class and will be hosted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.
Can I miss any program days?
Class members are expected to attend all program days. However, class members may be excused for up to 12 hours of program days.