May. 12, 2017 by TREC Staff

FightNight XXIX: A Havana Knockout

What a knockout! On Thursday, April 27, more than 1,500 people gathered at the Hilton Anatole for the industry’s hottest event of the year — FightNight XXIX — to raise an impressive $1.43 million benefiting TREC Foundation.

The 29th year of FightNight kicked off with a special VIP reception where boxers from the Dallas Police Youth Foundation, our 2016 Legacy Leaders Impact Award recipient, showed off their expert boxing moves. Guests were then ushered into the Chantilly Ballroom for an unrivaled black-tie extravaganza to experience the vibrant scene of Havana, Cuba. The sold-out evening featured three professional boxing bouts, casino gaming, and Vegas-style diversions, along with second to none networking with the who’s who of the political community and commercial real estate industry.

See what we captured on the camera roll [photos].

Since FightNight’s inception, the event has grown to one of North Texas’ largest philanthropic events, raising more than $26 million to support TREC Foundation and its good works. TREC Foundation’s 2017 grantees include: Aberg Center for Literacy, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Commit!, Dallas Police Youth Foundation, ScholarShot, Educational First Step, Emanuel Lutheran Church, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Harmony Community Development Center, Jubilee Park and Community Center, Moorland YMCA and UNT Dallas College of Law.


This event wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

Title Fight
Billingsley Company, Granite Properties, Republic Title, Stantec

Championship Fight
CBRE, Eastdil Secured, HFF, JLL, LegacyTexas

Prize Fight
Bank of Texas, Chief Partners LP, Cushman & Wakefield, Davidson Bogel Real Estate/UCD, Harwood International, The Howard Hughes Corporation, JP Morgan, KDC, KPMG, NexBank, NorthMarq Capital, Sarofim Realty Advisors, Transwestern, Walker & Dunlop

Platinum Sponsors
Berkadia, Compatriot Capital, Cortland Partners, Crow Holdings Capital Partners, Deloitte., Drever Capital Management/Merriman Anderson/Architects, Inc, Invesco Real Estate, Mill Creek Residential, Todd Interests

FightNight Committee

A special thanks to this year’s FightNight leadership:

Chairman: Lucy Billingsley, Tom and Lucy Burns, George and Lindsay Billingsley, Sumner Billingsley
Legacy Chairman: Greg Fuller, Granite Properties
Vice Chairman: Chris Hipps, CBRE
Boxing Chairman: Stephen Crosson, Capright
Raffle Prize Co-chairman: Caroline Compton, Corgan
Raffle Prize Co-chairman: Grant Grubich, Winstead PC
Raffle Sales Co-chairman: De’On Collins, HFF
Raffle Sales Co-chairman: Ryan Campbell, Wells Fargo Bank
Volunteer Chairman: Kelly Hodge, Jackson Walker L.L.P