Craig Wilson, Stream Realty Partners
FightNight XXXIII: Breaking Ground Chair

Please explain what ‘Breaking Ground’ refers to and why it is such a special theme for FightNight.

‘Breaking Ground’ pays tribute to Dallas’ role as a groundbreaking city throughout its history and the role the commercial real estate industry has played in this history. Throughout the commercial real estate landscape nationally (and globally), you can see tentacles back to Dallas — Trammell Crow, Roger Staubach, Henry S. Miller, Highland Park Village, Fair Park. These are people and places that have shaped the real estate landscape across the country, but their roots are here.

Additionally, ‘Breaking Ground’ is intended to acknowledge TREC’s role in groundbreaking aspects of DFW. Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Catalyst Project are examples of ideas that were born from The Real Estate Council and came to life over time.

When was your first FightNight? What are some of your fondest FightNight memories?

I am too old to remember my first FightNight! But by far my fondest memory was attending FightNight as an ALC member. I have remained good friends with several members of my 2004-05 class and FightNight was just the ultimate way to celebrate such an impactful experience.

Funds raised in support of FightNight benefit TREC Community Investors and its neighborhood revitalization efforts in our city’s underserved communities. How can our members, friends, and partners help us reach our fundraising goals?

We are very close to a sellout [UPDATE: FightNight is now sold out], but we have a few tables left, so let us know what you need! Additionally, the raffle committee and ALC class have put together a special raffle offering this year, so please buy your raffle tickets!

If a friend was visiting Dallas for the first time, where would you take them? What would you do? Where would you go to eat?

Well, I went to SMU and am a huge fan of the SMU Boulevard scene before each home football game, so that would be a must if it worked on the schedule. Additionally, I would take them to eat and shop in Bishop Arts District, as I think that is one of the most energetic and fun neighborhoods we have in Dallas.

TREC’s slogan “Build the City You’ve Imagined” serves as a challenge to our members to leave an impactful legacy on the industry, our city, and in the community. What kind of legacy would you like to leave through your real estate career and involvement with TREC?

I was very fortunate to have so many great mentors that emphasized the importance of being a contributing part of the community. My primary goal is to make sure to keep that message alive to the next generation of practitioners and help younger professionals find opportunities to contribute to the community in their own way.

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