Want to help make this year’s TREC Shark Tank projects a reality? Good news: The Real Estate Council Community Fund is seeking commercial real estate professionals to serve as advisers for participating teams, as our members are critical to ensuring TREC Shark Tank’s success.
Advisers will help our semifinalists refine their project proposals, hone their pitches and sharpen their visions of enhancing Southern Dallas communities. If you are interested in applying to be an adviser, please read our Adviser FAQ & Expectations and fill out our Adviser Interest Form by Wednesday, April 4.
All advisers will be notified of their assignments and introduced to their semifinalist team by May 4. Between May 5-11, advisers will hold their first meetings with their teams.
Here are our expectations of our advisers:
- Attendance at an information/expectations session as well as a TREC Shark Tank debrief with TREC Community Fund
- Review the submitted proposal of their assigned competitor and provide written comments – the goal is for each proposal to be “investor-ready”
- Offer suggestions and provide feedback on the investor pitch – style of presentation, key points to highlight, etc. – to competitor
- Attend in-person meet-and-greet with competitor team (May 5-11, as scheduled by TREC)
- Attend pitch practice session in early September, as scheduled by TREC (if applicable)
- Be available via email, phone or in person to answer specific questions you’re your competitor on your commentary and/or your listed expertise
While we realize not every adviser will have the availability to attend all Shark Tank-related dates, it is important that at least one adviser assigned to each team attend the Real Estate 101 Bootcamp session on May 12, the selection committee meeting on June 29 and, if your team advances, the live TREC Shark Tank event on September 27.
Please note: Our advisers are NOT asked to create or write business plans for their competitor teams or provide feedback beyond the live Shark Tank event.
About The Real Estate Council (TREC) Community Fund
The Real Estate Council represents more than 2,000 professionals and 600 companies that spark community transformation, influence policy, and propel careers through networking, educational programs, and leadership development. TREC Community Fund, a 501 c3 organization, provides nonprofits and for-profit organizations in Dallas and Collin Counties with access to capital for commercial and real estate projects. Through flexible loans paired with technical assistance, businesses and organizations have access to the tools needed to build the community they envision. TREC Community Fund is certified by the United States Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).