The Real Estate Council Announces Its 2022 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Feb 17, 2022 | Press Releases, TREC News | 0 comments

DALLAS, Texas – The Real Estate Council (TREC) announces its 2022 Executive Committee and Board of Directors who represent the best-in-class in the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate industry. These members provide the expertise and leadership that support the growth of TREC, the Dallas real estate industry and the development of the area’s most underserved communities.

Kim Butler, executive vice president of the HALL Group, is serving as chairman of the TREC Board of Directors and succeeds past chairman Mike Ablon, multidisciplinary developer, investor and founding partner of PegasusAblon. Trey Morsbach, executive managing director and Dallas office co-head of JLL, is chair-elect and TREC Community Investors board chair. Keenan Kolendo, partner and real estate practice group co-chair of Haynes and Boone, LLP, is serving as secretary and Dustin Schultz, audit and assurance partner of Deloitte, is treasurer. Additionally, Mattye Jones, director of Coats Rose, P.C., is serving as the TREC Political Action Committee board chair.

“While the past two years have presented a number of challenges, our board members rose to the occasion and demonstrated unparalleled leadership and support not only for our organization but also for the Dallas-area community as a whole,” said Linda McMahon, president and CEO of TREC. “The team that makes up this year’s executive committee and board will be instrumental in the continued success of our leadership development programs, public policy work and community investment efforts.”

Additional Executive Committee members include:

  • Associate Leadership Council (ALC) Class Chair: Stephanie Laughlin, Jacob & Hefner Associates
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair: Darren James, KAI Enterprises
  • FightNight Chair: Craig Wilson, Stream Realty Partners
  • Leadership Alumni Chair: Elias C. Bahar, Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Leadership Development Advisory Chair: Steve Aldrich, Hillwood
  • Membership Chair: Chris McCluskey, VanTrust Real Estate, LLC
  • Programs Chair: Jeff Montgomery, Republic Title, Inc.
  • Public Policy Chair: Scott Rohrman, 42 Real Estate, LLC
  • ALC Class Representative: Max Schwartzstein, Providential Realty Partners 
  • Young Guns Chair: Patrick Henning, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC 

Joining the TREC Board of Directors are the following members:

  • Michael Alost, KDC
  • Susan Arledge, E Smith Realty Partners
  • Robert “Ben” Brewer, Hines Interests LP
  • William Brokaw, Hillwood Urban
  • Joseph Cahoon, SMU Institute for Real Estate
  • William T. “Chip” Cavanaugh, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
  • Chad Cook, Quadrant Investment Properties
  • Lynn Dowdle, Dowdle Real Estate
  • Mark E. Drumm, The Shelter Companies, LLC
  • Melissa Eastman, Stewart Title
  • Allison Frizzo, Hart Commercial
  • Brian Heflin, PlainsCapital Bank
  • Will Hendrickson, Granite Properties
  • Marhsall A. Hess, MHCI, LLC.
  • Brent Houston, JPMorgan
  • Matt Hudnall, Maynard Cooper & Gale
  • Russell Ingrum, CBRE
  • Alex John, Jr., HKS
  • Avery Johnson, Avery Capital
  • Eric E. Kreuger, Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Torrey Littlejohn, JLL
  • Holden Lunsford, Holt Lunsford Commercial
  • Tommy Mann, Winstead PC
  • Jeff Matthews, Winstead PC
  • Jason McCann, Vari, LLP
  • Frank Mihalopoulos, Corinth Properties
  • Joshua Millsap, KFM Engineering & Design
  • Steve M. Modory, Champion Advisory Partners
  • Michael Oswald, Hill & Wilkinson
  • Kathy Permenter, Younger Partners
  • Steve Rado, EY
  • James Ray, MetLife Real Estate Investors
  • Katy Slade, Mintwood Real Estate
  • Terry Syler, The Retail Connection
  • Daniel Taylor, Colliers International
  • Kristian Teleki, Matthews Southwest
  • Ray W. Washburne, Charter Holdings

About The Real Estate Council (TREC)

For more than 30 years, The Real Estate Council (TREC) has represented more than 2,000 commercial real estate professionals and 600 companies. TREC’s mission is to cultivate relationships in the commercial real estate industry to catalyze community investment, influence policy, propel careers, and develop the leaders of tomorrow. We believe relationships are the lifeblood of career success, civic responsibility, and community investment. Learn more at