As 2022 winds down, we’re reflecting on some of our biggest moments from the last year. We accomplished a lot as an organization, advancing our mission to cultivate relationships in Dallas’ commercial real estate industry, catalyze community investment, influence public policy, propel careers, and develop the leaders of tomorrow. Of course, we could not have done it without the tireless dedication of our members, member companies, and community partners to Build the City We’ve Imagined. Thank you all for such a tremendous year. We can’t wait to hit the ground running in 2023.
Without further ado, here are some of our proudest moments of 2022:
FightNight raises $1.8 million for TREC Community Investors
With its ‘Breaking Ground’ theme, FightNight XXXIII celebrated more than a century of groundbreaking real estate development here in Dallas. The black-tie boxing soiree set new records in raising more than $1.8 million in support of TREC Community Investors and $143,000 for the 2023 Associate Leadership Council (ALC) class project.
D CEO Recognizes Southpoint Community Market for ‘Best Community Impact’
As part of its annual commercial real estate awards, which honors the region’s top projects, transactions, and industry executives, D CEO in April recognized Southpoint Community Market for the project that showcased “Best Community Impact.” Completed by the 2020 ALC class in collaboration with Cornerstone Baptist Church, and opened in early 2021, Southpoint Community Market battles food instability in the Forest District by offering access to healthy food items and other household goods.
TREC Launches New Website
New year, new look! We kicked off 2022 by launching our (very sleek) new website. We hope the site has helped you better connect with our organization, register for events, stay updated on all TREC has to offer, and Build the City You’ve Imagined.
Casino Night Returns, Benefiting Young Guns Project
Our Young Guns brought back their popular Casino Night fundraising event in May, which featured a “Brazilian Carnival” theme. The event benefited the 2022 Young Guns Community Investment Project, a Dallas Catalyst Project partnership with St. Philip’s School and Community Center to renovate two quadplex apartment buildings in the Forest District, including landscaping, planting, and the installation of new fencing.
Crescent Real Estate Co-Founder John Goff Charts Career Journey at Speaker Series
Guests at our August 17 Bank of Texas Speaker Series event were treated to an in-depth conversation with Crescent Real Estate co-founder John Goff, which spanned his life and career and featured his insights on the state of the economy and investing. You can listen to a replay of the event or watch it here.
TREC PAC-Endorsed Candidates, Prop A Win Big in Election
We were thrilled that 15 candidates we endorsed for offices in Dallas County and the Texas State Legislature won their respective races, and that voters approved Prop A and the plan to revitalize Fair Park and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. We look forward to working with our newly elected (and re-elected) officials, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for Fair Park.
Young Guns Cut Ribbon on The Grace at Holmes Apartment Renovations
In June, we held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and site tour of The Grace at Holmes, which our Young Guns renovated as part of the Dallas Catalyst Project. Funded with proceeds from last year’s Young Guns Night at the Levee, the project created a more livable space for 14 families and provided a sense of community pride to all who call the Forest District home.
DCED Year 2 Report Details Triumphs and Challenges of Equitable Development Initiative
In late August, TREC Community Investors held a roundtable discussion on the second year of the Dallas Collaborative for Equitable Development (DCED), following the publication of the initiative’s Year 2 report. You may watch or listen to a replay of the discussion here.
ALC Renovates Kathlyn J. Gilliam Museum for 2022 Class Project
For their annual community investment project, the 2022 ALC class renovated the Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum, which was the home of the first black woman to serve on the ISD board and hosts afterschool reading and debate programs. This episode of TRECcast with ALC class member Pat Clark details the project as well as Gilliam’s life and legacy.
Legends of CRE Podcast Series Spotlights Ross Perot Jr., Ray Hunt, Fred Perpall
Our popular ‘Legends of Commercial Real Estate’ podcast series returned as Cawley Partners CEO Bill Cawley sat down with three of the biggest names in Dallas real estate: Ross Perot Jr. (The Perot Group, Hillwood), Ray Hunt (Hunt Consolidated, Inc.), and Fred Perpall (The Beck Group). You can listen to the episodes here or watch them on YouTube.