Commercial Real Estate

CRE Opinion: How The Real Estate Council Impacts Careers

TREC’s stated purpose is “to develop connections that impact careers, companies, and communities.”

In the 30 years since its formation, The Real Estate Council (TREC) has grown to be the preeminent organization for commercial real estate professionals in North Texas.

Over this period, I have served multiple times on the boards of both TREC and TREC Foundation. It has been interesting and amazing to watch TREC grow exponentially in influence and impact. The organization has been, and continues to be, led by outstanding industry professionals, including this years’ Chairman, Ran Holman of Cushman & Wakefield. TREC has been led by many staff presidents over the decades, none more ably than the current president, Linda McMahon, a veritable dynamo that drives TREC activities in a most impressive manner.

TREC’s stated purpose is “to develop connections that impact careers, companies, and communities.” TREC fulfills that purpose by providing mentorship and leadership development for young professionals, offering many networking and volunteer opportunities during the year, providing an industry voice in local political affairs, and in funding a variety of inner city non-profit organizations and initiatives through proceeds from TREC events.

Membership includes more than 2,000 individuals and 600 companies that represent roughly 95% of commercial real estate businesses in North Texas. Members give generously of their time and funds for the many worthy projects that TREC undertakes annually.

The most impressive aspect of TREC is its unfailing pursuit of success in all that it becomes involved in. It is truly “results-oriented.”

I highly recommend that non-members seriously considering joining TREC. If one is in commercial real estate in North Texas, membership in TREC is de rigueur.

Stephen Crosson is a principal at Capright.


  • Linda McMahon

    And it all started with a legendary event with Steve Crosson at the helm. Steve has been an integral part of our success as an organization and a driving force in our community investments through our Foundation.