Our committees

Over the past 31 years, the Real Estate Council has become one of San Antonio’s most respected and influential business organizations. That did not happen by accident. It happened because our members have consistently stepped up as volunteers and leaders, year after year.

Now, it’s your turn.

RECSA always needs fresh ideas and perspectives.

We need your time and talent to continue to represent the commercial real estate industry across our city. Please get involved as an active committee member. Not only will you be supporting RECSA’s mission, but you will also be building great new relationships for yourself. 

Here is a list of committees and their functions:


Assists RECSA's strategic marketing and messaging, including the production of the Council Monitor e-newsletter, occasional bulletins, web content, and other related information. In 2023, RECSA will be launching a new website! We are looking for fresh ideas on how to build and maintain quick, clear, and impactful communication and design. Meets quarterly or as needed.

Community Relations - Chaired by Laurie Griffith, Independent Financial

Promotes RECSA’s contribution to the San Antonio Community, including RECSA’s partnerships with the UTSA Embrey Real Estate Finance and Development Program, Texas A&M University-San Antonio and Alamo Community Colleges. New in 2023, the Community Relations Committee will assist in launching RECSA’s Community Project, a program aimed at supporting a local nonprofit organization.

Government Relations - Chaired by Trey Dawson, Pape-Dawson Engineers

Monitors local and state (and occasionally federal) regulatory and legislative bodies; encourages and participates in drafting ordinances and policies that will stimulate positive community development and growth in the San Antonio area, subject to reasonable and appropriate regulation. Areas of focus include development process with the City of San Antonio, SAWS, CPS Energy, Bexar County, San Antonio River Authority, and TXDoT. Meets regularly. As a member of the Government Affairs Committee, you will receive all advocacy updates.

You are also encouraged to join the following Development Process Task Forces (DPTF). Meeting frequency varies by DPTF.
DPTF frequency:

Membership - Chaired by Laura Gilliland, UTSA Alvarez College of Business

Works to recruit new members and retain current members. Attends programs and special events. Meets monthly.

Programs - Chaired by Bernardo De La Garza, IBC Bank

Plans, produces, and secures sponsors for all Council programs, including RECSA's signature luncheons, mixers, meetings, and other related events. Meets monthly.

Special Events

Organizes all aspects of major fundraising activities, including sales of sponsorships, tables and registrations for Main Event/Fight Night and Council Open Golf Tournament. Coordinates with Event Chair and RECSA Staff. Main Event/Fight Night meetings November 2022 – June 2023. The 2023 Council Open meetings run July – October 2023.