MySweetCharity’s strategizing Thursday night forced the management team to stay hunkered down and miss the fourth annual Young Guns’ Casino Night. However, because it is of vital importance that you stay on top of the action, the following report was filed by the gracious and multi-tasking Juliette Coulter:
TREC Young Guns Hosted Fourth Annual Casino Night
About 350 of The Real Estate Council’s Young Guns and their guests knew that their lucky number was 17—as in the place for the annual Casino Night, 17Seventeen McKinney on the 17th floor in downtown Dallas.TREC Young Guns Casino Chairman Kyle Wisdom (pictured with Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders Laura Beke, left, and Andrea James) welcomed guests with Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. Complete Music DJ spun lively tunes in the space, while guests enjoyed casino gaming to raise funds for TREC. BBQ bacon-wrapped shrimp, chicken sandwiches, quesadillas and artichoke nachos were plentiful, thanks to Hully & Mo, where the after-party continued.
While Wisdom looked dressed by Ralph Lauren in a light blue dinner jacket with paisley pocket square, most young men preferred their dark suits. The young women wore fashionable, short cocktail dresses and stilettos.In addition to Wisdom, other TREC Young Guns included Aaron Bidne (pictured far left with Holland Morris and Will Themer) with hobnobbing with friends as his company Granite Properties developed this space. Twins De’On and De’Juan Collins networked as they are building their business, Collins Investments. Missy Hodges of Henry S. Miller Brokerage talked shop with Leah Ekmark of C. Pharr and Company as both are in marketing and PR. Young Guns President Gary Sanchez of Beck welcomed guests downstairs in the lobby, and worked the room upstairs like a pro. Will Themer of Munsch Hardst Kopf and Harr posed for photos and sampled libations from the bar.
TREC Young Guns is comprised of young commercial real estate professionals motivated by a common purpose to promote TREC involvement and to encourage participation in social, political and civic issues that affect the city of Dallas and North Texas.
TREC Young Guns kicked off the first Casino Night in 2007 as a way to help raise money for the TREC Foundation while promoting TREC’s good works in the community. TREC Young Guns has raised a substantial amount of donations from this annual event to help fuel community involvement.
This year’s sponsors included: returning High Roller Sponsor, ZOM; Venue Sponsor, Granite Properties; and Entertainment Sponsor, Architectural Lighting Associates (ALA). Other sponsors include: Magellan Commercial Realty, Jones & Carter, NE Construction, Sunridge Management, Cross Architects, Love Funding, Stewart Title, Beck, Thackeray Partners and Henry S. Miller Brokerage.