Established in 1991, the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) is a dynamic 501(c)(6) non-profit organization of more than 1,900 commercial real estate professionals representing the top leaders in the Central Texas business community. RECA's mission is to be an effective resource and advocate for the interests of the real estate industry and to promote and sustain the Greater Austin region as an outstanding community in which to live. RECA believes all Central Texans should have the opportunity to find meaningful employment, affordable housing, and outstanding education within a clean and safe environment. Achieving a sustainable balance of economic, social, and environmental interests is critical to the long-term vitality of our community.
Building a business community
Networking for commercial real estate professionals RECA members build and maintain professional relationships through networking opportunities such as monthly luncheons, happy hours, and volunteer activities. RECA's flagship networking event is our annual black-tie boxing fundraiser KnockOut Night, which is attended by more than 1,700 people each year. Whether in this grand forum or more casual settings, RECA members enjoy being together to share ideas, make deals happen, and work toward their professional goals.
Advocating for a sustainable community
Through our advocacy, RECA contributes a moderate voice to dialogue about the future of Central Texas by working with public and civic leaders to meet the demands of our region’s growth. RECA promotes Austin’s competitiveness by mobilizing industry, business, communities, and government to plan for sustainable growth by advocating policy solutions that respect neighborhood and city needs as well as land-owners’ rights. RECA promotes informed discussions among stakeholders and policymakers.
Aligning growth with stewardship
RECA’s members helped create the Central Texas that people love today and have won awards for projects that preserve the environment. RECA and its members believe healthy, responsible growth is a key to environmental stewardship and subscribe to the industry’s best practices to meet standards of excellence in development practices. As a founding member, RECA has contributed more than $500,000 to the Hill Country Conservancy, a non-profit that purchases and preserves open space in the Central Texas region.