Each fall RECA calls for nominations of those who deserve special recognition for their contributions to RECA and the commercial real estate industry. At the RECA Annual Awards Luncheon & Meeting each December, award winners are announced and celebrated.
RECA Awards Descriptions and Past Winners
Gary S. Farmer Commendation of Excellence The Gary S. Farmer Commendation of Excellence is RECA’s highest honor for an icon in the commercial real estate industry. It celebrates a RECA member who has made significant and valuable contributions throughout their career to both the organization and the Central Texas commercial real estate industry. Recipients of this award are outstanding leaders whose contributions to RECA over many years is truly exceptional. Recipients have been longtime role models in our industry and have also shown a demonstrated passion for advancing RECA’s mission for responsible development and a more livable Austin.
1992 – Lee Cooke & Stephen Drenner
1993 – Charles Urdy & Pat Oles
1994 – Ted Siff & Gary Farmer
1995 – Tony Johnson
1996 – Frank Deutsch
1997 – Thomas Henderson
1998 – Michael Levy
1999 – Mark Rose & Paul Bury
2000 – Mayor Kirk Watson
2001 – Hays, Travis And Williamson County Commissioners Courts & Pete Winstead
RECA Community Service Award RECA's Community Service Award honors a RECA member or nonmember who has significantly improved the community through their time, actions, talents and service. Recipients have taken an innovative and practical approach to solving our area’s most pressing issues such as affordability, housing, mobility or other issues impacting our community.
2020 – Jeff Travillion, Travis County Commissioner
2021 – Wade Cooper
2022 - Walter Moreau
RECA Member of the Year Award RECA’s Member of the Year Award is given to a RECA member who has dedicated a significant amount of their time to serve the organization over the past year. Recipients of this award have served as a reliable and dedicated resource for the organization, have contributed to the achievement of specific RECA goals and have been critical to the organization’s success over the past year. Current RECA Board Chairs are not eligible for this award.
RECA Greg Bourgeois & Lewis Cook Rising Star Award RECA's Greg Bourgeois & Lewis Cook Rising Star Award recognizes a RECA member who is 35 or younger and has shown a strong commitment and dedication to RECA and the issues that matter to our community at-large. Recipients have demonstrated leadership on an issue or project and serve as role models for other young professionals in the organization.