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Wednesday, January 29 — Land Development Code Update
This RECA luncheon featured technical experts who have been working closely on the draft land development code will share their perspectives on their greatest areas of concern, where we see some potential improvements and what's expected to happen next in the process. If you work regularly with the land development code, you won't want to miss this lunch.
Tuesday, December 17 — Annual Awards Lunch & Memebrship Meeting
RECA's Annual Awards Lunch & Membership meeting covered some of the biggest highlights from the year, and honored the following RECA award winners:
Gary S. Farmer Commendation of Excellence
Susan Harris, Site Solutions Inc.
Community Service Award
State Representative John Cyrier
RECA Member of the Year
Jed Buie, Buie & Co.
Rising Star Award
Ken Hebson, UFCU
Tuesday, October 15 — Development + Conservancies
RECA hosted a thoughtful conversation with leaders from some of the city’s most impactful conservancies and foundations. The panel discussed how they can better partner with the development industry on projects and what their visions are for the future.
Heidi Anderson, Executive Director, The Trail Foundation
George Cofer, Chief Executive Officer, Hill Country Conservancy
Ivey Kaiser, Executive Director, Shoal Creek Conservancy
Peter Mullan, Chief Executive Officer, Waterloo Greenway
Ashley Kegley-Whitehead, Buie & Co. (Moderator)
Tuesday, June 18 — Annual Development Update
RECA's Annual Development Update luncheon provided an inside look from key leaders of three highly-anticipated development projects. They provided a brief overview of their project, then joined the moderator in an engaging Q&A discussion.
Ashley Heeren, Lake Flato Architects, Canopy by Hilton
Kheili Hiller, Central Austin Management Group, Springdale General
Jennifer Wiebrand, Gables Residential, Hotel Zaza/Gables Republic Square
James Rambin, TOWERS.net, Moderator
Thursday, April 25 — Is Coworking the Future of Office Space?
Coworking spaces provide those who don't have a consistent and convenient place to work with a new, appealing option instead of the traditional coffee shops or internet cafes of the past. Since the first locations sprouted up around 2007, the industry has expanded rapidly across the United States and Austin. Recent research shows that while in 2007 there were only 14 coworking spaces in the U.S., today there are more than 4,500 — a year-over-year growth rate of more than 20 percent. Many believe this growth will continue for the foreseeable future and will have a dramatic impact on traditional work spaces. Our panel of leaders in this booming industry shared their perspectives and how it could impact your business.
Gordon Daugherty, President, Capital Factory
Travis Dunaway, Principal, Office/Industrial Division, Endeavor
Nathan Lenahan, GM, Texas & Mountain West Region, WeWork
Brian Skiba, Products, Engineering & Solutions, Babylon Health
Wednesday, February 20 — Annual Mayoral Luncheon
Austin Mayor Steve Adler shared his insights on the city's direction and sat down with RECA Board Chair Patrick Rose for a Q&A covering mobility, property taxes, the land development code rewrite and more.
January 16 — 86th Legislative Session Update
State lawmakers discussed the 86th Legislative Session and what to expect. The audience also learned more about RECA's priorities for the session and thier prospects for moving forward.
State Senator Kirk Watson
State Representative John Cyrier
State Representative Celia Israel
2019 RECA Board Chair Patrick Rose (Moderator)