The Real Estate Council’s Bank of Texas Speaker Series Features Distinguished Sports Panel

On November 8, a distinguished panel of experts will provide their play-by-play analysis entitled “Game Changer” at The Real Estate Council’s Bank of Texas Speaker Series, presented by The Dallas Morning News.
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Nov. 3, 2011 - PRLog -- With five professional sports teams in the Metroplex, the Dallas Mavericks NBA World Championship secured earlier this year, and the Texas Rangers’ appearance in the past two World Series, the economic impact of sports in North Texas is more visible than it has been in many years.

A distinguished panel of experts will provide their play-by-play analysis entitled “Game Changer” at The Real Estate Council’s Bank of Texas Speaker Series, presented by The Dallas Morning News. Commercial real estate professionals and the general public are invited to the breakfast meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 7:30 to 9 a.m., at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201.    

Norm Hitzges of Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket will moderate this panel to discuss the big business of sports in the region. In addition to Hitzges, the panel features Donnie Nelson, general manager and president of Basketball Operations for the Dallas Mavericks; Dr. Joshua Price, assistant professor of Economics at The University of Texas at Arlington; Trey Yelverton, deputy city manager of Neighborhood Services for the City of Arlington.

Linda McMahon, president of The Real Estate Council, said, “Sports is big business in our region on a number of levels. We’ll address the importance of post-season action, the influence of mega-events such as the Super Bowl, NBA All Star Game and the World Series, the ripple effect of first-class venues, and the intangible benefits of sports teams beyond income, property values, jobs and taxes.”

The cost for nonmembers is $80 pre-paid, $90 at the door. To register online, visit Advanced tickets must be purchased by November 4. For more information, contact The Real Estate Council at 214.692.3600.

Special thanks to Bank of Texas and The Dallas Morning News for being the Presenting Sponsors of The Real Estate Council’s Speaker Series. Also, special thanks to UHY Advisors for underwriting this program.  

The Real Estate Council:
Founded in 1990, The Real Estate Council is a dynamic organization of more than 1,300 commercial real estate professionals and 500 companies representing 95% of the top commercial real estate businesses in North Texas. The Real Estate Council pursues industry advocacy efforts on local and statewide public policy issues and works to improve the quality of life in Dallas with initiatives that address housing, education, job creation and the environment. Over the last 20 years, The Real Estate Council’s FightNight, Giving Gala and Community Partners Program have raised more than $20 million. The organization is a leader of efforts shaping the future of Dallas including the original $1.5 million investment that spearheaded Woodall Rodgers Park, as well as $6.3 million in pro bono legal and title services and $250,000 in funding that helped create Dallas’ Urban Land Bank. In 2010 the City of Dallas was awarded a $2.225 million U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant made possible by a $275,000 Transit Oriented Development study funded by The Real Estate Council and two of its Community Partners. Find out more at or by calling 214-692-3600.
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