About Us

The Houston Real Estate Council is an industry advocacy organization created to address public policies and regulatory issues affecting the real estate investment and development community. The Council is deeply involved in a wide range of issues impacting the ownership and development of real estate property.

HREC is composed of five industry Councils: office, industrial, retail, multi-family and single family residential. These Councils cover the broad types of private land use in our community. Many of Houston’s leading and most active real estate development and investment companies are active members. Senior representatives from these member firms take an active role in the organization.

HREC members’ activities cover the entire Houston metropolitan region. Created in the early 1990’s during an attempt by the City of Houston to adopt zoning, the Council’s scope of interest has since broadened significantly. As such, the Council is involved in the regulatory processes of the state, county and city agencies which regulate the real estate industry. Members have served on every major City task force and committee, that has been created to address a wide range of issues, including (but certainly not limited to) building codes, transportation, drainage and flooding, parking, landscaping and street trees, water supply, planning, environmental issues and land use controls. The Council continuously monitors and acts on matters that affect the property rights of real estate owners and developers, including City, County and State government related issues.

Unlike other industry organizations HREC is a real estate developer’s organization. There are no associate members or service providers. Members must be a recognized developer and/or investor in commercial real estate or residential development. This membership policy gives the Council an advantage in dealing with public officials. They know when interacting with members of the HREC, they are dealing directly with the developers who are impacted economically by the policy or action being considered.

Membership Benefits

Developer Focused

Membership consists of many of Houston’s leading and most active developers. We are committed to improving the quality of the built environment.

Wide Range Support

HREC is a participating member of the Real Estate Councils of Texas, which enables the Council to collectively lobby the issues affecting our real estate industry at the State level. Additionally, many of our members are designated representatives

Influenced by Education

The Council has the opportunity to resolve and influence an issue by educating public officials and others to better understand the real-life consequences of a potential issue.


The HREC membership meets regularly on a monthly basis where current issues are discussed and planned for. There are also periodic opportunities to meet with senior level public officials involved in real estate affected areas.


Member Firms


Allen Harrison Development Company
Alliance Residential Company
Allied Orion Group, LLC
Andrews Kurth LLP
Bernstein Investments Management, Inc.
Boxer Property
Carson Companies
Concourse Development
CORE Real Estate, LLC
Cousins Properties Incorporated
Goodrich Operating Company, Inc.
Granite Properties
Greater Houston Builders Association
Gulf Coast Commercial Group
Houston Apartment Association
Houston Building Owners and Managers


Houstonians For Responsible Growth
Huntington Properties
i3 Interests
Institute of Real Estate Management, Houston Chapter
J A Billipp Company
Kagan Realty Investors
Kensinger Donnelly, LLC
Levcor, Inc.
Metro National Corporation
Midway Companies
Mischer Investments, L.P.
Pappas Resturants
Radler Enterprises, Inc.
RE:VIVE Development


Read King Commercial
RPI Management Co., LLC
Rube Holdings, Ltd.
Silvestri Investments
Slosburg Company
Sueba USA Corporation
Tanglewood Corporation
The Woodlands Development Company
Trammell Crow Company
Unilev Management Corp.
Weingarten Realty
Williamsburg Enterprises
Wolff Companies
Woodbranch Management, Inc.