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Welcome to the Real Estate Financial Executives Association of Dallas/Fort Worth.


Please JOIN REFEA for its 2017 – 2018 Speaker Series 

Dallas Country Club

4155 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Networking: 11:30am to 12:00pm

Lunch/Speaker: 12:00pm to 1:00pm



John M. Brookby, Assistant Vice President, DFW International Airport – “What’s Taking Off in Real Estate at DFW Airport?”

John Brookby serves as Assistant Vice President of Commercial Development at DFW International Airport.  In this position, Mr. Brookby is responsible for managing revenue-generating development and leasing Airport real estate.

He is involved in the strategic planning, marketing and implementation of business initiatives for commercial land development and redevelopment in the Airport’s Land Use Master Planning processes outside the central terminal areas.

Mr. Brookby has over 25 years of real estate experience and has extensive background and knowledge in aviation and real estate development, master planning, architecture, construction, real estate marketing and financial analysis and development processes.

He holds a Master of Science in Real Estate and Bachelor of Architecture degrees, and he is a licensed architect and private pilot.


Please RSVP by email to by Friday, October 6, 2017.


Payments can be submitted within the “Online Payments” section of our website.





Previous Meeting Speakers

September ’17 – Scott Krikorian, Sr. Managing Director – Trammell Crow Company

April ’17 – William H. Flaherty, President – Rosewood Property Company

March ’17 – Kourtny S. Garrett, President – Downtown Dallas, Inc.

February ’17 – Andrew S. Levy, Managing Director – HFF

January ’17 – Mark Masinter, Managing Member – Open Realty Advisors

November ’16 – Paul Rowsey IV, Vice President Development – RED Development

October ’16 – Property Tax in Texas – Panel

April ’16 – Dan Donahoe, Sr. VP and Director of Government Relations, Comerica Inc

March ’16 – Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor, Dallas Morning News

February ’16 – Tom Bakewell, President of Development & Co-Founder, Streetlights Residential

January ’16 – JJ Leonard, Managing Director, Stream Realty Partners

November ’15 – Harry Whalen, Director of Business Development, Frisco Economic Development Corporation

October ’15 – Colin Fitzgibbons, Vice President – KDC

March ’15 – M. Elizabeth Morris, CEO/Chief Economist – Insight Research Corporation  March 12, 2015 Presentation

February ’15 – Walt Mountford – Executive VP – KDC

January ’15 – Tim Hogan – CFO Trammell Crow Residential

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REFEA Membership Benefits

  • Nice business luncheons with current, relevant speakers.
  • Updates on real estate, city, financial and tax law plus economic data.
  • Outstanding social events.
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