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



Meetings take place the second Thursday of each month at the following location:

Dallas Country Club

4155 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205


April 20, 2016, REFEA Breakfast Meeting

Networking: 7:30 am to 8:00 am
Lunch/Speaker: 8:00am to 9:00 am


“Free for all: The 2016 Elections”  - Daniel Donohoe, Senior VP and Director of Government Relations, Comerica Incorporated


Dan Donohoe has been Senior Vice President and Director of Government Relations for Comerica Incorporated since September of 2008.  His responsibilities include monitoring legislation and lobbying on behalf of Comerica at all levels of government.  In addition, he coordinates the firm’s involvement with financial services trade associations and manages the company’s political action committee and internal legislative advocacy efforts.  Prior to joining Comerica, he held a similar position with JPMorgan Chase and Bank One for twelve years.

Before entering the private sector, Donohoe served for three years as North Texas Regional Director for United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and prior to that served as a staffer on the 1992 Bush-Quayle Campaign.  He began his professional career in Washington, DC, in 1990, as a speechwriter and assistant to the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Donohoe graduated from the University of Texas in 1989 with a B.A. in Government.


Previous Speakers

January ’15 – Tim Hogan – CFO Trammell Crow Residential

February ’15 – Walt Mountford – Executive VP – KDC

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

October ’15 – Colin Fitzgibbons, Vice President – KDC

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

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

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

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

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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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