BY HALEY BARTLEY
The Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) selects an elite group of young professionals every year for its Leadership Development Council (LDC). The LDC Selection Committee seeks candidates from a variety of different backgrounds and walks of life, with a mission to educate and develop them for future leadership roles. The program is aimed at ensuring that RECA will continue to be led by “a diverse group of real estate professionals with extensive knowledge of Austin, the surrounding communities, and the real estate issues facing these areas.”
Among those 16 professionals chosen for this year’s class is Jesse Van Wick, landscape architect and project manager here at RVi. Jesse has been involved with RECA for the past five years and has previously volunteered through RECA for Christmas in October and It’s My Park Day. He also regularly attends RECA lunches and networking opportunities, and he stepped into the boxing ring as a fighter at RECA’s Knock Out Night in 2015.
As a member of RECA’s Leadership Development Council, he and his 15 counterparts will spend this year building relationships and learning about issues currently facing the City of Austin. They will also be primarily responsible for an event called Christmas in October and the creation of a white paper concerning the current affordable housing situation. The white paper is intended to focus on improving methods to plan, fund, and execute reasonable affordable housing options in Austin. Christmas in October will focus on giving back to the community through fundraising and the coordination of the annual volunteer event. Congratulations, Jesse!
Say congrats to Jesse via the RVi Blog ››