With more than 600 guests each year, the Asian Real Estate Association of America in Dallas-Fort Worth is hosting its annual Charity Gala Night on Saturday to celebrate the installation of its new board.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Plano at Legacy West, kicking off the event with a Lion Dance and ending the night by recognizing new leaders, 2020 President Trang Dang-Le and 2021 President-Elect Tracy Li.
Guests can dress to impress in Roaring 20s-style cocktail dresses and tuxedos — or wear their favorite Lunar New Year attire.
Founded in 2003, AREAA is a national nonprofit professional-trade organization, dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Dang-Le said the AREAA organization, and the event is open for anybody who wants to learn about the importance of home culture.
“We focus on helping the AAPI community, and also, helping the real estate professionals and practitioners understand the community, different cultures, and different traditions,” Dang-Le said. “It’s a special service that we bring.”
She said the AREAA has a packed year with quarterly education events, quarterly charity events, and quarterly networking events.
The organization just completed its first event of the year in January — the “Power of Feng Shui” education seminar — which focused on using the Feng Shui theory to increase property value, help sell homes faster, and create successful teams.
“When you’re helping the Asian buyers with looking at different properties, the important thing is the energy and flow of the property and home,” Dang-Le said. “When you’re going about showing the property, it’s about having a little bit of knowledge on the direction of the house, or the way the door is facing. That class was very important for our practitioners servicing the AAPI community.”
Dang-Le said many of the events have a great turnout, but the gala is the biggest event each year and has already sold out of group tickets this year. Single tickets are still available.
Benefits raised at the event will go toward the AAPI community in low-income areas.