Lucy Billingsley has spent her career in real estate, developing and managing marts, design centers, office buildings, apartments and industrial properties. She was with the Dallas Market Center for 15 years, leading three expansions resulting in a 7 million square foot development and a $450 million refinancing. Mrs. Billingsley left the Dallas market Center in 1991 and founded Wyndham Jade, a corporate travel and incentive company that she grew to the largest regionally owned travel agency in the Southwest before selling in 2001.
Henry Billingsley launched Crow-Billingsley in 1974 as a raw land investment company. In 1978 they started Billingsley Company to manage their growing industrial portfolio which Henry manages. In 1996, Lucy launched the office development, multi-family divisions of Billingsley Company. Billingsley Company is now developing office and industrial parks and master planned communities, multifamily, mixed use and single family projects. In 2007, Billingsley will open One Arts Plaza, a 650,000 square foot office, condo and retail development in The Arts District. In 2009 Billingsley will open Two Arts Plaza a 500,000 square foot building and urban park area. Arts Plaza is the only urban campus in Dallas to combine restaurants, living, working as the fortunate terminus to the Arts District and the grandest street, plazas and buildings ever to be built in Dallas.
Billingsley Company has been fortunate to be recognized in 2002, 2004 and 2005 for design excellence in both their office and multi-family developments. In multi-family they are known as setting the standard for “The New Suburbanism.”