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Trammell Crow

January 1, 2019

Chairman Trammell Crow Company (Retired) – Dallas, Texas

Trammell Crow was born in Dallas, Texas and attended public schools there. After completing high school, he worked for the Mercantile Bank in Dallas and attended Southern Methodist University evening classes in accounting and law. Mr. Crow became a Certified Public Accountant and joined the first of Ernst and Ernst. Mr. Crow served in the United States Navy and attained the rank of Commander. He is Founding Partner and Chairman of the Trammell Crow Company, one of the most successful real estate development companies in the United States. He established and developed the Dallas Market Center, the largest trade and merchandise mart in the world, and the prototype from which subsequent marts have been drawn – including others which he has built. He originated the concept of atriums in modern edifices, which are common in usage today, and otherwise has been a leader in architectural advancement. Mr. Crow is the Chairman and President of The National Tree Trust and has been a participant in many civic and charitable organizations along with serving on numerous corporate and educational boards. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, both business and civic, including honorary doctorates from the University of North Texas, Southwestern Adventist College, Texas Tech University and Oklahoma Christian College. In 1985, Mr. Crow was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame; and in 1987 he was inducted into the National Business Hall of Fame. Appointed by President George Bush, Mr. Crow served on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. “Be prepared to grab the ring when it comes by.”