The Urban Land Institute of North Texas has announced that its prestigious 2019 Vision Award will go to Craig Hall, chairman and founder of Dallas-based HALL Group, during the fifth annual Impact Awards Gala on October 10.
The announcement of this year’s Vision Award honoree was made by ULI North Texas Chair John Brownlee of HFF at the organization’s annual Capital Markets program on Thursday, March 7.
“Without a doubt,” Brownlee noted, “Craig Hall exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership and entrepreneurship. His success in building an innovative, multi-faceted real estate company has contributed a great deal to the growth of North Texas. We couldn’t be more excited to honor Craig and his monumental career at our 2019 Impact Awards.”
Craig is known as an entrepreneur, businessman, New York Times best–selling author and philanthropist. He formed HALL Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1968 at age 18, and moved the company’s headquarters to Dallas in the early 1980s. Today, HALL Group is made up of multiple brands, including: HALL Park in Frisco, HALL Arts in the Dallas Arts District, HALL Structured Finance, the company’s nationwide construction lending platform, and HALL Wines, WALT Wines and BACA Wines in California. The company’s interests range from real estate development, ownership and management to financial lending and winemaking. Craig actively supports new entrepreneurs and start-ups and contributes time and resources at all levels to support community causes with an emphasis on art, education and entrepreneurship.
Previous recipients of the ULI Vision Award in North Texas are H. Ross Perot and Ross Perot Jr. (2015), the legacy of Trammell and Margaret Crow (2016), Herbert Weitzman (2017), and Roger Staubach (2018). Proceeds from the gala will benefit educational and volunteer programs of ULI’s North Texas District Council, including the award-winning mentoring program, “Building Industry Leaders,” created by ULI’s Young Leaders in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas.
In addition to the Vision Award presentation, ULI’s popular Impact Awards will be given in four competitive urban design and project development categories: Innovation, Influence, Public Places and The Next Big Idea. Adding to the prestige of these awards, the finalists in each category are selected by a jury comprised of experienced ULI members from around the country. Applications for the 2019 Impact Awards will be available at northtexas.uli.org in April.
The gala Impact Awards event on October 10 will be held at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel. The evening includes a reception, seated dinner and awards program, and a popular after-party in the Cityview bar at the Renaissance. For information on table purchases and sponsorships for the 2019 Impact Awards event, email . Individual ticket sales will commence later in the year.
The Urban Land Institute is a non-profit, education and research institute, supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating, thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has roughly 42,000 members worldwide and nearly 1400 members in North Texas, representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.