John Goff

Really great interview of John Goff by Candace Carlisle of the DBJ here — she grabbed a drink at the Ritz (Ritzy!) with Crescent chairman and CEO after touring that stunning new 20-story,  530,000-square-foot office and retail tower going up across the street from the Ritz at McKinney and Olive. Goff says it’s “very “sexy,” and will bring a whole new level of office product to Uptown. The only thing I wished she would have asked him, is how he felt about losing his mentor, Richard Rainwater. Otherwise, she poked a lot and got some great news, including a question about the Eagle Mountain lake property where the auction was recently called off.

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photo courtesy of Robert W. Hart

Fort Worth and Dallas real estate moola has helped Glenn Close achieve the dream of her lifetime: Albert Nobbs, an independent film that was heavily financed by Crescent Real Estate Equities CEO John Goff and his darling wife, Cami, is in line for some Oscar gold after it was nominated for three Academy Awards this morning!  The star, writer and producer Glenn Close was nominated for Best Actress, her co-star Janet McTeer was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. The film was also nominated for Best Makeup, which it should win hands-down for turning the beautiful Glenn into a man! Remember when Glenn came to Dallas in October 2010 seeking funding for this film at the home of John and Teresa Amend. She told me then she knew it would be the performance of a lifetime.  You MUST go see the film this weekend when it opens in Fort Worth-Dallas, and let me know what you think!

Note I say Fort Worth Dallas, which I’ve had to re-type a few times. That is because the photo you see here was taken in Fort Worth when we previewed Albert Nobbs. That’s my husband with Glenn, who is married to his cousin David. As usual, I put my foot in my mouth when I was standing behind a lovely woman and I said, “the mayor of Fort Worth should be here”. The woman turned to me and said, “I am the Mayor of Fort Worth, Betsy Price. How are ya?”