2021 Event Chair

Lucy Billingsley

Partner, Billingsley Company and 2008 Laureate

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Lucy Billingsley has spent her career in real estate, developing and managing commercial developments. Lucy and Henry Billingsley started Billingsley Company in 1978 hoping to develop lots of properties, have a legitimate business, sleep well at night and have fun along the way. Happily, it worked. From raw land to master planned corporate parks and multifamily neighborhoods they are involved in every step of design, instruction, leasing and management.  They keep what they build. International Business Park, Austin Ranch, Cypress Waters and the Arts Plaza campus in Dallas’ Arts District are some of their larger projects.

Prior to her focus on Billingsley Company, Lucy was Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Market Center and the Crow Design Centers in Dallas, Houston and Boston. She grew Wyndham Jade to become the largest privately-owned travel agency in the Southwest.

Lucy’s primary civic activities include being a member of Council of Foreign Relations, and being on the Boards or Advisory Committees of: Southwestern Medical Foundation, The Real Estate Council, Southern Methodist University’s Tower Center for Political Studies and Folsom Institute for Real Estate. Previously, Lucy founded Chiapas International and was the Board Chair of both Women for Women International and the Tate Board at Southern Methodist University and served on the Grameen Foundation Board. She was also on the National Geographic Society’s International Council of Advisors, and the Board of ULI Governing Trustees.

Lucy has been inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, the Junior Achievement of Dallas Business Hall of Fame, the NTCAR Hall of Fame, and she was awarded the 2013 H. Neil Mallon Award. She has also been recognized by CREW as a Distinguished Leader in Commercial Real Estate.

Lucy Billingsley was born and raised in Dallas and is a graduate of The University of Texas with a B.B.A. in finance. She presently lives in Dallas with her husband, Henry, has four adult children and eight grandchildren.