The Urban Land Institute of North Texas held its Fifth Annual Impact Awards Gala on October 10, 2019, at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel. Awards were given in four competitive categories: Innovation, Influence, Public Places, and The Next Big Idea, and brand new for this year’s awards, our fifth category: Social Impact. Proceeds of the Gala will support the educational programs and volunteer outreach of ULI North Texas, including our UrbanPlan high school curriculum, Technical Assistance Panels for municipalities, and our Building Industry Leaders career mentoring program offered in cooperation with the Boys and Girls Clubs.
THE VISION AWARD
Our prestigious Vision Award for 2019
honored the career and community involvement of:
Chairman and founder of Dallas-based
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.