ULIDFW presents: No More Out of Office- Adjusting to COVID-19 and Planning for the Next Black Swan


Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT


ULIDFW Forums are content focused, information-dense events, concisely packaged in a hour long presentation or panel discussion. Typically attracting 100+ attendees, our Forums are known for offering members and non-members alike the opportunity to hear from regionally and nationally renowned industry thought-leaders on the most current of CRE topics.


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Private FREE $25.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit FREE $25.00
Retired FREE N/A
Student FREE $25.00
Under Age 35 FREE $25.00
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AIA & AICP CEU Credit Pending Approval

Information regarding credit will be given during the event, or you can email DallasFortWorth@uli.org for questions.



How Will Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Crisis Help Commercial Real Estate Make Smart Investments to Prepare for the Next Global Health Emergency?

Seeking voices from the design community, development (office, hospitality, multifamily), and finance, our panel is comprised of regionally renowned authorities of CRE. Together they will share not just experiences from the immediate fallout, but more broadly about what CRE will invest in to prepare for a future, similar experience now that we all recognize the severity of pandemic as a global risk.





Steve Galbreath

Chief Development Officer, Garfield Public Private

As Chief Development Offices and Head of Design & Construction for Garfield Public Private, Steve Galbreath provides design and construction oversight for new development projects. Steve brings 22 years of experience as a leader in the global hospitality sector for RTKL Associates Inc. in the Americas. In addition to the design of hotels and resorts, his experience has centered around hospitality and gaming components of large-scale, mixed-use developments combining retail, entertainment, sport, residential, office, hotel, and other uses known for their commercial success and lasting sense of place.


Don Powell

Principal, BOKA Powell, LLC

Donald R. Powell, Jr., AIA has been working in the architectural industry for years, recently celebrating 43 years with BOKA Powell in Dallas, TX. Mr. Powell is a founding principal of BOKA Powell. Since graduating from Ball State University with an architecture degree, he has worked to expand on his craft and has become an expert master planner and designer. He has master planned and designed over 50 million square feet of major projects including shell building and interior design. Mr. Powell has completed designs for a variety of building types including office, hospitality, retail, industrial, high tech and government. He has served as chairman of the City of Parker Planning and Zoning Commission and has served on the Board of Directors for the Make a Wish Foundation of North Texas.


Steven Upchurch


A Co-Managing Director of Gensler Dallas and a Firmwide Hospitality Practice Leader, Steven applies his knowledge of local and international markets to deliver impactful and memorable experiences to owners, developers, brands and guests. With more than three decades of design, planning, management and real estate development experience, he is actively growing and diversifying Gensler’s Lifestyle Sector. Steven is recognized for his leadership on several signature mixed-use, hotel and entertainment projects, including the new Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills, The Grand Hyatt at Seoul’s Incheon Airport, The Queen Mary Entertainment District in Long Beach, and the award-winning restoration of the Belmond El Encanto Resort in Santa Barbara. Passionate about making a difference in the community, he volunteers with local philanthropies and served on the Board of Directors for Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills for 8 years. Steven is Chairman of the Board of Bryan's House Dallas and is on the Advisory Council for Kind Traveler - the first digital platform to reward travelers for making donations to their favorite charities (benefiting the wellbeing of communities and the environment). A Registered Architect in Texas, Steve earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University.


Kim Butler

Director of Leasing, HALL Group

Kim Butler leads the leasing efforts for HALL Group’s HALL Park, a 2.2 million-square-foot, 15-building office park in Frisco and previously KPMG Plaza at HALL Arts, a 500,000 square-foot Dallas Arts District office tower. Butler is also a member of the HALL Group development team. Butler has more than 35 years of commercial real estate experience in Dallas – 25 of which were at Transwestern, where she was consistently a top producer and held several executive roles for the company. Actively involved in the Dallas commercial real estate community, Butler has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Commercial Real Estate Women’s (CREW) Outstanding Achievement Award, Transwestern’s inaugural Founder’s Award and the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors’ (NTCAR) prestigious Stemmons Service Award, the highest honor from the industry group. Butler currently serves on the executive committee and board of directors of The Real Estate Council (TREC). She is also an active member of NAIOP, NTCAR, CREW, the Dallas Arts District and Downtown Dallas, Inc., and has previously held board positions with each. Butler serves on the advisory council of the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, and previously served on the associate board of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. She actively mentors both students and young professionals. Butler’s charitable activities revolve around First United Methodist Church – Dallas. Butler holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.


Lucy Billingsley

Partner, Billingsley Company

04/18 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: National Geographic Society’s International Council of Advisors, Council of Foreign Relations and ULI Governing Trustee Board. Locally she is 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. Lucy has been inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, Dallas Business Hall of Fame, the NTCAR Hall of Fame, awarded the 2013 H. Neil Mallon Award, and the Dallas Historical Society’s Awards for Excellence in Business. 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