15950 Fri, 01/16/2009 - 11:07am
DALLAS–Trammell Crow, the real-estate entrepreneur who founded the Dallas Market Center, has died. He was 94.
Crow, who formed his own real-estate development firm, Trammell Crow Co., in 1948, began the Dallas Market Center with the founding of the Homefurnishings Mart, now known as the International Floral & Gift Center, in 1957. That building was the beginning of a campus of marketplaces that included the Trade Mart, opened in 1958; Market Hall, opened in 1960; the International Apparel Market, opened in 1964; the World Trade Center, dedicated in 1974; and Menswear Mart, which debuted in 1982. Today, the Dallas Market Center campus encompasses 5 million square feet.
Crow also expanded to develop international trade shows. In 1975, he co-developed the Brussels International Trade Mart. In 2002, Crow’s company became the management partner for ShanghaiMart.
According to press reports, Crow is survived by his wife, Margaret; his daughter, Lucy Billingsley; his sons, Robert, Howard, Trammell and Stuart; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.