History

Trammell Crow began a career in real estate investment at the end of World War II. Since that time he and his family have had a prominent role as developers and investors in the United States and the international real estate markets. Crow Holdings has been an active investor in industrial, office, retail, land, hotel and residential real estate businesses in the United States, Europe and South America. Although real estate is its foundation, Crow Holdings has numerous and varied investment activities, including an investment portfolio with substantial stakes in privately held operating businesses and financial assets.

“Work for the future, and the present is thereby made secure…and each day is a little future realized.”

– Trammell Crow

Key Milestones

1948

Trammell Crow builds and leases his first warehouse, and the Trammell Crow Company is formed.

1957

Trammell Crow Company develops Dallas Market Center.

1959

Trammell Crow Company develops the 14-story Hartford Insurance Company building.

1964

Trammell Crow Company completes the Stemmons Tower in Dallas.

1965

Trammell Crow Company completes the Peach Tree Center in Atlanta. Lincoln Properties is formed.

1968

Groundbreaking commences on the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco.

1971

Forbes Magazine names Trammell Crow the largest private real estate operator in the U.S.

1972

Bryan Tower opens in Dallas.

1974

World Trade Center is developed and dedicated by Vice President Gerald Ford. 

1975

Trammell Crow Company completes the Brussels International Trade Mart.

1976

Trammell Crow takes his first trip to China and begins an important collection of Asian Art.

1977

Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) is founded and creates a series of apartment companies, including Lincoln Property Company.

1979

Atrium in the 900 room Anatole Hotel opens.

1981

Wyndham Hotel Company is founded by Trammell Crow.

1982

First Wyndham Hotel opens in Dallas.

1984

Trammell Crow Center opens in Dallas.  Anatole Tower expansion opens to host the Republican Convention.

1987

Trammell Crow Interests is formally organized.

1987

The original Old Parkland building was designated a historical landmark.

1993

Trammell Crow Residential sponsors Avalon Bay Communities, Inc.

1994

Trammell Crow Residential sponsors Gables Residential.

1995

Trammell Crow Interests becomes Crow Family Holdings.

1996

Wyndham Hotel Company IPO launches.

1996

Dallas County acquired the Old Parkland Hospital complex.

1997

Trammell Crow Company IPO launches.

1997

Trammell Crow Residential sells portfolio to AMLI Residential.

1997

Trammell Crow Residential sells portfolio to Bre.

1997

Trammell Crow Residential sponsors Homegate Hospitality, Inc.

1998

Crow Holdings launches and closes Fund I, with $281 million in commitments, as its first real estate private equity fund.

1998

Trammell Crow Residential sells corporate housing company to ExecuStay by Marriott.

2000

Crow Holdings closes Fund II with $365 million in commitments.

2003

Crow Holdings closes Fund III with $596 million in commitments.

2006

Crow Holdings acquires the historic Old Parkland Hospital complex, begins restoration of the original structures.

2006

Crow Holdings closes Fund IV with $847 million in commitments.

2007

Trammell Crow Residential management company to Riverstone Residential Group.

2007

Crow Holdings Fund III sells entire portfolio to GE Capital Corporation.

2008

Crow Holdings relocates its headquarters to the Old Parkland campus.

2008

Crow Holdings closes Fund V with $952 million in commitments.

2010

Crow Holdings Capital Partners becomes a registered investment advisor (RIA) for its diversified investment advisory and real estate funds businesses.

2010

Trammell Crow Residential sponsors Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC.

2011

Addition of Woodlawn Hall and Reagan Place on the Old Parkland campus is completed.

2012

Construction begins on Old Parkland West Campus addition.

2012

Trammell Crow Residential begins construction on 3 properties in Dallas.

2013

Construction of Maple Hall is completed on Old Parkland campus.

2013

Crow Holdings Capital Partners Fund VI closes with over $1 billion in total capital commitments.

2013

Crow Holdings Industrial is established.

2013

Trammell Crow Residential begins construction on 31 properties.

2014

Crow Holdings’ Board of Directors completes strategic review and adopts new Strategic Plan.