Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Dallas real estate history in one book

If you want to be a quick study on the history of Dallas’ big real estate dealmakers, there’s a book you need.


The Book, a 288-page encyclopedia of local real estate, is published by the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and Real Estate Professionals. The first edition of The Book was published back in 2008.

This week the commercial real estate group unveiled its third version of the book. The volume includes detailed info on every local property tycoon from Ross Perot to Jerry Jones.

There are also landmark projects, including Plano’s $3 billion Legacy West, CityLine in Richardson and the Trinity Groves development in West Dallas.

Book three is a little bit different.

“We have expanded the history portion of it,” Robert Grunnah, NTCAR Hall of Fame co-founder and one of the team who worked on the publication. “We’ve done a lot a lot more research on the people in D-FW real estate back to the 1950s.

“We’ve also include a section on the greatest generation — stories and photographs of people who served in World War II,” he said. “The Book celebrates the bold-spirited, visionary men and women who made North Texas what it is today.”

There’s also a section on real estate players and companies that got their start working for industry legends including Henry S. Miller and Trammell Crow.

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