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Mr. Bill Cawley


Cawley Partners

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Mr. Tim Headington

Founder and CEO

Headington Companies

Bill Cawley is the brand and vision behind Cawley Partners, a full-service, Dallas-based real estate company that focuses on commercial office product. Over the course of his career, he has owned all classes of commercial real estate in multiple markets across the country. Cawley was recently named Developer of the Year by D CEO magazine and is continually recognized as one of the most influential business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth. 

During his career, Cawley has acquired and developed more than 12 million square feet of commercial office product. His company has been the premier office developer along the Dallas North Tollway, developing more than $500 million of Class A office space and totaling more than 1.5 million square feet within the last five years. 

Cawley served as the 2020 Chairman of TREC (The Real Estate Council) and is a past board member of NTCAR (The North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and Real Estate Professionals). He is an active member of ULI (Urban Land Institute) and serves on the SMU COX Folsom Institute for Real Estate Advisory Board. In addition to his industry-related committee positions, Cawley serves the local community as a Board Member of Children’s Medical, while also supporting numerous charitable organizations.

Tim Headington’s ambitious vision for the future of downtown Dallas is evident through a record of long-term investments, historic preservation and intentional placemaking. Headington Companies has devoted 15-plus years and well over half-a-billion dollars into shaping downtown from an atrophied and vacant grid of urban blocks into one of the city’s most thriving cultural, retail and business districts. 

Headington’s transformative projects include Main Street District, which involved nearly a decade long preservation and expansion of the long-neglected and vacant Neo-Gothic Dallas National Bank Building, resulting in luxury boutique hotel, The Joule. Additional development efforts includes Forty Five Ten, Traffic LA, The Eye, CBD Provisions, Sassetta (coming soon), The Spa at The Joule, Weekend Coffee, Taschen, Hotel Shop, Midnight Rambler, ground-floor Commissary with mixed-used tenanting above, and the renovated residential property, The Drakestone. 

On the horizon for Headington Companies is a 10+-acre development site in downtown’s most densely traveled corridor of Ross Avenue and Field Street.

Beyond real estate, Headington is a lifetime fan and passionate supporter of the arts, an operator of two film companies that have produced several Academy Award-winning movies, and a co-founder of a nonprofit whose mission is to care for first-responders and caregivers worldwide who have experienced significant emotional trauma.

Headington’s efforts have been recognized with numerous awards from Dallas AIA, Preservation Dallas and Downtown Dallas Inc. and Travel & Leisure and Bon Appetit magazine, to name a few. In 2019, he received D CEO’s Corporate Citizenship Award, Partner of the Year. 


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Mr. David Gleeson


GRAA Investments, LLC

David Gleeson is sole owner of GRAA Investments, LLC, his personal investment company. Throughout his career, the highly regarded real estate veteran has always found time to give back to business and charitable organizations. 

Gleeson served on the boards of the Dallas Affordable Housing Coalition, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, SMU Mustang Club, SMU Letterman's Association, the Greater Dallas Crime Commission, the Texas Film Commission, and the USA Film Festival (served term as Chairman). Gleeson also served as Founding Director and Executive Committee member (1993-present) of the not-for-profit Forest Heights Neighborhood Development Corporation, which is a City of Dallas Community Housing Development Organization (CHOO) building affordable housing (houses, townhouses, apartments including a community center) in the St Philip’s School and Community Center neighborhood of South Dallas.

He is currently a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer acting as a liaison/mentor working with the Child Protective Services and the Juvenile Court system for abused and neglected children in the foster care network. 

Additionally, he was a founding director of The Real Estate Council and served in numerous other capacities. He received the NTCAR Stemmons Service Award in 1983.

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