When Corporate America thinks real estate development in Dallas / Fort Worth, it thinks of Billingsley Company. We have emerged as a leader in the build to suit market. We provide:

  • A personal approach and custom solutions that meet each client’s unique needs.
  • Fast track capabilities based on constant communication with our clients.
  • Access to our network of superior professionals who have earned our trust.
  • Outstanding quality from start to finish.


Build to suit team expertise

We can offer turnkey and lease-back options, and thanks to our size and financial strength, we can provide start-to-finish solutions where needed, from development and equity on the front end to ongoing property management. Whatever your needs, our team has the expertise to execute projects of any size and complexity.

  • Design and Development
  • Project and Construction Management
  • Property and Asset Management


Understanding the process

As the single-source provider, we understand and manage all of the development and construction components for a project. Hands-on leadership and seasoned team members create a consensus-building atmosphere that keeps all stakeholders involved and motivated to achieve even the most complex goals. We act as the general manager of the development process, providing services which are vital in all stages of the process including:

  • Site identification, due diligence and acquisition (if necessary)
  • Evaluating project feasibility, budgeting, scheduling and cash flow analysis
  • Procurement of approvals and permits, including zoning and other entitlements
  • Project finance advisory services
  • Coordination of project design and engineering
  • Construction bidding and management and tenant finish coordination
  • Project close-out and tenant move coordination


The benefits of Billingsley build to suit

Reputation for Excellence: As long-term owners of real estate, we are committed to achieving your objectives while maintaining the standards of excellence we have set in the industry.

Speed to Market: Billingsley’s control of over 4,000 acres of land can significantly accelerate the development process. To the same end, the depth of our market knowledge of alternative land sites will also expedite the land acquisition process. In many cases we are familiar with and have analyzed and researched land sites in the market as potential investment opportunities.

Financially Stable: We do not seek equity partners, do not have an executive committee, and rarely participate in joint venture deals, which eliminates time lag when it comes to decision making.

Dedicated Development Team: Our compact team of decision makers are involved in every aspect of predevelopment through property management, giving you a dedicated partner in the development process.

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Billingsley Company build to suit clients:

Billingsley Company has built a strong practice of providing build to suit solutions for some of the world’s strongest brands. We pride ourselves on the success stories we create with our clients.



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Built to suit success stories- Ability to meet tight deadlines

Cheddar’s success and growth had brought the need for a larger headquarters with the ability to expand. Billingsley Company was able to serve up just what they needed. The entire project was successfully completed in 190 days, from lease execution to tenant move in.

“Our new space at Cypress Waters will allow us to support our 150 restaurants in 28 states and hopefully more as we continue to grow and expand. This new space offers an open, collaborative design and a training wing, we had an extremely small window for a new building and we knew that Billingsley Company could help seize the opportunity.”

Rick Payne, Executive Vice President, Cheddar’s Casual Cafe


Built to suit success stories- Easy accessibility and supreme brand visibility

Sanyo left Hall Office Park in search for more efficient space; a place where they could galvanize their corporate image and recruit top talent in the region. In Austin Ranch, part of a 1,700-acre master-planned development and adjacent to Grandscape and Nebraska Furniture Mart, Sanyo’s new location will be the first of three office buildings on a site that Billingsley Company has named Old Oak Pond. The single story building on Plano Parkway and will feature 30,000 square feet of build to suit office space for the Japanese major electronics company.

“Austin Ranch was a wonderful location for us to build. We will be right across the street from Grandscape, plus we’re seconds from SH 121 so our employees have an easy commute.”

Andy Sirjord, Vice President of Operations and Large Format Sales, Sanyo


Built to suit success stories- Flexibility that Brings Repeat Customers

In 2005, 7-Eleven signed a 15-year lease for 240,000 square feet in One Arts Plaza. Currently, the company’s needs have changed, it required more space—and more parking. Billingsley Company wanted to accommodate 7-Eleven’s expansion needs and Cypress Waters was an appealing alternative for them. It gave the company the opportunity to be in a single-tenant facility with plenty of parking and room for growth. 7-Eleven’s relocation will create as many as 1,250 jobs in Irving and generate $10 million in tax revenue for the city and $15 million in annual taxable sales.

“The development’s central location within the region, making it a convenient commute for employees all over, was key reason 7-Eleven decided to move.”

Lucy Billingsley, Partner, Billingsley Company