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CREW Network Announces Dallas’ Diane Butler as 2022 CREW Circle of Excellence Recipient

CREW Network recognized excellence and achievement in commercial real estate (CRE) by honoring industry leaders with the organization’s Catalyst, Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Leader, and Impact awards on Sept. 22 and 23 at the 2022 CREW Network Convention in Chicago.

The Circle of Excellence award recognizes individuals and companies who consistently deliver excellence and whose efforts advance the CRE industry and show support for our mission. Inductees demonstrate excellence, integrity, and innovation, and serve as thought leaders, change agents and champions of diversity.

“The 2022 Circle of Excellence honoree is B. Diane Butler, long-time CREW member, leader, advocate, mentor, and donor. Regarded as an expert and trailblazer in her field of valuation, she co-founded Butler Burgher Group (BBG) in 1992. Under her leadership, BBG became the fastest-growing, independent CRE valuation and consulting firm in the U.S.  Butler joined CREW in 1994, serving CREW Dallas in many leadership capacities. She was CREW Network President in 2012 and a CREW Network Distinguished Leader in 2014. In addition, Butler is a Champion Founder of the CREW Network Foundation Scholarship Endowment and a CREW Visionary.”

Butler, Hunt and Backes Receive Commercial Real Estate Accolades

Diane Butler received the Michael F. McAuley Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors on October 6, 2021, at Dallas Country Club.

“This recognition is presented to an individual who has dedicated countless hours of personal effort to their community, to professional organizations committed to the real estate industry and charitable pursuits during their professional real estate career,” the organization said. “Additionally, the award recognizes the individual’s commitment to promoting integrity, honesty, reciprocation and professionalism throughout their commercial real estate career.”

Also, the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame, in cooperation with the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, inducted Ray L. Hunt, executive chairman of Hunt Consolidated Inc., and Leon J. Backes, founder and chief executive officer of Provident Realty Advisors, Inc., into the Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.

Diane Butler Again Recognized Among D CEO’s Dallas 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders

Diane Butler was again named to D CEO’s Dallas 500 list of the most powerful and influential business leaders in North Texas. The 2023 Dallas 500 is a special edition of D CEO, the regional business publication of D Magazine. It features top executives in more than 60 categories and provides a personal, engaging look at the “leaders who make Dallas-Fort Worth’s economy tick.” Unprecedented in scope, the Dallas 500 is the region’s highly selective biographical database of the people who truly run Dallas-Fort Worth business, based on extensive contacts in North Texas business circles, hundreds of interviews and months of research. #DCEODallas500

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