Dallas developer Mack Pogue has died at 89

Founded Lincoln Property Company with Trammell Crow as partner in 1965

Lincoln Property Founder Mack Pogue Dies at 89
Mack Pogue (Legacy.com, Getty)

Lincoln Property Company founder Mack Pogue died earlier this month at the age of 89. 

The well-known Dallas developer was born in Sulphur Springs in 1934. Between 1955 and 1957, he served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Upon his return, he graduated from Texas Tech University in 1959. 

Pogue got his start in real estate as a broker with Majors and Majors in Dallas in 1961. He formed Lincoln Property Company in 1965 in partnership with his mentor, Dallas developer Trammell Crow. Pogue bought out Crow’s share of the company in 1977. 

As chairman of Lincoln for more than 50 years, Pogue grew the operation into a global company with 35 offices around the world. Today, Lincoln’s combined management and leasing portfolio includes more than half a billion square feet of commercial space. 

With Pogue at the helm, Lincoln developed iconic commercial projects like Lincoln Centre in north Dallas and Ross tower in downtown Dallas, the Dallas Morning News wrote

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“Mack Pogue will be remembered as one of the most prolific and influential real estate leaders of our time,” said former Lincoln president Bill Duvall. “For those of us who were lucky enough to work closely with him as he built Lincoln Property Company, he will be remembered as an incredible partner, mentor and friend.”

Lincoln Property Company sold its residential arm to Canadian firm Cadillac Fairview. It was rebranded as Willow Bridge Property, an homage to the company’s first residential development: the Willow Creek Apartments on Walnut Hill Lane at Central Expressway. The company previously owned a 49 percent stake in Lincoln Property’s apartment development.     

Lincoln continues to develop commercial properties in North Texas and around the country. 

Pogue leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Jean Pogue; brother Jack; sons Blake and Blair; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson. His son Brent died at age 54 in 2019.

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