When Warren Buffet offers the opening tribute (albeit by way of video), you recognize it’s not your typical awards luncheon. The enterprise magnate’s quick however candy message — “Go Cowboys, Go Allie Beth” — set the tone for final Thursday’s sold-out occasion honoring actual property matriarch Allie Beth Allman, the recipient of Dallas Enterprise Journal’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
“It was time,” mentioned DBJ Market President and Writer Ollie Chandhok. “The sorority of honorees who’ve had impression and affect is critical. And there’s nobody higher than Allie Beth Allman.”
The gang packing the Fairmont Dallas Regency ballroom was clearly in settlement. The adulation was overwhelming. Brokers, young and old, established and up-and-coming, had been available to cheer on the girl who helped form their careers—to not point out, made lots of them millionaires.
Buffet, whose firm Berkshire Hathaway acquired Allie Beth & Associates for an undisclosed sum in 2015, wasn’t the one high-profile well-wisher. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman was available to introduce Allman.
“Allie Beth has a particular present of creating folks really feel particular and really feel beloved.”
“That’s a part of why she’s nearly as good as she is at what she does inside her occupation,” mentioned the NFL Corridor-of-Famer.
The video tribute additionally included former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. “You recognize what story I’m going to inform,” he mentioned, recalling the time he and his spouse Brill had been home searching in Dallas. “She met me at 9 p.m. on 4 consecutive nights.”
Seems, at one exhibiting, Garrett had a query and was calling our “Allie Beth! Allie Beth!” to no response.
“I discovered her laying on her again, sleeping on the kitchen counter. It’s a fantastic instance of her exhausting work and the worth she locations on friendship and relationships.”
George and Laura Bush are additionally clients-turned-friends. “Allie Beth is a legend in actual property,” mentioned the previous First Woman. “She’s helped hundreds of individuals in Dallas discover houses.”
After closing on the Bushes’ Daria Place dwelling in December 2008, Allman delivered the keys to the White Home.
The Allie Beth staff continues to excel. As reported in CandyDirt.com, the agency racked up greater than $3.8 billion in gross sales in 2021.
Taking the stage to simply accept the Lifetime Award, Allman credited her three “guiding lights”: Roots, respect, and duty.
“You need to give respect to obtain it,” she mentioned. As for the latter: “The tougher you’re employed, the luckier you get.”
Allie Beth agent Christine McKenny known as Allman a “function mannequin, for me and so many. This honor is nicely deserved. She is THE BEST within the enterprise!”
Veteran Realtor Karen Luter, a long-time affiliate, and even longer buddy, summed it up this fashion: “Allie Beth thrives on the artwork of the deal. She loves negotiating, and the completion of each transaction.
“I’ve by no means heard her say something is hard or tiring,” she added. When everyone’s joyful, she’s energized. It’s what retains her going.”