DDI’s VP of Public Safety Named to IDA Safety & Security Council


The International Downtown Association (IDA) has named Martin Cramer, our VP of Public Safety, chair of their Safety & Security Council as part of IDA’s Top Issues Councils.  Mr. Cramer will share his time and expertise to further industry knowledge on this topic.  Just this week, Mr. Cramer was in Long Beach at IDA’s West Coast Urban District Forum to talk about experiences and best practices related to the July 7th tragedy in Dallas.  Congratulations, Martin!

Best Real Estate Deals’ Lifetime Achievement winner has record of service

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This year, the Dallas Business Journal is pleased to honor John F. Crawford of Downtown Dallas, Inc. with a Lifetime Achievement Award, especially endowed with the title of “Public Service Award.” Crawford’s undeniable, palpable impact on the city of Dallas and the efforts he’s made to unite the area through his work led this year’s judges to create the “Public Service Award” distinction.

Crawford’s knowhow and positive attitude – he often espouses the saying, “The best is yet to come” – has led to a revitalization of Downtown Dallas with renewed efforts surrounding public safety, intentional branding and economic development.

In the past decade, Crawford has worked alongside the Mayor of Dallas and the Dallas Regional Chamber to coordinate corporate relocation and retention efforts, in addition to assisting in the facilitation of public-private partnerships and promoting residential, retail, and entertainment development.

Under his tenure at Downtown Dallas, Main Street Garden, Klyde Warren Park, and Belo Garden have opened, among other notable projects.

We look forward to honoring Crawford at this year’s awards event on April 20 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas.