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Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.

Next Meeting:

Monday, August 8th | RSVP

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Maggiano’s
5:30 p.m. Appetizers and Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Program

Dallas Midtown: Land-Recycling on Steroids

Beck Ventures’ Ambitious Plan for Redeveloping The Valley View Mall Area

Featured Speaker:
Scott N. Beck, CEO/President, Beck Ventures, Inc.

Urban planners love to extoll the virtues of infill–recycling land as a tool to limit urban sprawl, increase the tax rolls, eliminate blight, and create job and housing opportunities. However, infill also has many detractors who claim it causes more congestion and pollution, overloads city services, leads to gentrification, and is responsible for a host of other evils. So what makes Beck Ventures’ principals think they can successfully complete the enormously complex, 430-acre Dallas Midtown project, which includes the $4 billion redevelopment of Valley View Mall? And even if they can, do we want it, at least as currently envisioned? Come to hear an in-depth presentation from Scott Beck and draw your own conclusions.

About the Speaker

Prior to joining Beck Ventures, Scott Beck worked at some of the top financial institutions in the country, including JP Morgan Chase, SG Cowen, and Ernst & Young. He has helped finance billions of dollars’ worth of high-profile projects throughout the country, including the development and design of Trophy Club, a 2,400-acre master planned town just outside of Dallas. Beck Ventures is also focused on the $200M Trophy Club Town Center. Legacy projects are Scott’s passion, hence his vision for Dallas Midtown.

Scott received a Masters of Accounting from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also completed his B.B.A. He is a member of the board of directors of United Texas Bank and also serves on the boards of various educational and charitable organizations, including the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Greenhill School Alumni and Chai House. In addition, Scott chairs the Priya Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.


Guests are always welcome. We request a per-guest fee of $15. If a guest joins as a member on the day he/she attends a meeting, the $15 fee is credited against the dues fee. Annual Memberships are $75 per person or $130 per couple. Please RSVP Here

Maggiano’s, Northpark, 8687 N Central Expy, Suite 205, Dallas, TX 75225-4499 / Phone: 214-360-0707

Meeting is on the 2nd floor; a receptionist will direct you to the room. Surface, garage and valet parking are available. Maggiano’s entrance is on the south side of the mall. You can also enter from inside the mall.


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