Lucy Burns began her career at Lehman Brothers in New York City where she worked in Private Client Services. From there she transitioned into real estate as the head of investments for Groupe Arnault in the United States.
In 2006 Lucy joined The Ratkovich Company in Los Angeles where she managed the renovation of a 500,000 square foot high rise on Wilshire Boulevard. The role involved oversight and management of the complete replacement of the building’s central plant, asbestos abatement, common area upgrades and a $5 million lobby renovation. Mrs. Burns also handled lease negotiation, asset positioning, partnership relationships, and property management.
In 2008 Lucy entered the family real estate business, where she manages Billingsley Company’s office and single-family property portfolios.
“It is a thrill as a parent to see your child as a talent. But better than that is to have them come join your team as a leader focused on creating a significant company for the next 50 years,” remarked Lucy Billingsley, Partner and Co-founder. “Now I have to really start delivering results because I have to live up to a higher standard.”
Lucy has her Master’s of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Davidson College. She is on the Board of Directors for Downtown Dallas, Inc. and 2 TIF Boards, and is a member of the Associate Council of the McCombs School of Business Real Estate Finance and Investment Council.