Dick Weekley

Dick Weekley is a native Houstonian, businessman and philanthropist. He founded Weekley Properties, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, in Houston in 1973. Along with his brother, David, he co- founded David Weekley Homes in 1976, the largest privately-owned homebuilding company in the country with 2017 revenues of $2 billion. Dick and David Weekley also founded Weekley Development Co., which develops and operates shopping centers and other real estate investments in Houston.

Dick has been active in civic and community affairs, including as a member of the Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors Executive Committee, and a life board member of the Metropolitan YMCA, where he formerly served as chairman. He is also a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council, which recognized him with the inaugural Richard W. Weekley Public Policy Leadership Award in 2014. Dick is also a former board member of the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Governor's Business Council.

Dick co-founded Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) in 1994, a statewide tort reform advocacy organization dedicated to bringing fairness and balance back to Texas' civil justice system. In that time, TLR has helped pass the most comprehensive lawsuit reforms in the country. He is also co-founder and president of the Quality of Life Coalition of Houston, co-founder of two education reform organizations and Houstonians for Responsible Growth, as well as several other non-profit organizations.

Dick attended Southern Methodist University, where he graduated in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2016. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam and then with the Flag Staff of the Commander of Amphibious Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Dick is married to Margaret Neuhaus Weekley, and is the father of three children and a grandfather of four.


Dick Weekley is the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards recipient from the SMU Alumni Board

The Distinguished Alumni Awards recipient Richard W. Weekley '67 presentation. The Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony recognizes extraordinary achievement, outstanding character and good citizenship in an event hosted by President R. Gerald Turner and the SMU Alumni Board. Held on the historic Main Quadrangle in front of Dallas Hall on the SMU campus on November 3, 2016.


TBLC Honors Dick Weekley

On April 17, 2014, the Texas Business Leadership Council awarded TLR CEO Dick Weekley the Public Policy Leadership Award for his outstanding contributions to Texas.


Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack said naming the center for the Weekleys was a fitting tribute to their contributions to the Greater Houston area.

"This is a family that is instrumental in doing great things in the Houston-Harris County area," Radack said. "This is a unique family who is always willing to step up and help in many different causes."

Weekley, who serves on the board of directors for the Greater Houston Partnership, founded Weekley Properties in the early 1970s and has been active in other areas of the city and county, such as Hermann Park, the DePelchin Children's Center, Park People and Trees for Houston.

Dick Weekley Talks Tort Reform at O’Neil Lecture

Dick Weekley, at Thursday’s William J. O’Neil Lecture, SMU alum shared with students how media affects business. Weekley is the brains behind commercial real estate brokerage firm Weekley Properties and co-founder of privately owned, single-family home building company Weekley Homes, which operates out of Houston.

But it was a project closer to his heart that Weekley spoke about at the lecture...


Reformers Still Can Make a Difference

Dick Weekley looked anguished on the eve of his most important political moment. Within 24 hours, the Texas House would consider four of the 11 tort reform proposals the Houston businessman had been promoting, day in and day out, for five months.

A look of concern, perhaps a tinge of panic, swept his angular face. The developer had been pulled away from his late, late dinner, learning that a high-level tort reform meeting was occurring with House leaders. He was not included; trial lawyers were there. What did that mean?


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