Craig Hall grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and was a prototypical entrepreneur at a young age
In the early 1980s, the company experienced a period of great growth
In 1986, banks and savings & loans (S&s) were dealing with growing defaults on real estate loans due to overbuilding.
After surviving the downturn, the company had a platform to begin growing again.
As Kathryn Walt Hall’s ambassadorship in Austria was coming to an end, the two purchased the Sacrache Vineyards in Napa Valley and entered the winemaking business.
Analysts, politicians and newscasters had for many years proclaimed that a downturn due to residential housing financing problems would be short-lived. As the name Great Recession would indicate, it turned out to be anything but.
In 2019, HALL Group opened the HALL Arts Hotel, part of the second phase of development in the Dallas Arts District. The 28-story HALL Arts Residences is scheduled to open in spring 2020. Preliminary plans for phase III of development will include a mixed-use project across the street from HALL Arts Hotel and Residences.