The Spirituality of Hospitality - Dupree Scovell - Defining Hospitality - Episode # 101

Today’s guest is an innovative industry leader, who is responsible for leading Woodbine's investment strategy across all asset types. Please welcome to the show, Dupree Scovell! Dupree is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Woodbine Development Corporation, and he joins the host Dan Ryan to share his view on hospitality and how his journey brought him to where he is now. 

  • For Dupree, hospitality comes from a deep spiritual state. It is something that can extend to everyone in every aspect of our lives. It’s not just something that you extend to someone staying in a guest room.
  • In any industry, you will never be able to go without some sort of conflict at some point. Even when that happens, it’s important to handle yourself by looking for common ground and make sure to avoid looking at it as a zero sum game.
  • There are 5 core values that Dupree’s company lives by; Relationships, Effort, Accountability, Conviction and Humility. At the end of the day, humility and relationships are the most important aspects for Dupree.
  • When looking ahead for your company, you want to consider what you are building for and what the ultimate goal is in the end. It’s not always about being the biggest company but sometimes it’s about enduring as a company.
  • If there is any sort of conflict within your company, you will end up going back to your values and those will help you determine the solution.
  • For the future, Dupree takes a methodical and intentional approach rather than letting what others are worrying about get to him and affect his view. 
  • If Dupree could go back in time to talk to his younger self, he would give him the advice that his identity isn’t just his grades or the sports he has played, but rather the person he is at his core. 

Quote of the Show:
2:39 “Hospitality is a deep spiritual value.”


Shout Outs:
06:27 Greg Massey
06:29 First United Bank
13:19 Hunt Companies
18:18 Trammell Crow
18:19 Bob Sulentic
18:26 CBRE
23:43 Hyatt
23:47 James Franque
27:35 Small Giants by Bo Burlingham
28:49 Paul Quinn College
28:57 Dr. Michael Sorrell
30:07 Dallas Independent School District
30:12 Hillcrest High School
31:19 Scovell Scholars

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