Trammell Crow, the famous US property entrepreneur, has died aged 94.

Crow began his career developing a single warehouse in Dallas in 1948, and went on to found one of the country’s biggest property companies.

His businesses helped shape cities including Dallas, San Francisco and Atlanta, and he was recognised in the US Congressional Record as the largest developer in the United States.

His eponymous company Trammell Crow, which turned into a services company, was bought by CB Richard Ellis in 2006.

As well as his property activities, Crow was a well-known philanthropist, supporting charities including tree-planting organisation, the National Tree Trust.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret, and their six children, as well as 16 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.