Background & ExperienceMr. Willis is a 6th Generation Arizonan and Senior Vice President at Sun Commercial Real Estate in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Willis began his commercial real estate and land development career in 1999 as a senior in high school specializing in land sales but eventually branched out to all specialties in commercial real estate. Since its creation in 1989 Willis Property Company has brokered in excess of $1.5 billion worth of commercial real estate assets and has assisted in the planning, engineering and development of several dozen master-planned communities (+/- 30,000 residential lots), commercial office and retail developments in the Phoenix Metro Area and Pinal County. The flagship development that Willis Property Company assisted in the development of as well as brokered was the Spectrum at Val Vista Masterplan in Gilbert, AZ, one of the Phoenix Business Journals Top Master Planned Communities. Spectrum at Val Vista is a 1,600+ acre development that included 16 residential subdivisions, San Tan Motorplex AutoMall, Val Vista Square, Medical Plaza at Spectrum and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Hospital Campus. In 2011 Mr. Willis began representing Sorenson Group Management, a multi-billion dollar corporation based in Salt Lake City, in the partial disposition of their $701 million structured portfolio acquisition from the FDIC. In Las Vegas, Mr. Willis predominantly specializes in Las Vegas Strip brokerage and investment.
Mr. Willis is the Executive Vice President of Legacy Sports, LLC, a $193 million, 374 acre sports training and entertainment facility in Metro Phoenix. Scheduled to open 1st quarter of 2019, this venue will be the largest family sports and entertainment parks in the Western United States, second largest in the nation and will host many local, national and international sporting events. His development team is currently in the process of developing similar facilities in Texas, Utah, New Mexico and Nevada.
Mr. Willis is one of the leading real estate instructors at the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business in Scottsdale, AZ and has been teaching the commercial real estate continuing education curriculum and the licensing courses since 2009. He was the youngest instructor in the school’s 45 year history and was awarded Instructor of the Year in 2014.
Mr. Willis has been active politically in many local, state and national elections in Arizona with fund raising. He is on the National Advisory Board for Turning Point USA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government and has over 1000 chapters across the country on every major university campus. Mr. Willis is an Eagle Scout and has been active supporter and fund-raiser of the Boy Scouts of America.
Professional Affiliations & DesignationsICSC Member