C. Cooper Willis

Executive Vice President

200 South College Street | Suite 1520 | Charlotte, NC 28202

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Cooper has more than 31 years of commercial real estate experience as both a finance professional and investor. Prior to its combination with Bellwether Enterprise in June of 2015, Cooper was President and Co-Owner of Capital Advisors, Inc., a mortgage banking firm headquartered in Charlotte with eight offices throughout the southeast. Cooper had been with Capital Advisors since the firm’s inception in 1994. Prior to Capital Advisors, Cooper was with First Union Mortgage Corporation (formerly the Cameron Brown Company).

During his career, Cooper has originated more than 565 transactions totaling more than $4.0 billion and has been the recipient of numerous production awards, including being named the top mortgage banker in the country for multiple insurance companies. In addition to his responsibilities at Bellwether Enterprise, Cooper is President of Atlantic Beach, Incorporated, a 77-year-old real estate investment company.


North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management,B.A. Business Management (Finance and Marketing) – 1991

Executive Education

Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program (190) – 2016


N.C. State, Poole College of Management Advisory Board, Current Member

Advisory Boards/Councils for One America, Prudential, & Southern Farm Bureau

Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Former Member

Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of North Carolina

Various civic and charitable board positions

Recent Transactions

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