C. Cooper Willis

Executive Vice President

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

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704.945.3401

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Biography

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.


Education

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


Affiliations

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

Retail
Life Company
$3,615,000.00
Dallas
GA
Retail
Life Company
$1,300,000.00
Ocilla
GA
Multifamily
Other
$566,000.00
Lubbock
TX
Retail
Life Company
$1,850,000.00
Pink Hill
NC
Multifamily
Other
$5,500,000.00
Charleston
SC
Retail
Life Company
$6,650,000.00
Columbia
SC
Retail
Life Company
$7,675,000.00
Lake City
FL
Multifamily
CMBS
$8,650,000.00
Spring Lake
NC
Multifamily
Agency
$9,500,000.00
Fairfiled
NJ
Multifamily
Other
$22,500,000.00
Fayetteville
NC
Retail
Life Company
$1,690,000.00
Fayetteville
NC
Multifamily
Life Company
$4,000,000.00
Charleston
SC
Retail
Life Company
$3,950,000.00
Cary
NC
Industrial
Life Company
$6,000,000.00
Pompano Beach
FL
Retail
Life Company
$1,500,000.00
Sanford
NC
Retail
Life Company
$3,300,000.00
Charlotte
NC
Retail
Life Company
$7,425,000.00
Reading
PA
Retail
Life Company
$1,010,000.00
Gastonia
NC
Multifamily
Life Company
$15,500,000.00
Carrboro
NC
Multifamily
Other
$10,000,000.00
Raleigh
NC
Retail
Life Company
$800,000.00
Americus
GA
Multifamily
Freddie
$1,250,000.00
Goose Creek
SC
Retail
Life Company
$2,900,000.00
Fuquay-Varina
NC
Retail
Life Company
$815,500.00
South Congaree
SC
Office
Life Company
$10,000,000.00
Sarasota
FL
Multifamily
Life Company
$44,300,000.00
Orlando
FL
Multifamily
Fannie
$26,812,000.00
Holly Springs
NC
Retail
Life Company
$4,900,000.00
Concord
NC
Industrial
Life Company
$1,200,000.00
Sarasota
FL
Multifamily
Freddie
$32,962,000.00
Durham
NC
Multifamily
Fannie
$18,309,000.00
Hanahan
SC
Industrial
Life Company
$3,700,000.00
Tempe
AZ
Multifamily
Life Company
$23,000,000.00
Ladson
SC