As Managing Partner of Renaissance Capital Group, LLC; David Willis has consulted or developed over $450 million in new real estate development/construction. RCG specializes in Mixed-Use Retail Developments, Sports Facilities, Hotels, Condominiums, Apartments, Senior Housing, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Adult Day Care Facilities.

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Mr. Willis has over 11 years of experience with HUD loan programs in the capacity as a developer, consultant to developers in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. He has worked extensively in the HUD 221-d-4 loan program for Multifamily and the HUD 232 Loan Program for Assisted Living. In 2008 was a key consultant in the largest HUD 221-d-4 Transfer of Physical Assets in the history of Oklahoma, a total of $138 Million dollars.

He currently serves on two South Dallas steering committees for neighborhood transformation in districts 4 and 8. The Fair Park/MLK Boulevard Neighborhood Steering Committee and District 8 Neighborhood Steering Committee for South Dallas, which covered the Southwest Center Mall and Camp Wisdom area.

David grew up in West Texas, where he attended West Texas State University and was hired as the youngest Head Men/Women Track Coach in Division 1 at age of 26. He was a teacher in the Physical Education Department; he received a Bachelor of Science Degree from West Texas A&M University and is a Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, where he served as Founder/President of the Chapter for two years as an undergraduate. In 2013 was elected to the West Texas A&M University National Alumni Board of Directors, where he serves as President Elect and was named to Who’s Who in Black Dallas in 2012.

David L. Willis
DAVID L. WILLIS

Darryl Thornton was most recently the Vice President of Human Resources and Security for The Dallas Morning News. His professional leadership experience includes senior management positions with various companies including the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the Associates First Capital Corporation, Frito-Lay Inc., and Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Thornton has held leadership positions on various Boards in the DFW community including the YMCA, the Plano Economic Development Board, Dallas Urban League, United Negro College Fund of Dallas, Big Brothers and Sisters of Dallas County, life member of Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and a life member and former National Board Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He has also served on the boards of The Dallas Morning News Charities and the CMBC Learning Center.

A graduate of the University of North Texas, Thornton continues to be involved at his alma mater having served on the Access and Equity Committee, currently serving on the College of Business Administration’s Advisory Board, the Human Resources Partnership board and as an Honorary Co-chair for the 50th Anniversary of Desegregation. His Executive Education includes the UNC– Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Thornton has been recognized by The Minority Business News of Texas as an Influential African American in Texas, the Texas Diversity Council for Diversity Leadership and former Governor Ann Richards for his civic and community leadership, and has received a number of awards including the 2005 University of North Texas Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Business Administration, and the Dallas Urban League Guild's 21st Century's Most Promising Leader. He has served as President of the Minority Human Resources Association, and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. His professional affiliations also include the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association, Dallas Human Resources Management Association and the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources.

Living a quality lifestyle, Thornton’s personal mission is to be the best Christian, husband, father, leader and role model possible. He has chosen to make a difference and demonstrated his leadership ability through his organizational affiliations and his dedicated involvement in the Dallas community.

His latest accomplishment is his recently published book, Enough is Enough: A Wake up Call to Men.

Darryl and his wife Yvonne have three sons, Frederick, Joshua, and Micah.

Daryl Thornton
DARRYL G. THORNTON, SPHR

Patrick J. Davis, President and Broker of Pat Davis Properties, has been an active broker in the commercial real estate industry in Texas since 1980. Prior to forming Pat Davis Properties, he worked for a commercial real estate and apartment development company in Dallas, Texas. He then returned to Amarillo, Texas in 1984 to partner with his father and brother in the brokerage, leasing and management of commercial properties.

In 1989, Pat expanded his representation of commercial real estate for insurance companies such as Travelers Insurance Company, Lincoln National Life as well as financial institutions such as the RTC, First National Bank, Security Federal Savings and American Savings with the opening of Pat Davis Properties, a full-service commercial real estate firm. Within a few years, Pat Davis Properties became one of the largest commercial real estate firms in Amarillo, Texas and the surrounding area. In 1995, Pat along with several investor partners, began to acquire commercial properties in the Amarillo area. Pat currently owns and manages over 450,000 square feet of commercial properties in the Amarillo area. With years of service to the area's real estate needs, Pat Davis Properties provides an intimate knowledge of the Amarillo market and the people who live and work within it. In Amarillo, Pat has also leased to and/or developed commercial properties for many local tenants as well as national companies, such as:

  • Atmos Energy
  • Philcon Oil and Gas
  • Northern Natural Gas
  • Rent-A-Center Corporation
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Family Medicine Centers
  • GSA
  • Women’s Healthcare Associates
  • Harrington Foundation
  • Amarillo Pathology Associates
  • Cargill Corporation
  • Universal Health Services
  • NTS Communications
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Verdugo Energy
  • Travelers Insurance Company
  • Amarillo Economic Development Corporation
  • Morris Communications
  • Upshaw Insurance
  • Verizon
  • Jack B. Kelly Company
  • Progressive Step Corporation
  • Texas Tech University
  • U.S. Physical Therapy
  • Pella Windows of Texas
  • Laboratory Corporation of America
  • Regents Health Network
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Clifton, Gunderson
  • Merrill, Lynch
  • A. G. Edwards
  • Wachovia
  • Edward Jones
  • Dish Network
  • Equis
  • Carquest
  • J P Morgan Chase
  • NAI Global

  • In 2000, Pat again expanded his representation of commercial properties by acquiring additional commercial properties in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 2000, he and his partners have acquired over $20,000,000 and 350,000 square feet of industrial and office properties in Phoenix and the surrounding submarkets of Tempe and Chandler. In Phoenix, Pat has also leased to and/or developed commercial properties for many local as well as national companies , such as:

  • Maricopa County
  • Maxim Corporation
  • Arizona Newspaper Association
  • Cavco Industries

  • In 2006, Pat expanded again into the Dallas, Texas market with acquiring two office properties totaling $8,400,000 in the Richardson and Arlington submarkets of Dallas. In the Dallas area, Pat has also lease to and/or developed commercial properties for many local as well as national companies, such as:

  • Schrickel, Rollins and Associates Engineers
  • Heroes for Children
  • VLK Architects
  • Crescent Systems
  • Primerica
  • Vail & Knauth
  • Christian Information Systems
  • Upshaw Insurance
  • Monta Vista Software
  • Medac, Inc.
  • Paladini Financial
  • GRW, Inc.
  • APS Security
  • Courtesy Nissan of Richardson

  • Business Affiliations:
  • North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors
  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited Businesses
  • Panhandle Private Industry Council (Past Board Chairman)
  • Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
  • Amarillo Chamber of Commerce / Business Committee (Past Board Member)
  • Institute for Certified Financial Planners (CFP)
  • Leadership Amarillo (Past Board Member)
  • Leadership Amarillo Alumni
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1984
  • Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Industry, 1992

  • Pat Davis and Pat Davis Properties provides personalized brokerage, property management, leasing and development services for all types of commercial property, including office buildings, industrial, retail properties and commercial development projects. Pat brings experience and personal attention to provide solutions to today’s complex real estate challenges.

    Pat Davis
    PAT DAVIS

    Matthew Cragun, currently a partner at Cumulus Design, has consulted on or developed a wide range of project over the last 15 years. These projects range from large sport facilities, Banking centers and high-rise developments or redevelopments.

    Matt grew up in Panama as well as Oklahoma, where he attended Oklahoma State University and earned a degree in Civil Engineering. He has gone on to get it his Professional Engineering license. He is currently licensed in several states cross the region, which has allowed him to work of a wide variety of project across the central region of the country including over 600 commercial developments.

    Active in his community, Matt currently serves as the Treasurer of his homeowners association. He also volunteers regularly with groups like the Boy Scout of America and other organizations and he is a longtime member of the Yellowstone association.

    Matt Cragun
    MATT CRAGUN