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Welcome! Guess What . . .
You deserve the highest standard of service . . .
And that's what you'll get.
You should enjoy a private-banking, concierge level of service. What does that mean? Each client is treated as unique, special, and valued. No detail is too small. No request is too trivial. Full attention to the transaction is a given. Full information and service to the client is a must. Accomplishing the client's goal is paramount, whether it is to sell quickly or to buy the ideal property, in each case at the best price for the client -- and on terms that protect the client's interests along the way and after closing.
How will you benefit?
Value. You’ll have someone at your side who will add value to your side of the transaction.
Peace of mind. Your interests are always first. Make the deal, if one can be made, and “max protect” the client.
Confidence. You know every aspect of the transaction will be understood, discussed, and handled satisfactorily through documentation, due diligence, and active involvement to eliminate problems and create value. For sellers, maximum exposure to the market and potential buyers (worldwide, for luxury portfolio properties). For buyers, understanding the market, viewing a range of properties, and acting quickly to lock down the selected property.
Enjoyment. You’ll have an advisor and fiduciary “partner” with deep and broad real-estate experience who elevates brokerage to an exceptional-service standard. From big-picture, creative thinking to the numerous details, you’re covered. Instead of worrying if you made the right decision, you’ll be in the know and celebrating a successful outcome.
I'm a real-estate broker and an attorney (licensed in Alabama, Texas, and Mississippi). I was formerly a partner in the Finance and Real Estate Group of Baker Botts LLP, a top global law firm headquartered in Houston. I then maintained my own practice, representing high-net worth individuals, partnerships, and companies in real estate and other transactions. I also represented these and similar clients, as a broker and advisor, in the acquisition, improvement, management, and disposition of large and high-value ranches and properties.
My legal and brokerage experience spans a broad range of residential, land, and commercial development and investment. I was the lead attorney for a Fortune 500 corporation in the acquisition of a country club and conference center and the assemblage of surrounding land tracts for a master-planned residential community, totaling over 4,000 acres and $100,000,000 of initial capital investment. I had a principal role in all phases of transactional work for a national/global real-estate company, including permanent financings and equity investments with institutional investors, phased development of large-scale office and industrial parks, and leasing. I have sourced, negotiated, performed due diligence on, closed, consulted on value-enhancing improvements for, and sold numerous high-value properties, as a fiduciary advisor to individuals and private entities. I have also represented private oil and gas development companies, mineral companies, and frac-sand companies, as well as sourced and brokered mineral and non-op assets. The average price point of the properties I've brokered (Texas and Alabama combined) is about $2.5MM.
I grew up in a farming family, on pancake-flat delta land near the Mississippi River, three miles south of a one-stoplight town. My wife, Nancy, grew up “big-city” (Dallas) but has long since seen the light. We have a passion for everything Southern, including the history, architecture, landscapes, music, and food. [I even like kudzu, because seeing it blanketing the trees and bayous as a young child meant we were almost to Granny's and Granddaddy's house in Natchez.] Most of all, we love the culture and the people. We love the slightly slower pace, the focus on family, the extra dose of friendly, and the disposition to be just a little happier.
I’m also a writer (fiction, non-fiction, and copywriting). My most recent books are Walking With God – How a Simple, Daily Habit Can Change Your Life (Christian Living/Inspirational) and Tales From The River (33 short stories, for all ages). I am also the author of the Ghost Eagles action-adventure series for young adults.
We try to laugh as much as possible, and we thank God daily for His amazing blessings in our lives.
I welcome your call or email – whether you’re ready to buy or sell, would like information on the market or a property, or just want to talk about anything Southern.
Note: if you are moving out of our area, or you know others who are moving (regardless of the move-from or move-to locations), I can put you or them in touch with a leading real-estate company (and agent who specializes in relocations) in that market, through Bellator's membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Contact me, and I'll set it up for you. One less thing to worry about when moving!
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with high honors
Cambridge University (Queens' College), international law studies
Vanderbilt University, B.A., Business Administration and English
McCallie School, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Current active licenses:
Alabama - Broker
Alabama - Attorney
Texas - Attorney
Current inactive licenses:
Mississippi – Broker
Mississippi - Attorney