Mark W. Millis
Chairman and President
Mr. Millis is a graduate of the University of Houston with over thirty-five years of experience in commercial and residential real estate acquisition, development, construction, brokerage and management. He currently serves as the Chairman and President of The Millis Group Inc., Millis Management Corporation, Royal Valley Utilities, Inc., Trinity Construction and Bethany Homes, Inc. In addition, The Millis Group, Inc. serves as the general partner for many different limited partnerships.
Mr. Millis began his career as an analyst for a major land acquisition company in the early seventies. In 1986 he was responsible for forming Duddlesten Realty Advisors, Inc. and served as Vice President and Managing Director until 1992. The corporation was formed to provide analytical, financial and marketing advice to institutional clients owning income producing real property. The corporation successfully marketed over 300 million dollars of REO property in a five year period.
In 1992, Mr. Millis formed Millis Management Corporation (MMC) to serve as the general partner and construction manager for many different projects to follow. Some of these projects included a 40,000 square foot office/warehouse development which was leased to 100% occupancy and sold in 1996, a Galveston beachfront subdivision entitled “Half Moon Beach” and an exclusive residential subdivision containing acreage home sites entitled “Shiloh Lake Estates”.
In 1995, Royal Lakes Limited was created to develop "Royal Lakes Estates", a master planned residential community on 329 acres near Booth, Texas. In addition, Mr. Millis formed the construction division and acquired the heavy equipment and personnel necessary to complete the construction of the development. In 1996, Mr. Millis formed The Millis Group, Inc. to serve as the flagship entity and exlusive marketing agent for the various developments in the Millis portfolio. In 2004, Mr. Millis formed TMG Engineering, Inc. to provide civil engineering services for future developments. TMG Engineering, Inc. recently completed the conceptual land plan and final development plan for a master planned community entitled "Kingdom Heights" that will contain approximately 1,547 new homes and 22 acres of retail and commercial development on 597 acres of land. Other projects developed by The Millis Group, Inc. have been a three-story office building in Sugar Land, Texas, 'Sovereign Shores Estates", "The Retreat" and "Royal Lakes Manor" which are all prestigious privately gated estate home communities in the Sugar Land area of Texas.
Recentlly, The Millis Group, Inc. embarked on the acquistion, completion and sale of a townhouse project entitled "Emerald Palms Townhomes" in the medical center of Houston, Texas.
Mr. Millis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas and serves on the State Bar of Texas Lawyer's Grievance Committee. He speaks spanish fluently, is a commerical multi-engine and instrument rated aircraft pilot and serves on many different Boards for various corporations and local and civic associations. He is a devout Christian and is very supportive of his wife and four children.