Principals

Al Clay

Al Clay

Al Clay has over 30 years experience in the financing and development of commercial real estate. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1965 with an accounting degree and went on to the University of Texas to earn a Masters of Business Administration and later, his CPA designation. After five years in public accounting, and a 3 year run with Somerblink-Goldman, he started C-3 Realty Services to focus on commercial real estate and financial brokerage. While at C-3 he has brokered over $130 million in commercial loans and participated in 28 separate real estate sales totaling over $110 million. Al's key role at Clay is to oversee all financial matters pertaining to the organization.

Robert Clay

Robert Clay

Robert Clay has been in real estate since his graduation from Texas A&M in 1989. He began his career with United Equities, Inc., a medium sized industrial and retail firm in Houston, focusing on construction supervision, property management and leasing. After four years at United Equities, he moved on to Moody Rambin Interests, Inc. where his attentions were directed to project leasing and construction supervision. Robert’s key role at Clay is business development, project negotiation and project bidding.

Dee Sullivan

Dee Sullivan

Louis B. "Dee" Sullivan, III, joined Clay in early 2007. Prior to joining Clay, he was a senior partner with the Nathan Sommers law firm in Houston, Texas, representing both local and national real estate developers in all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisition, development, financing, leasing and partnership matters. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Finance, and the University of Houston Law Center, where he was an Associate Editor of the Houston Law Review. Dee’s primary role at Clay is to coordinate its legal affairs and to participate in all aspects of new projects including land acquisition, structuring of ownership/development entities, development issues, leasing, and construction and permanent financing for projects.

Bryan Christ

Bryan Christ

Bryan Christ, VP of Operations for CDC, has over 25 years of experience in the construction field. Prior to joining Clay in 2000, he worked as a Construction Manager for Williams Industries. Bryan has worked on projects as varied as regional restaurant & retail developments, office buildings and major industrial and distribution centers. Bryan’s key role at Clay is to oversee design and construction as well as the day-to-day operations.


Charlie Christ

Charlie Christ

Charlie Christ joined Clay in early 2007 with over 14 years of real estate experience. He began his career with United Equities Inc., focusing on construction supervision, leasing and development. After 6 years at United Equities, Charlie joined Boyd Page as a tenant rep broker for retailers such as CVS, 99 cent Only, and Children’s Learning Adventure. He also worked with developers including Crosswell Greenwood and Kimco leasing new projects as well as existing properties in their portfolios. Charlie’s role at Clay is to coordinate construction with clients, as well as business development, project negotiations, and project bidding.


Property Management

Gregg Gilliam

Gregg Gilliam

Gregg joined Clay Development as property manager in March of 2006 after leaving Gilliam Properties, a family owned commercial Real Estate company where he was involved in management and leasing. Gregg is now involved with the day to day management of all Clay owned properties consisting of over 2,500,000 sq. ft. in more than 60 properties as well as the management of all Clay developed business parks.