Our Story

Since our founding in 1999, ComCap Partners has been committed to revitalizing neighborhoods, driving economic development and creating sustainable communities throughout the Mid-South.

A Legacy Continued

A Legacy ContinuedSince 1999, ComCap Partners has worked to revitalize neighborhoods, drive economic development, and create sustainable communities in the Mid-South through quality affordable housing and comprehensive community development. After spending eight years in public finance at a large investment firm, President and Founder, Archie Willis III, desired to “return to his roots” in affordable housing and community development, where he spent the formative years of his career working with his father, the late A.W. Willis, Jr. Inspired by his father’s entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to improve the housing conditions and development opportunities in disinvested communities in Memphis, Archie founded Community Capital (dba ComCap Partners). He believed that his blend of expertise and industry connections could help find financing solutions for nonprofit and community-based organizations that often struggled to secure financial support. He also felt it was necessary to have minority representation in an industry that is dedicating to serving mostly minority communities.

Branching Out

Branching OutIn 1999, ComCap embarked on a journey that would lead to two decades of affordable housing and community development experience. The firm partnered with local developers and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to redevelop blighted public housing complexes, Hurt Village and Lauderdale Court, into affordable and mixed-income housing units as part of the Uptown Memphis development. Since then, through partnerships with local and national developers, ComCap has developed over 1,100 units of affordable and mixed-income housing and provided development consulting and financial advisory services for over 4,100 units of affordable housing.

Looking to expand the firm’s services to include municipal finance, Archie invited Pamela Clary to lead ComCap’s municipal finance practice in 2003. Pamela served as municipal financial advisor for numerous governmental entities in the issuance of more than $11 billion in tax-exempt and taxable bonds. Pamela led the firm’s municipal finance practice for 20 years until her retirement in 2022. During this time, Pamela was instrumental in the financing of several local landmarks including The FedExForm, Autozone Park, Renasant Convention Center, Bass Pro Shop at the Pyramid and Liberty Park.

Two Decades and Counting

Two Decades and Counting

Archie’s daughter and son have joined the firm to continue the family tradition.

Alexandra joined the ComCap team in 2018 to work with her father, after working for a national non-profit for several years. Today, Alexandra works as the Vice President of Development leading the firm’s various development projects.

Alan joined the firm in 2023 after working five years in the logistics industry. He is excited to join his father and sister and translate his experiences into the real estate industry.

ComCap Partners will celebrate 25 years of business in 2024. Although the company has evolved and grown in size and scope over the years, the mission has remained the same—to improve neighborhoods and communities through affordable housing, community development, and municipal projects.