It is impossible to put into words the obstacles and undercurrents of Corpus Christi politics that Trademark and the Smith/Bevly partnership had to overcome to make the redevelopment project happen. Had it not been for Bill Morris leading the way for Trademark Properties, the deal would have never been done. Numerous times during the negotiations, many members of Trademark were ready to give up and some had; but Bill Morris never gave up. His tenacity, honesty and perseverance enabled this redevelopment project to come to fruition. Without him, I don’t believe we would be where we are today.

The Smith/Bevly families were able to save their investment and see it rise to the next level thanks to Trademark’s supervision. We will be forever indebted to Bill Morris for his efforts under very trying circumstances and seemingly insurmountable odds. Bill gave his word that he would do his best to get the deal done and he did. It has been a win-win for all of us.