About Wills Companies

In 1992, Trey and Tim Wills, third-generation real estate developers, formed the current iteration of Wills Companies, a multi-faceted real estate development firm, based in the Washington D.C. area.  The Wills Companies Team has executed more than a billion dollars in real estate transactions.  They are adept at taking a project from entitlement through stabilization, delivering value-added acquisitions in all asset classes.

What We Do

Wills Companies has extensive experience in the development of single-family, multi-family, student housing, retail, office, commercial, historical, educational, mixed-use, as well as the purchase, improvement and sale of raw land.   We coordinate and execute all aspects of the process including market and feasibility analysis, financing, contract negotiations, construction planning and management, asset management, leasing and property management.  We are a third-generation real estate developer who has the intuition backed by the expertise to target opportunities that preserve and expand financial returns for our investors.

Wills Companies success stems from the dedication of our experienced team in maintaining a high standard of business practices such as honesty, integrity, loyalty, leadership, fairness, caring and respect for others and the law while aggressively seeking out new opportunities.   We work hard to maintain healthy working relationships with industry-leading, third-party partners.

Wills Companies is headquartered in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area with most of our current projects located in the Mid-Atlantic States, New England, Texas, and select other national markets.


Recognizing positive trends in the student housing marketplace, Wills Companies formed Orion Student Housing with William Fideli Investments in 2012.  Since then, Orion has established itself as a leader in the Student Housing industry with several new projects in the pipeline.

Building on the success of Orion Student Housing, Wills Companies formed Gemini Real Estate Partners to develop Class-A apartment communities in North Carolina with two projects comprising 574 units in pre-development.

Property Management

Potomac Property Management (PPM), has achieved a high level of management competence in both commercial and residential property management in the Washington Metropolitan area.  The foundation of PPM’s success includes the implementation of a comprehensive program of income management, expense minimization, customer service and the proven ability to recognize and capitalize on income opportunities.  PPM manages Wills Companies’ local commercial and residential assets.

“Enabled by the trust and vision of our investors as well as the combined efforts of our highly qualified acquisition & development, construction, and property management teams, we are proud to report an outstanding performance record.

Recognizing that real estate opportunities are constantly changing and emerging from new directions, we have formed a decentralized management team for a quick and efficient response to any trend that provides us flexibility and a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Our vision for the continued growth and success of Wills Companies is firmly rooted in the importance we place on maintaining high standards of integrity in our company, in our business relationships, and in our industry.”

– Philip R. “Trey” Wills, III & Timothy B. Wills