A great introduction about Welcome Wilson Sr. and his accomplishments in the Houston Real Estate Industry.


Welcome Wilson Sr. Houston Real Estate Industry

And if you know me that’s also going to be kind of hard to do, because I like being up here.  So, let me tell you a little about Mr. Wilson Senior, he’s a very accomplished financial professional and CEO of real estate firms and his firms developed over 1000 apartment units, multiple shopping centers, downtown office buildings, several hotels and over 8000 sub-division lots.  He is currently the Chairman of GSL Wilson Group which owns 3 1/2 million sq. ft. of industrial and office buildings in Texas.  Mr. Wilson has been involved in real estate for over 50 years, let’s give him a round for that alone, I would like to take a moment to mention just a few of his positions and honors that have been bestowed upon him during his tenure.

In the 50’s he served in the Executive Office of the President in the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations as a 5 star director of Civil and Defense Mobilization, during the 60’s and 70’s he was chairman of the board of 2 Texas banks, Chairman and CEO of the American Stock Exchange and a 10% owner of the Houston Astros, is that a good investment, I don’t know, maybe back then.  In 1996 Mr. Wilson received the College of Business distinguish Alumnus Award from the University of Houston for 3 years ending in 2010 Mr. Welcome Wilson Sr. was Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Houston.  In 2011 he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Houston Technology Centre and more recently was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, last month he received a lifetime achievement award from the Houston Business Journal, everyone I give you Mr. Welcome Wilson Senior.



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“Welcome’s efforts as an entrepreneur have enriched the community, led to better lives for untold numbers of fellow Texans, and inspired generations of admirers and followers to do greater things. My hope is that through reading this book, you will come to know Welcome W. Wilson, Sr., as I have–as a brilliant businessman, a loving family man and a proud Houstonian.”

Rick Perry
Rick PerryUS Secretary of Energy & former Governor of Texas
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