Lynn Davis – Co-President, Chief Leasing & Development Officer
A commitment to her company and a steadfast resolve to help others achieve their dreams. This is how Fidelis Co-President and Chief Leasing & Development Officer Lynn Davis has changed the industry throughout her career.
After starting over three decades ago at Trammel Crow, Davis left in 2003 to co-found Fidelis. Since then, Fidelis has grown to approximately 20 million square feet and branched out to several sectors such as healthcare and residential, to name a few, making it one of the largest firms in Houston.
Fidelis has been nominated for multiple awards at the REDnews Real Estate Awards and was awarded the Landmark Award by the Houston Business Journal in 2019 for Davis’s five-year quest to bring a local supermarket to the tight-knit community of Meyerland.
What makes her company so successful? It goes back to building relationships.
“Whether personal or professional, relationships take work,” Davis said. “I’ve worked hard to be the kind of person you want to do business with. Many of those professional relationships have crossed into my personal life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Davis serves on the Executive Council of the McCombs School of Business Real Estate Finance and Investment Center and the Advisory Board for McCombs REIT Fund. She’s an active member of Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC) and a Life Member of both Texas Exes and the Legends Club.
Among her many esteemed awards, Davis was voted One of the Top 15 Women in Commercial Real Estate in 2012; One of the Top Houston Power Women by the Houston Business Journal in 2019; and named Woman of the Year at the REDnews Real Estate Awards in 2021.
But it’s not always smooth sailing, and building a business comes with its fair share of challenges—one of the greatest for many being maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
“While Fidelis is a very important part of my life, my family is most important,” Davis said. “Being a good wife, mother, and friend have always been very important to me, and I strive every day to be as successful at home as I am at work. Whenever possible, I do what I can to extend this luxury to my team, as well.”
Community engagement is another one of her values. In addition to the many organizations she’s a part of, she’s been an organizer for and a benefactor of an array of funds supporting various students and universities. Davis also acts as a mentor for future professionals by sharing the tools of the trade and imparting the knowledge necessary to succeed in the business.