• Three former Baylor student-athletes find success in Waco commercial real estate

    Raynor Campbell, Clay Fuller and Gregg Glime

    Baylor sports fans who have driven around Waco recently have likely noticed some familiar names on signs outside buildings under construction, lots for sale, or other new developments heralding business growth in Waco.

    Raynor Campbell (BSEd ’10), Clay Fuller (BBA ’15) and Gregg Glime (BBA ’10) all spent time in green and gold on the baseball diamond or gridiron. When it came time to pursue their next phases of life, each of them chose to call Waco home, and each found their niche in real estate. Today, all three are partners with Waco’s Cromwell Commercial Group and play a meaningful role in commercial development and new business growth in their adopted hometown.

    As student-athletes, Campbell and Glime spent four years as teammates with the Baylor from 2007-10, helping lead the Bears to NCAA tournament appearances in three of those four years. Each earned all-Big 12 honors, was drafted (Campbell by the San Francisco Giants, Glime by the Florida Marlins), and played two years of professional ball before turning to real estate.

    Fuller took a different approach to Baylor Athletics than his colleagues. He actually considered coming to Baylor to play baseball in the same class as Campbell and Glime, but opted to pursue professional baseball when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels. After six seasons in the Angels organization, he came to Baylor to earn his degree and play football. A two-year starter at wide receiver for the Bears, Fuller enjoyed his best season in 2013 and was a key part of Baylor Football’s first two Big 12 championship teams in 2013 and ’14.

    After their playing days were over, all three found their way into commercial real estate. Much has been written about Waco’s growth over the last decade, and each was drawn by the chance play a role in what Fuller describes as a “community on the rise.” In January, they all joined forces as a part of the newly formed Cromwell Commercial Group, where they’re often reminded of their background as athletes.

    “We work with a lot of high-performing, good people,” says Glime. “I always said that my favorite thing about baseball was the locker room. There’s nothing better than being on a good team and sharing in the joys and camaraderie that come with that. I have that now, and we are in an industry that can throw you a different curveball every day. Figuring it out together and being a part of a winning team makes it easy to come to the office every single day.”

    Sic ’em, Raynor, Clay and Gregg!

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    * From a single hat to an entire company, Baylor alum’s company blossoms in Waco (July 2023)
    * Baylor grads roast nationally recognized coffee in Waco (July 2023)
    * Baylor alum builds community in Waco (and beyond) through cha (June 2023)