Mr. Alley founded Con-Real in 1979 and was immediately joined by his brother and partner, Troy Alley. The company now has offices in Arlington, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, Atlanta, and San Francisco and performs a wide array of construction and real estate services for many Fortune 500 corporations and public entities nationwide. Con-Real was established with a mission to change the perception of African- American owned businesses in the Construction and Real Estate industry. Con-Real, despite being a privately held firm, has demonstrated its ability to collaborate with numerous publicly traded corporations such as American Airlines, Frito-Lay/ PepsiCo, Walmart, and CBRE. The firm is proud to have successfully completed over 3,000 projects.
Mr. Alley’s entrepreneur spirit has expanded to other related firms, including The Alley Group (TAG), a nationwide solution provider organization with clients such as Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo, PepsiCo, and Stanford University. Another related firm is Bravado LP, a real estate and hospitality development/ownership firm with an ownership relationship with Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International Hotels, and Wyham Hotels. Mr. Alley’s firms have participated as either the owner, developer, and/or contractor on over three hospitality developments in the City of Arlington. Through his vision, these entities have made remarkable growth and progress for over four decades. Mr. Alley’s breadth of leadership and understanding includes his involvement in both private and public entities by serving on various boards and steering committees. He was also appointed as the first African American entrepreneur to serve on the Board of Trustees at Southern Methodist University in their 100-year history.
Mr. Alley, a multi-talented individual, has been active in numerous capacities in the community as well. He serves as the co-founder of the Gerald and Candace Alley Family Foundation, which supports many organizations to help with the educational needs of underprivileged students from the kindergarten level to higher education. He is also a major sponsor and supporter of the Alley Scholars program, which has provided scholarships for over 300 students in several states.