A native New Yorker, Bill earned a BA in Psychology from Boston University and an MA in Sports Management from New York University. Prior to joining the firm, Bill was First Vice President at Chelsea Piers, a position he held for 9 years. As a senior member of the management team, he helped establish Chelsea Piers as the third largest tourist attraction in New York City, and a strong neighborhood amenity that increased real estate value in the surrounding area.
His commitment to community is as impressive as his professional credentials. He presently serves as Co-Chairperson of the Union Square Partnership, and Treasurer of The Village Alliance. He has served as Chairman of Community Board #8 in the Bronx for three years, where he was a driving force behind the creation of the 197-A plan, a system by which city agencies and local groups inspire area growth. Bill has been President of the Board of directors of the Riverdale YM-YWHA, and was past President of the Benjamin Franklin Reformed Democratic Club.
He is a recipient of a 2000 David Rockefeller Fellowship that helps develop top private sector leaders and engages them in New York City's public arena. Mayor Bloomberg appointed Bill to the Workforce Investment Board, where he served on the One Stop Committee. He has been selected several times as “Commander for the Day” by the Policeman's Association and “Principal for a Day” by PENCIL.
Bill was an adjunct professor at New York University, where he taught courses in Facility Management and Leadership and Management. Bill has owned a number of condos and co-ops in New York, and served as president of his condominium board for over five years. He has done numerous residential and commercial deals, serving on Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) Residential Rental Committee, and REBNY’s Retail Committees.