Bill is an urban visionary and strategist. Leading roles in development, advisory and non-profit organisations have given him a unique perspective and global network. urbanOvation is a community of diverse professionals provide insights and innovative solutions for corporate and government clients.
He started his career at IBM in Silicon Valley, moved to New York and then Paris as Director of Real Estate. Leading diverse projects in 20 countries sparked a lifelong interest in intersection of technology and the built environment. Senior advisory and asset management roles followed at Cushman & Wakefield and JMB Properties.
As Managing Director of Development at Disneyland Paris, Bill led the launch of the mixed-use community of Val d’Europe. He then founded Equinox Partners a real estate consultancy with offices in Paris, London and New York. He joined Korn Ferry as Senior Partner for real estate executive search in EMEA, providing clients with leadership and organizational solutions.
As Chief Executive of industry organisations ICSC and ULI in EMEA, Bill worked with industry leaders to understand the trends reshaping cities and the real estate industry, delivering thought leadership through events, research and advocacy.
Bill is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a member of the International Advisory Council University of Lisbon, School of Economics & Management. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a BSc in Architecture.