Director - Real Estate Strategies & Development

Bill is responsible for formulating and implementing Microsoft’s main campus refresh initiative, consisting of 502 acres (203 hectares) of campus setting and 14 Million SF (1.3 million meters sq.) of work place and support spaces.  The program will deliver an environment that enables Microsoft employees to do their best innovative work.

As a senior real estate executive, Bill possesses 22 years of achievements in real estate development and finance, project development and execution, acquisitions, campus planning and engineering in both public sector and major real estate development companies. He directly managed highly visible and key development projects involving complex equity groups and financing in the 11 major markets in the US as well as implementing strategies for development operations internationally.

Bill holds a Master in Urban Planning from Harvard University, a customized multidisciplinary program consisting of studies from Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Kennedy School of Government, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Bill also has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Bucknell University.

In his free time, Bill enjoys an intense squash match, hiking, and pays green fees to perform gruesome landscape work on the world’s finest golf courses.

Speaking at the Following:

Jun 5

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Genius – Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructure, Smart Real Estate

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Hennessy Room, Level 7, Conrad Hong Kong

With more Asian cities now looking to go smart, what does this mean for the evolution of urban environments across the region?

Jun 6

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Office – The Rise of Co-working Space : Boon or Bane?

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM
Grand Ballroom, Lower Lobby, Conrad Hong Kong

The Great Debate - the Disruptor and the Disrupted. In this Oxford-style debate, industry speakers take opposing positions on how different real estate sectors are being disrupted. The debaters argue the motions, the moderator cross examines, we poll the audience, and the speakers try to sway opinions. It will be a fast-paced, fun, and engaging look at how the world of real estate is constantly changing, and how market leaders and innovators try to keep up. This debate looks at the office workspace.