Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Bill works with Minneapolis market leadership to continue to elevate Transwestern’s occupier, agency leasing and capital markets services offered to tenants, owners and investors in commercial real estate. He brings over 30 years of extensive commercial real estate leasing and sales experience to the brokerage divisions of Transwestern.  As Director of Brokerage Operations, Bill serves as an advocate for the brokerage and capital teams, assisting with the development of new business.  His proven record of success in cultivating lasting client relationships and providing strong project management services is a true asset to the Minneapolis team.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Bill has also served on a number of advisory boards, including the Minnesota chapter of NAIOP, the Minnesota Association of Commercial Realtors (MNCAR), and the Minnesota Commercial Property Exchange.  He currently serves on the board of Partnership Resources, an organization that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities.
 
Prior to joining Transwestern in 2019, Bill worked for Colliers International (formerly NAI Welsh) for 16 years as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Brokerage.  Under his leadership, the company was consistently recognized among the top two brokerage firms in the Twin Cities by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.   
 
In 1990 Bill joined Minneapolis-based United Properties.  At United Properties, Bill was Vice President in the brokerage division and was personally involved with more than 500 lease and sale transactions totaling more than 5 million square feet.  After leaving United Properties, Bill served as Vice President at Frauenshuh Companies, Bill was responsible for all of the company’s suburban industrial and office leasing, and also provided assistance in land acquisition and development projects.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

  • Member, Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)
  • Member and Past Board Member, Minnesota Chapter of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Past President and current Board Member, Minnesota Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Past Board Member, Colliers International Board of Advisors
  • Past Leadership Board Member NAI Global
  • Recipient of MN NAIOP Chapters Presidents Award
  • Recipient of MN SIOR Chapters Robert P. Boblett Award

EDUCATION

Bill received his bachelor’s degree in Science, Business Administration – Finance from the University of Denver.

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