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About Me

Over the years, I've learned that a sense of humor goes a long way to reduce the stress many feel during times of transition.  While I do take the needs of my clients seriously, one important asset I strive to deliver is making it fun while helping them succeed.

Real Estate Experience 

 

Bill's real estate experience ranges from traditional brokerage of single-family homes to selling and managing a $20 million residential and commercial bank owned portfolio.  Having lived on a ski lake in Odessa for 10 years, he specializes in this kind of property.  With more than 30 years of experience, he has provided valuation expertise for residential properties ranging from $50,000 to $18,000,000.  He has determined values of bank owned hotels and large regional malls.

 

He has owned, developed, and managed residential and commercial property throughout New England.  His company, One-Two-Three Properties, led the way in the revitalization of a large part of Brockton, Massachusetts through the acquisition, rehabilitation, and sale of multi-family properties. 

 

He is a broker-associate at Charles Rutenberg Realty (GreaterTampaRealty.com). 

 

Education

 

After graduating cum laude from Boston University, Bill earned a M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.  While at Columbia, he received critical acclaim for writing Nantucket's Affordable Housing Problem

 

Civic

 

An avid cyclist, Bill is a five-year veteran of the Pan Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) bike-a-thon, personally raising over $50,000 for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  The Multiple Sclerosis Society recognized him as one of their top fundraisers for his participation in MS 150 charity rides.

He co-founded and served as President, Executive Director, and Board Member of Cure on Wheels (COW), a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation modeled after the PMC.  As Florida’s only bike ride for cancer, COW has raised over $1,000,000 for cancer research. 

 

He is a member of Friends of MacDill, a community leadership group supporting MacDill, AFB and has been one of a small group of community leaders chosen to serve the base for two years as Honorary Commanders.

Personal

 

Bill is a nationally recognized award-winning writer.  He is currently working on his second book, Sanity is Overrated.  He is an occasional guest columnist in the Tampa Bay Times and wrote for the Tampa Tribune during its years of publication

 

He and his wife have been married since 1988 and live in Odessa.  Their twenty-six year-old daughter is a graduate of University of Florida and works at Johns Hopkins.  They have three cats adopted from the side of the road.