Executive Vice President | CBRE Hotels
Based in Toronto, Bill is Executive Vice President of CB Richard Ellis Hotels Canada, and leads one of the largest and most comprehensive hotel brokerage firms in Canada, specializing in the sale and financing of lodging properties, as well as providing financial and structuring advice. He has been involved in over 200 hotel transactions to on- and off-shore investors valued in excess of $4 billion and his experience includes both single asset and portfolio sales covering independent and branded hotel assets up to almost 3,000 rooms, and ranging from two to five star assets. CB Richard Ellis Hotels is dedicated to being the hospitality industry’s premier provider of sales advisory, finance, market research and valuation services to meet the capital needs of investors and individual owners of hotel properties.
Bill brings a wide array of expertise having completed advisory and brokerage work in every province and at a minimum the top three markets within each province. He is an industry resource when assessing hotel values, and during management contract and franchise agreement negotiations.
Bill has specialized in hotel real estate since 1988. Prior to this, he handled numerous hotel feasibility studies and valuations, both domestically and internationally, for Laventhol & Horwath. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and a diploma from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management from Ryerson University. Bill is a former President and board member of the International Association of Hospitality Accountants. He sits on Ryerson University’s Campaign Cabinet, one of the fundraising catalysts for its Faculty of Business. Bill is Co-Chairman of the 14th Annual Canadian Hotel Investment Conference and is widely quoted across national media.