Bill is a partner and managing director with Scannell Properties, involved in all aspects of the firm’s investment activity with specific emphasis on land and project development. He was instrumental in diversifying the company’s build-to-suit focus into speculative land & building development. In 2013, four spec projects were started totaling 600,000 SF. Ten years later, Scannell Properties has completed nearly 100M SF of spec facilities across the country. The land positions have also dramatically expanded the company’s core build-to-suit activity, with volume growing 10 times during the last decade.
Prior to joining Scannell in 2012, Bill spent most of his career as an executive officer with Duke Realty Investments, joining them in the mid-80s to lead the industrial development business. Over a 20-year period, he was a major part of the company’s rapid expansion from $400 million in assets, to one of the nation’s largest developers operating as a public REIT across 15 offices with a $10 billion market cap.
During his career, Bill has personally been involved in creating an industrial portfolio of over 150 million square feet and more than 75 business parks across the country. He and Bob Scannell have worked together for more than 35 years.