William Hill is Senior Vice President and a senior member of CBRE Inc.’s Federal Lessor Advisory Group (FLAG). Mr. Hill provides client and financial services, specializing in negotiation for landlords and owners in lease procurements and build-to-suit efforts across the nation. His expertise is also utilized in analyzing complex real estate matters, due diligence and the preparation of project solicitations and reports. Mr. Hill's experience includes a diverse real estate background including work throughout the country for institutional owners, developers and funds.
Mr. Hill began his commercial real estate career with Spaulding and Slye in Washington, DC, prior to Jones Lang LaSalle acquisition, and has a wide range of transaction experience as both tenant (GSA) and landlord representative. His expertise lies in providing brokerage services for owners wishing to augment the value of their assets through Federal tenancy. The process, politics and strategy associated with federal real estate present complex challenges for investors, and Mr. Hill is uniquely skilled to successfully advise clients in the federal real estate arena.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Mr. Hill founded the William Douglas Hill Scholarship Foundation, Inc in memory of his late father William Douglas Hill. The 510c3 nonprofit organization was founded in 2004 and provided seven student athletes with scholarships for their excellence on the field, in the classroom, and while serving their community. The scholarship foundation was also a driving force in the dedication of the William D. Hill Football Field at 6565 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI; Detroit Renaissance High School's first football field and outdoor track facility.
Mr. Hill’s specialties involve a wide range of real estate related services including: lease acquisition and space delivery for office, lab, warehouse and other highly specialized space; market analysis and consulting; real estate tax and operating expense consulting; strategic analysis; lease negotiation services; and development advisory services on behalf of owners in build-to-suit pursuits.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
Federal Real Property Association (FRPA)
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Duke University Iron Dukes
Washington Jesuit Academy Board Member
CBRE Americas Producers Advisory Board Member
2016 WBJ Minority Business Leader Award
2014 Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association (CREBA) #2 Regional GSA Leasing Agent
Bisnow’s Top 35 Under 35 Recipient - 2011, 2012
Mr. Hill holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E) from Duke University where he majored in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. In addition to having the honor of sitting on Duke University’s Judicial Board, Mr. Hill also received Duke University’s certification in Management and Marketing.