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William R. Russell, III

Principal

Bill Russell founded Wye Realty Advisors in 2008, having headed Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Philadelphia – Capital Markets Group for five years, from 2003 to 2008. Bill has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate acquisitions/dispositions, finance, asset management, and development. Previously, he was Vice President of Asset Management & Acquisitions at Corporate Property Investors (CPI), an institutionally owned REIT. He also has commercial and construction lending experience from his time spent with Chemical Bank, a predecessor entity to the current J.P. Morgan Chase.

Bill has placed in excess of $1.25 Billion in real estate equity and debt, including the sale of $1 Billion of investment real estate, including over 1,000 residential lots, and the extension of $300 Million in commercial mortgages and construction loans. He has participated in lease transactions totaling over one-quarter million SF of NRA with aggregate value of over $35 million. Mr. Russell has completed development projects, including office, warehouse, retail and residential properties, totaling in excess of $100 million.

Select Client List

  • AMB/Prologis Properties
  • Brandywine Realty Trust
  • The Boeing Company
  • CD Realty Advisors
  • CIGNA
  • CTL Capital, LLC
  • DBSI Group
  • Duke Realty
  • Equus Capital Partners
  • Exeter Property Group
  • GSI Commerce
  • Gift of Life Donor Program
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Keystone Property Group
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • LNR Partners
  • Mack-Cali Realty Corp
  • Maguire & Partners
  • Metropolitan Life
  • MIRVAC Industrial Trust
  • O’Neill Property Group
  • Parkway Corporation
  • Pettinaro Corporation
  • Pitcairn Properties
  • Ryan/NV Homes
  • SunGard
  • TD/Commerce Bank
  • Traveler’s Insurance
  • Trefoil Prop./Spectrum
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Wells Real Estate Funds
  • Wood Partners

INVESTMENT SALES

Duke Midwest Industrial Portfolio, Midwestern US States: $270 mm, Industrial
2500 & 2600 Monroe Blvd., Valley Forge, PA: $18.45mm, Class B Office
Stoneridge Corporate Center, Exton, PA: Confidential price, Class B Office
134 Centre St., New York, NY: $55mm, Class B Office
USANCE Office Portfolio, Fort Washington, PA: $17.6mm, Class B Office
4 Sentry Parkway, Blue Bell, PA: $10.3mm, Class A Office

ACQUISITIONS ADVISORY

Stoltz Greenville Portfolio, Greenville DE: +$100 mm, Office/Retail
MIRVAC Industrial Portfolio, Elgin, IL: $54.1 mm, Whse./Distribution
Glenolden Lab Facility, Glenolden, PA: $8.25mm, Lab/Office Facility
GSI Commerce Building, King of Prussia, PA: $17mm, Class A Headquarters

DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES

High Hook Farms, Odessa, DE: sale of 387 fully-improved lots to National Homebuilder
Metropolitan Business Center, King of Prussia, PA $11.8mm, Condo Conversion and Sale
Chesapeake Ridge Apts., Northeast, MD: $5.4mm, Class A Multifamily Land with approvals

CONSTRUCTION & MORTGAGE LOANS

Lowe’s Home Improvement Center, Voorhees, NJ: $12.6 million, CTL/NNN Retail
Gift of Life Donor Program, Philadelphia, PA: $15.5mm, Office/Headquarters
Convention Center Parking Garage, Philadelphia, PA: $27.1mm, Parking/Retail
Owings Mills Mall & Town Center, Baltimore, MD: $99mm, Regional Shopping Center
Silver Spring Metro Plaza, Montgomery County, MD: $78mm, Class A Office

LEASES

GSI Commerce, 630 Allendale Rd., King Of Prussia, PA
SunGard Higher Education, 3 Country View Rd., Malvern, PA
Group 9, Inc., 444 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne, PA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Urban Land Institute: Co-Chair Delaware Satellite of the Philadelphia Regional Council
Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs of Delaware, Member of Board Of Directors
Brandywine Chapter (DE) Ducks Unlimited, Past Treasurer
Alumni Associations: Duke University, Loyola College, and Washington College

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