Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

William Fleissig

President, Communitas Development Inc.


William Fleissig is President of Communitas Development Inc., a San Francisco-based company focused on mixed-income and mixed-use projects in three niche locations: university towns, transit station districts and older "greyfield" malls. Communitas also advises property owners and cities on how to achieve their development goals. Through an affiliate company, Urban Villages Inc., Fleissig is a partner in developing West Village at the University of California, Davis. Now under construction, the 130-acre village will incorporate 2,000 student beds; 343 affordable faculty and staff homes; a mixed-use village square with shops and services; classroom space; parks and recreation fields; and all on-site infrastructure. Until 2005, Fleissig was a co-founder of Continuum Partners LLC, where he was responsible for coordinating the firm′s planning, design and entitlement activities on all projects. He received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania; a B.Arch from the City College of New York and an M.P.A. from Harvard′s Kennedy School of Government.


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