Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

William Witte

Chairman and CEO, Related California

Mr. Witte is hairman and CEO of Related California, one of the largest developers of urban and multifamily housing in the state, overseeing both the affordable and market rate divisions. The Related California portfolio includes over 11,000 units of multifamily housing, and a pipeline of more than $2.5 billion worth of developments including more than 4,000 affordable housing units and 5,000 market rate units. Prior to founding Related California in 1989, Mr. Witte served as deputy mayor for Housing and Neighborhoods under Mayor Art Agnos in San Francisco where he oversaw all housing, development and redevelopment activities for the city. He was director of Housing and Economic Development under Mayor Dianne Feinstein, executive assistant to Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner Lawrence B. Simons at HUD in Washington, and legislative director for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and with the Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development.


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