William Martin

William Martin
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William F. Martin background summary

Bill Martin is an advisor to real estate investors, owners and tenants and is a trustee of a New York based private equity office. Through 2014 he was a Board Member of Hunt Investment Management and Managing Director of its Real Estate Equity Group. From 2001, under Hunt and prior investors’ ownership, the Equity Group created and managed investment funds and separate accounts with over $1.5 billion of equity commitments from pension funds, endowments and other institutions. The group acquired and managed over $5 billion of real estate investments broadly diversified by property type and geography. Mr. Martin’s prior experience includes over 23 years as a Managing Director and Owner of Radnor Advisors, responsible for equity investment, acquisitions, real estate development and consulting services for institutional and private equity clients including Princeton University, the Ford Foundation, The Vanguard Group, REIT’s and major banking organizations. He was also Executive Director of the Advisory Group at Insignia/ESG (now CBRE). Mr. Martin received a BS in Civil Engineering from Villanova, an MBA from the Wharton School (Real Estate Fellow) and a Master of Taxation from Villanova and is a Registered Engineer and Land Planner. He has served as board member and chair of local non- profits including Philadelphia area Y’s. He is currently advisor to and partner with Radnor Property Group and the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral in the development of 3737 Chestnut St, a new 276 unit apartment building with related office, retail and day care space, two blocks from Huntsman Hall. He’s a long term member of the Zell Lurie Center and has assisted with Wharton real estate and leadership programs and case studies. He is a member of ULI, an advisor to Villanova Engineering’s international service learning program and has been a teacher at Villanova.

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REAL 891/396-401 – Real Estate Entrepreneurship- Fall 2015 Quarter 1
August 31 — October 12; Mondays 3-6PM
Room – JMHH 260

Instructor: William F. Martin – 1468 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall; email: willmar@wharton.upenn.edu
Office Hours: By appointment

The class goal is to increase your understanding of the broad entrepreneurial aspects of creating and executing real estate investments. Discussions will focus on real estate entrepreneurship, leadership and challenges often encountered in creating successful real estate investments. Real estate is a multidisciplinary, people oriented business offering opportunities in specific transactions and in organization building for larger scale. Guest speakers are experienced entrepreneurs coming to share their knowledge. Class members are expected to engage the speakers with questions and discussion. You are encouraged to share your own experiences in class.

Current Courses

  • REAL396 - Real Estate Entrepreneurship

    What makes a successful entrepreneur in the real estate industry? This half semester mini-course exposes undergraduates and MBA students to the broad entrepreneurial aspects of creating and executing real estate investments. The course consists of lectures by the professor, case discussions and guest lectures by leading entrepreneurs. Lectures and discussions will emphasize real estate entrepreneurship, leadership and challenges often encountered in creating successful real estate investments rather than development processes. Cases will be used to illustrate investment decision making and financial evaluations. Short written responses to questions raised in each case will be assigned. Class members are expected to engage the speakers with questions and discussion as well as explain their views on cases. Class participation and writings will each represent 50% of the grade.

    REAL396401 ( Syllabus )

  • REAL891 - Real Estate Entrepreneurship

    What makes a successful entrepreneur in the real estate industry? This half semester mini-course exposes undergraduates and MBA students to the broad entrepreneurial aspects of creating and executing real estate investments. The course consists of lectures by the professor, case discussions and guest lectures by leading entrepreneurs. Lectures and discussions will emphasize real estate entrepreneurship, leadership and challenges often encountered in creating successful real estate investments rather than development processes. Cases will be used to illustrate investment decision-making and financial evaluations. Short written responses to questions raised in each case will be assigned. Class members are expected to engage the speakers with questions and discussion as well as explain their views on cases. Class participation and writings will each represent 50% of the grade.

    REAL891401 ( Syllabus )

Past Courses

  • REAL396 - Real Estate Entrepreneurship

    What makes a successful entrepreneur in the real estate industry? This half semester mini-course exposes undergraduates and MBA students to the broad entrepreneurial aspects of creating and executing real estate investments. The course consists of lectures by the professor, case discussions and guest lectures by leading entrepreneurs. Lectures and discussions will emphasize real estate entrepreneurship, leadership and challenges often encountered in creating successful real estate investments rather than development processes. Cases will be used to illustrate investment decision making and financial evaluations. Short written responses to questions raised in each case will be assigned. Class members are expected to engage the speakers with questions and discussion as well as explain their views on cases. Class participation and writings will each represent 50% of the grade.

  • REAL891 - Real Estate Entrepreneurship

    What makes a successful entrepreneur in the real estate industry? This half semester mini-course exposes undergraduates and MBA students to the broad entrepreneurial aspects of creating and executing real estate investments. The course consists of lectures by the professor, case discussions and guest lectures by leading entrepreneurs. Lectures and discussions will emphasize real estate entrepreneurship, leadership and challenges often encountered in creating successful real estate investments rather than development processes. Cases will be used to illustrate investment decision-making and financial evaluations. Short written responses to questions raised in each case will be assigned. Class members are expected to engage the speakers with questions and discussion as well as explain their views on cases. Class participation and writings will each represent 50% of the grade.

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