Bill brings fifteen years of real estate experience and over twenty years of finance experience to Talon. In his career he has bought and sold over $2.5 billion in real estate assets and managed assets totaling over $5 billion dollars across the United States with US based and international institutional partners. Bill has responsibility for sourcing and executing acquisitions, developing the property business plan and ultimately disposing of the asset. Since joining Talon in 2012, Bill has had two primary mandates. He worked on a team that managed, leased up and disposed of a 2.7 million square foot portfolio of 13 projects across the Puget Sound on behalf of an institutional partner. Additionally, he led the entitlement, financing and development of a 1.2 million square foot mixed use development called Kirkland Urban that was successfully sold to Google.
Bill joined Talon from Metzler Real Estate. At Metzler Bill had day to day asset management responsibilities for a portfolio of seven trophy class properties located across the United States that were owned by a German separate account and four assets owned by the Metzler US Real Estate Fund (“MUSREF”) located across the United States. Prior to Metzler and while in business school Bill interned at Bellevue based Schnitzer West.
Before business school, Mr. Leedom worked at the investment bank Cascadia Capital as an Associate for four years. While at Cascadia, Bill worked in both the mergers and acquisitions and private placement groups executing transactions on behalf of Cascadia’s clients across the United States. Bill began his career at Freeman & Mills in Los Angeles where he worked in the field of litigation consulting.
Bill has an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York and an Economics-Accounting degree from Claremont McKenna College in California. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons.