William A. Shopoff is President and Chief Executive Officer of Shopoff Realty Investments. William has more than 25 years of real estate and investment experience. His expertise includes the acquisition, development and sale of new and redeveloped residential and commercial properties throughout the United States, as well as partnership structure, debt placement, venture capital and investment underwriting.
William's extensive experience includes a wide range of real estate transactions in residential, multi-family, and commercial properties, and numerous parcels of raw land that he and his team have taken through the entitlement process. Over the past fifteen years, these investments have been funded by raising private placement equity capital.
William's focus has been on opportunistic or value added investing with his specialty for the past 10-plus years being land investments. He has a systematic approach to acquiring undervalued land assets and creating substantial value through the land planning, zoning and regulatory approval process. This disciplined approach has led to considerable wealth creation for his investors.
William co-founded Asset Recovery Fund in 1992, which acquired properties offered through the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). Since August 1999, William has served as President of Eastbridge Partners, L.P. Upon acquiring the assets of Eastbridge Partners, L.P. in April 2004, William created Shopoff Realty Investments (formerly know as The Shopoff Group) and has served as its President since that time. Shopoff Realty Investments is a private real estate investment firm offering qualified, high net worth clients strategic investment opportunities in land, residential and commercial properties, mortgage products, and pooled funds. William is also Founder and President of Real Estate Mastery, a mentoring program created for select real estate investors committed to the advanced study of real estate investing. He holds FINRA Series 22, 24, 62 and 63 securities licenses.
William earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and an MBA in Finance/Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. William is a member of Commercial Investment Real Estate (CIRE) and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). William is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Building Industry Association, and is also a board member of Global Energy Network International, a non-profit organization based in San Diego, California. William was named to the Executive Council of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at The University of Texas McCombs School of Business. This Executive Council advises faculty and staff on curriculum matters within the University's real estate department and is also a member of the University of California Irvine Chief Executive Roundtable. Additionally, William has been the top fundraiser for the past four years with the AIDS Life Cycle, a 585-mile bicycle ride.