William Stempel


B.Sc, JD

General Counsel - New York Portfolio

About

Professional Summary

Prior to joining Colliers, Bill was a Partner with the Real Estate Group at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.  At McDermott, he represented landlords, tenants, owners, operators, developers, hoteliers and institutional investors in complex commercial real estate transactions including acquisition and sale of real estate assets, mortgage and mezzanine financings, joint venture partnerships, and leasing of office and retail properties.

Prior to McDermott, Bill served as the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel at Swig Equities, a real estate development, investment, brokerage, and management firm responsible for the development of more than $3 billion of commercial and residential properties. In this role, he oversaw the entire legal operation of the company including portfolio management, underwriting and legal due diligence with respect to the acquisition, refinancing, leasing activity and day-to-day operation of its commercial and residential portfolio.

Bill started his career as an attorney in the real estate department of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Accomplishments

Bill is the recipient of various honors including Real Estate New York “40 under 40” (2009); Real Estate Weekly “Real Estate All-Star” (2008); and Real Estate Weekly “Rising Star” (2007).

Property Type:

  • Hotel
  • Office
  • Multifamily-Apartment
  • Retail

Education:

Bill holds a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School and B.S. from Cornell University.  At Columbia Law School, Bill was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.   

Memberships & Involvements:

Professionals of Real Estate Forum (Founding Member) The New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN)

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