William M Severi, CCIM
“I will find the right property for you!”
More than a promise or even a guarantee, this statement is a testament to Bill’s track record of matching each of his clients to the investment property that best meets their business and personal goals.
Bill’s success is no fluke, but the result of a lifetime of hard work. He has dedicated his entire professional career to the study and practice of effective and profitable commercial real estate investments. But Bill’s dedication is not the whole secret to his success. His clients have to be every bit as committed to Bill’s process as he is.
As Bill says, “It’s not a beauty contest,” where he trots out a bunch of properties from his inventory for a shopper to pick and choose. In fact, when Bill takes on a new client or a new assignment for a current client, the investment opportunity that best meets that clients’ goals may not even be on the market…and that’s where Bill’s dedication and determination come into play. When Bill and a client agree on an investment plan, Bill will find the right property. It’s that simple. That doesn’t mean “easy,” because doing takes dedication of time and resources. But in the end it will be the right deal.
As a competing Tri-athlete, Bill puts his clients in this light: “Successful investors learn, just as triathletes, the importance of endurance. A tri-athalon is not won quickly. Finishing—let alone winning—is a matter of pacing and patience. Investing, in Bill’s opinion, is no different. Pursuing a “get rich quick” strategy is a sure way to get poor quick.
Bill’s advice? “Take the first step,” he says. “Meet with someone you trust, and remember, it isn’t a race, this is a long-term objective. Success is all about endurance. You commit to me and I commit to you.”
Career Summary: Bill has successfully sold, leased, managed, financed and appraised over 400 million dollars of commercial / investment real estate, since 1988.
Expertise: Investment Real Estate Sales.
Education: Educated at the California State University, Sacramento, Bill’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Real Estate and Land Use Affairs has proven to be an unparalleled foundation in the development of his real estate expertise.
Qualifications: Bill is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California and Arizona. Bill also held his California Certified-General Real Property Appraiser license. These licenses have allowed Bill to sell or appraise commercial / investment real property in the states of California and Arizona. Additionally, Bill holds the CCIM designation, which is the equivalent of a Masters degree in commercial / investment real estate analysis and marketing. For more information see: www.ccim.com.
Former President / CEO of North Bay Commercial Real Estate, Inc. Bill sold his stock in North Bay on January 2, 2008.
Business and Community Affiliations: Chairman of the Board – Sonoma County Assessment Appeals Board. The Assessment Appeals Board is a quasi-judicial body composed of three members appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Assessment Appeals Boards are administered by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. The Board members have professional experience in the fields of real estate, property appraisal, accounting, law, or similar areas.
Assistant Scout Leader – Boy Scouts of America – Troop 32 Redwood Empire Council.
Triathlete – Member of the Sonoma County Tri-Dogs; Santa Rosa Cycling Club; Sonoma County Bike Coalition. Survivor of six half-Ironman triathlons and going strong.
Member – Sonoma County Alliance
Member – Redwood Covenant Church
Personal Information Bill is a third generation native of California whose family immigrated to California in 1882 from Pieve a Nievole, Italy. Bill is a long-time resident of Santa Rosa and lives in the Spring Lake area with his wife Diane and their three children: Alexis, Madison and Michael.