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Current responsibilities
Billy develops and implements customized solutions for clients aligning their business needs with real estate objectives. Focusing on global retail outsourcing services, he is a fundamental part of the Corporate Solutions team. He is accountable for executive oversight of several clients.

Previous experience
With 25 years in real estate, he is a leader in the industry and expert in retail real estate. Before joining JLL in 2008, he was a Senior Vice President at CBRE, responsible for working on national accounts and assisting with Corporate Services.

Prior to CBRE, he sat on the Board of Directors for Hollywood Entertainment and was Chair of their Real Estate Committee and member of their Audit and Compensation Committee. He was one of three members of the Board of Directors that sold the company for $1.3 billion in 2005. A new venture at the time, he ran the company from the ground up; responsible for all of Hollywood Video’s Real Estate, Construction, Store Openings, Architecture, Facilities, Lease Administration, Legal, and Research across the United States.
 
Managing over 150 employees, he expanded Hollywood’s presence from their initial 17 locations to more than 2,100 stores. His retail estate expertise originated as the Department Head of Real Estate for Blockbuster Entertainment in the Western United States. In this role, he managed a team that opened 150 new retail stores per year for Blockbuster Video, Blockbuster Music and Discovery Zone concepts.

Education and affiliations
Billy received his BA from Utah State University. Currently, he is enrolled at Northwestern’s Kellogg Business School of Management, where he is scheduled to complete his MBA in 2011. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Nevada. In addition, he has participated in the Fortune 1000 “Board of Directors Forum.”