Bill Baumgardner is a commercial developer and licensed broker with an in-depth background in commercial real estate business coupled with expertise in development, construction, tenant representations, leasing and sales. Bill has the innate ability to meet a customer’s need and budgetary requirements with the highest possible value and product available. He also has experience in coordinating legal, financial and construction requirements for transactions. As Vice President of Development at VanTrust, Bill will utilize his client-focused approach in development programs to create value and performance for clients throughout the Midwest.
At VanTrust, Bill’s focus includes the development of several industrial and office projects, as well as other urban infill opportunities throughout the Ohio region. His primary responsibilities are to ensure that VanTrust’s short and long-term development goals and objectives are met through proper site selection, acquisition, and development of new, build-to-suit and speculative opportunities. Prior to joining VanTrust, Bill was with Colliers International and The Pizzuti Companies. He has over 20 years of development experience and has played a major role in the development, leasing and sales of major instructional grade office and industrial projects. He has overseen the development and leasing of nearly 15-million square feet of industrial and office projects. Bill has been active in numerous industrial and office sales, completing more than 25-million square feet of transactions. He also worked for the Danter Company, a leading real estate research firm, as a field analyst where he conducted market feasibility reports for a host of real estate projects throughout the United States.
Bill is a graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Business Administration. He holds an Ohio real estate license and is a member of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), National, Ohio and Columbus Association of Realtors, Columbus 2020. He is also the past president of the Central Ohio NAIOP Chapter.