Since joining the firm in 1996, Bill has transacted more than one million square feet in transactions. He focuses on providing real estate advisory services including strategic planning and acquisition and disposition services to major corporations, institutions, and partnerships located in the New York area and nationally. Bill has represented a wide array of firms and is especially experienced in representing law firms, technology companies, insurance companies, not-for-profit organizations, data centers, call centers, and biotechnology companies.
Bill began his commercial real estate career in 1988 at Newmark & Company, one of New York City’s largest landlord representative firms. During his tenure there, he was instrumental in establishing the firm’s Downtown office. He was then recruited to join the Edward S. Gordon Company where he spent four years negotiating several large headquarters lease transactions before being asked to join Savills Studley.
Activities & Achievements
Mr. Montana is Chairman Emeritus of the Young Men’s/ Women’s Real Estate Association of New York. Through his involvement with that organization he is engaged in many philanthropic and community outreach endeavors, supporting organizations including Habitat for Humanity, The Central Park Conservancy, The NY Blood Center, City Harvest, New York Cares and others. He is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York and is Chairman of its Commercial Board of Directors, a member of its influential Board of Governors, heads its ethics committee and serves on several other important committees. Bill is an active philanthropist and is on the board of the New York City Clothing Bank. He has been an ardent fund-raiser for the Buonoconti Fund to cure paralysis, the Starlight Foundation, The Tuberous Sclerosis Society and the United Nations Development Fund. He has participated in the New York City One-to-One Mentoring Program and other mentoring programs and supports Business Executives for National Security. He is quoted frequently in business publications, speaks at Real Estate Symposiums and has written several published articles.
Bill studied interpersonal communications and economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.