Bill Wardwell brings over 30 years of extensive commercial real estate leasing and sales experience to the brokerage divisions of Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul. Under his leadership, the company has consistently been recognized among the top two brokerage firms in the Twin Cities by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and is ranked #1 in Minnesota in total market share according to CoStar, representing over 20.3 million square feet of space.
As Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Brokerage, Bill serves as an advocate for the brokerage and capital teams, assisting with the development of new business. The addition of Bill’s exceptional leadership and communication skills strengthen the cohesiveness of an already-dominant leasing team. Bill’s record of success as a broker testifies to his ability to cultivate lasting client relationships and provide strong project management skills.
Bill has also served on a number of advisory boards, including the Minnesota chapter of NAIOP, the Minnesota Association of Commercial Realtors (MNCAR), and the Minnesota Commercial Property Exchange. He currently serves on the board of Partnership Resources, an organization that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities.
Prior joining Colliers International (formerly NAI Welsh) in 2003, Bill worked for Minneapolis-based United Properties. At United Properties, Bill was Vice President of the brokerage division and was personally involved with more than 500 lease and sale transactions totaling more than 5 million square feet. From 1992 until his departure in 1998, Bill was consistently one of United’s top-producing brokers. After leaving United Properties, Bill served as Vice President at Frauenshuh Companies for four years. At Frauenshuh Companies, Bill was responsible for all of the company’s suburban industrial and office leasing, and also provided assistance in land acquisition and development projects.
William M. Wardwell, SIOR
Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Brokerage