William E. Brown

Oakland, CA

Bill is a second-generation REALTOR® from Oakland, California, who has been active in organized real estate for more than 30 years. He is the founder of Oakland-based Investment Properties, a division of the family real estate business founded by his father, William H. Brown, more than 50 years ago that focuses on the sale of existing apartment buildings to both institutional and private capital investors.

Bill has served in numerous positions at the local, state, and national levels. At the national level, Bill has been an NAR Director since 1991, was the 2004 Chairman of the RPAC Trustees, has been a Liaison twice (2005 and 2011), the 2012 Regional Vice President for Region 13, comprised of California, Hawaii, and Guam. Additionally he has served on numerous committees, including Strategic Planning and Executive. He is a Golden R, member of the President's Circle and in 2010 was inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame.

At the state level, Bill served as CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® President, was honored as REALTOR® of the Year in 2008, and served on the Executive Committee six times.

Bill and his wife, Heather, are proud parents to their son, Cole.