William M. Noe is an established venture capital and real estate executive who joined Chapman in 2001, after having been the Chief Executive Officer of Asset Development Corporation for more than 26 years. Formed in 1974, Asset Development Corporation provided consulting services and investment banking advice to enterprises seeking capital to undertake new business ventures or real estate developments. William has negotiated over $350 million in transactions, often joining client companies as an officer and shareholder to provide “hands on” management during the critical early stage of development. He assists in the documentation of a client’s business plan and financial forecast, then oversees the process of capital raising.
William is now or has been the Chairman of the Board of the Managing Director of three companies in the real estate and construction industries addressing the use of innovative building materials and fast tract building systems to mass produce low cost housing. He is an advisor to the Board of Directors of several companies in the computer, finance and technology fields. Prior to this, William was the Director of Communications for the Wall Street firm Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. at the time of its acquisition by General Electric. He began his career on Wall Street as Vice President of Newberger, Loeb & Co., Inc., a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange.
William earned a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California. He has been approved by the State of New York to teach continuing education courses in real estate, which he has done at the New School for Social Research in New York City.