WILLIAM J. BECKEMAN President & CEO

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Bill Beckeman founded Linear Retail Properties, LLC in 2003. As President and CEO, he is responsible for overall management of the operating company and fulfillment of the company’s investment objectives.

Bill has 30 years of diverse investment real estate experience as a developer/owner and in a variety of asset management, brokerage, property management, marketing and research functions. Prior to starting Linear Retail, he was a partner at Finard & Company, LLC, a fully-integrated commercial real estate services company, now known as KeyPoint Partners. During his 13-year tenure, he started and grew the firm’s third-party property management business; launched and managed the firm’s investment brokerage services, and started and developed the company’s retail research capabilities. Before joining Finard & Company, Bill served as an asset manager for John Hancock Properties, responsible for a $300 million commercial real estate portfolio including the 100-story John Hancock Center in Chicago.

Bill started his professional career as a structural engineer working for Boeing on the design of the 757 commercial airplane and then for Stone & Webster on nuclear power plant structural design and project management.

Bill graduated from MIT’s Sloan School of Management with an M.S. in Management, concentrating in Finance and Real Estate. Additionally, he holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Professional Engineer (PE). Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance and is a past President of BOMA Boston.

Bill enjoys golf, jogging along the Charles River, reading on the beach, cartooning and spending time with his wife and two daughters.