President & Co-Founder
Arcadia Realty Group
Bill is co-founder of Arcadia and is responsible for the company’s entitlements, land planning and development operations. Mr. Gietema “grew-up” in the real estate business and has been involved in numerous residential and commercial projects as an employee in his father’s California-based development firm. Mr. Gietema is highly regarded in the industry as an expert in land planning, zoning and market research. Mr. Gietema received a BA from UCLA, where he was a Summa Cum Laude graduate and recipient of numerous academic awards, including Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Gietema also earned an MS in real estate development from MIT, and studied at the prestigious London School of Economics. Mr. Gietema was awarded the 2002 Knight Fellowship from the University of Miami School of Architecture, and serves on the Residential Development Council of the Urban Land Institute. He is a frequent lecturer at the Seaside Institute, the Congress for New Urbanism, and the Urban Land Institute.