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Bill Murphy, a licensed real estate broker in the states of Florida and New York, is president of Douglas Management & Realty, Inc., a full service real estate investment company he founded in 1990. Throughout his career in South Florida, Murphy has owned, operated and/or developed in excess of 3,000,000 square feet of office, retail and industrial property, as well as 7,500 multifamily units. Bill's investment and development projects in Fort Lauderdale include the Capital Bank Center, a 200,000 square foot office project; the 550 Building, a 100,000 square foot office project; Executive Court at Jacaranda and Executive Court at Cypress Creek, 90,000 and 60,000 square foot office projects respectively, among other signature South Florida developments. Prior to moving to South Florida, Murphy spent nearly ten years in construction lending and real estate workouts for Chase Manhattan Bank. During his tenure, he was responsible for working out more than 100 loans throughout the United States, including completing the construction on such notable projects as Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, Sandestin Beach Resort and the Vistana Resort in Florida, and Granlibakken in Tahoe City, California. Murphy has significant interests in multiple office buildings, apartment units and numerous parcels of land. He is extensively involved in the South Florida community, having chaired the Economic Development Board of Lauderdale Lakes and serving as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County, among other professional, civic and charitable service.
Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
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