In January 2004 the Urban Land Institute named Bill Kistler as president of ULI Europe. Kistler brings over 25 years of international real estate industry experience to this role.
He has held key positions with corporations, development companies and professional service providers. Prior to joining ULI, Kistler was founder and Managing Director of Equinox Partners, an advisory and executive search firm with five offices in Europe and the United States. Before this he was General Manager of the resort/community development division of the Disney Development Company, responsible for the Disneyland Paris - Val d'Europe project. The 2,000 hectare program incorporated hotels, retail, entertainment, convention facilities and a residential and office development adjacent to the theme park.
Prior to Disney, Kistler was Vice President of Design & Construction for JMB Properties in Chicago, where he led the redevelopment of office and retail assets throughout the US. He joined JMB from Cushman & Wakefield, where he was Vice President of Corporate Services. Mr. Kistler spent 12 years in various corporate real estate positions at IBM in the US and Europe .
He is an Architect and graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Kistler is an active member of numerous professional organizations and frequent speaker on urban issues and real estate industry trends.