Bill Adams

William T. (Bill) Adams is President of Adams, REALTORS, an Atlanta based commercial and residential real estate company.  He is an Atlanta and Grant Park native with an over 40 year history of involvement in neighborhood, historic preservation, affordable housing and active and passive recreation issues.  He has served as Chair of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association and Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU)-W.  He was a founding board member and Chair of Grant Park Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS). He was a founding board member of Historic Oakland Cemetery, Inc. He was also a founding board member of the Grant Park Family Health Center. Adams served on the board of the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity affiliate for 5 years and helped lead a group of “volunteer” real estate brokers that established a formal land acquisition program for the organization.  He served 11 years on the board of Progressive Redevelopment, Inc. (the state’s largest nonprofit developer of affordable, multifamily housing).  He has served on the Board of Directors and numerous committees of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.  He was on the board of the Grant Park Conservancy, where he served as Chair for five years.

Adams currently serves on the Board Chair of Capital Hill Neighborhood Development Corp. (a Community Development Corporation formed by the 3 churches near the State Capitol to promote downtown housing) and on City of Decatur’s Active Living Advisory Board where he was its Chair for four years.

Adams has a BBA in Real Estate and an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.  He began his real estate career in 1972 with Cousins Properties, Inc. after serving two years active duty as an Army officer.  Adams formed W.T. Adams & Company in 1979.   During his career he has been involved in residential loft and office projects involving historic tax credits as well as more traditional land, office, industrial, retail and multifamily transactions.  Adams has also helped numerous nonprofit and governmental organizations with their acquisition and disposition strategies.  He has the prestigious CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation from the CCIM Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. He has served as the 1998 Georgia CCIM Chapter President, was the 2003 Chair of the CCIM Institute’s Publications Committee and the CCIM Institute’s 2005 Region 9 Vice President.  Adams currently serves on the Institute’s Legislative Affairs Subcommittee and will begin a three year term on the Institute’s Board of Directors in 2015.  He has been a youth soccer coach with the Atlanta Youth Soccer Association(AYSA) and in late 2003 helped AYSA acquire land for the first ever intown Atlanta soccer complex on Arizona Avenue. He has coached baseball and basketball with the Decatur Recreation Department.  An avid runner he has run two marathons, about 20 half marathons and 40 consecutive Peachtree Road Races.  Adams is a member of the 2003 class of Leadership Atlanta. He is a member of the Middle East Travel Seminar (METS) Class of 2006.  Adams lives in Decatur with his wife Carol.  They have two sons, Silas (24) and Connor (23).

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