Bill Shopoff

Chief Executive Officer, The Shopoff Group and Shopoff Securities, Inc. Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Shopoff Properties Trust William (Bill) Shopoff is Chief Executive Officer of The Shopoff Group and Shopoff Securities, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Shopoff Properties Trust. One of the nations’ premier real estate venture capitalists with nearly three decades of real estate and investment experience, his expertise includes the acquisition, development and sale of new and redeveloped residential and commercial properties throughout the United States, partnership structure, debt placement, venture capital and investment underwriting. Bill’s extensive experience includes a portfolio of over 100 separate partnerships formed to date and one billion dollars in residential and commercial real estate and undeveloped and underdeveloped land. These investments have been funded by private placement equity capital His systematic approach to acquiring undervalued land assets and creating substantial value through the land planning, zoning and regulatory approval process has created considerable wealth for his investors. Bill also has led the acquisition of hundreds of distressed or defaulted commercial mortgage loans and successfully resolved them through foreclosure and repositioning of the property or debt restructuring. In addition to purchasing whole loans and pools, Bill acquired controlling interest in three structured funds with the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC)/FDIC retaining a limited partner interest. Bill co-founded Asset Recovery Fund in 1992, which acquired properties offered through the RTC. Since August 1999, Bill has served as President of Eastbridge Partners, L.P., a position he maintains today. Upon acquiring the assets of Eastbridge Partners, L.P., in April 2004, Bill created The Shopoff Group. The Shopoff Group is a private real estate investment firm offering qualified high net worth clients strategic investment opportunities in land, residential and commercial properties, mortgage products, and pooled funds. In 2006, Bill founded the nation’s first publicly registered, privately traded land-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Shopoff Properties Trust, which focuses on acquiring undeveloped and underdeveloped land and adding value through entitlement process. Bill earned his Bachelors of Science degree in biology and an MBA in finance/accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a frequent guest speaker for IMN (Information Management Network – global organizers of institutional finance and investment conferences) offering insights on land development, commercial real estate, Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs,, and IRAs. He is a member of Commercial Investment Real Estate (CIRE), Building Industry Association (BIA), Executive Council of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin (UT REFIC), member of the University of California Irvine Chief Executive Roundtable (UCI CERT), and is active in professional, community and charitable organizations. He holds FINRA Series 22, 24, 62 and 63 securities licenses. Bill and his wife, Cindy, have two children and reside in Laguna Beach, CA.