Bill Reynolds grew up in Boulder in the Mapleton Hill District, attended Boulder High School and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1960. He served as an officer in the US Navy on the USS Bennington from 1960 to 1962. From 1962 to 1964 he worked in his father’s real estate business in Boulder and from 1964 to 1965 he worked for Moore Real Estate in Denver. He set up the W.W. Reynolds Companies, a real estate brokerage company, in 1966 selling real estate in Aspen and Denver. He built his first building in Boulder in 1970, a small office / warehouse building, which he still owns today.
During the last 40 years, Bill and his companies have developed more than two million square feet of office, commercial and residential buildings in Boulder and Fort Collins. Notable projects include Table Mesa Shopping Center, Sunrise Shopping Center and Pearl East Business Park, to name just a few. His most recent project is the 550,000 square foot mixed-use development, One Boulder Plaza, located in downtown Boulder. The W. W. Reynolds Companies has 428 tenants and currently owns and / or manages over 4 million square feet of commercial property along the Front Range.
Bill has served the community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Boulder Chamber, Boulder YMCA and is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation. He was a founding member of the CU Real Estate Center and served as President of the Center as well as a founder and the first president of the University of Colorado Real Estate Foundation. Bill is a longtime ULI member and is currently on the Small Scale Development Council. Bill and The W.W. Reynolds Companies have been honored twice as NAIOP’s Colorado Chapter Developer of the Year and most recently, Bill was honored with NAIOP’s 2011 President’s Award.
Bill and his wife Jane reside in Boulder along with their three children and five grandchildren.