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Professional Experience

Since 1987, Bill Bacon has specialized in Tenant Representation and Strategic Consulting assignments for corporate real estate clients. In the last five years, Bill’s involvement in over 1.1 billion square feet of transactional space has consisted of high-profile assignments with institutional clients in the financial services, technology and biotech, public utilities and public agency sectors.

Bill has developed effective strategic plans and feasibility studies, brokered local and worldwide property transactions, and coordinated consultant teams on tightly-run projects. Through a series of high-level, mission-critical assignments, Bill has accumulated one of the most robust understandings of real estate strategy in the San Diego market. Bill participates on Boards of Directors and Roundtables where he supports the development of business strategies and identification of revenue growth opportunities and has a keen understanding of the challenges of achieving success in very competitive environments.

  • Experience developing strategic real estate plans for high growth companies
  • Negotiation of complex consolidations, build-to-suits and technical facility projects
  • Implementation of property disposition strategies for corporate clients
  • Extensive presentation experience to corporate and public agency board of directors to include economic justification studies and consensus building
Bill is recognized as one of the most active tenant representation professionals in Southern California and has been involved in many of the region’s largest lease transactions. Bill has been the Top Producer for the CBRE San Diego Region multiple years, Western Region Top 10 and a National Colbert Coldwell Circle Award winner.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • San Diego Economic Development Corporation – Board of Directors
  • Scripps Mercy Foundation – Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Coronado Schools Foundation – Lifetime Member
  • Nativity Prep Academy – Board of Trustees and Mentoring Program
  • Pedal the Cause – 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Ten Fundraiser
  • San Diego Business Journal Best Deal of the Year 2014
  • CBRE San Diego Top Occupier Group Professional, 2007 through 2016
  • CBRE San Diego Top 10 Professional, 1998 through 2014
  • CBRE National Colbert Coldwell Circle, 2008 and 2009



    • California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California: Bachelor of Science; Aeronautical Engineering

    Significant Assignments

    • Sempra Energy – Relocation of corporate headquarters in downtown San Diego to new build-to-suit office building of 305,000 square feet
    • The San Diego Union-Tribune – Relocation of corporate headquarters to new downtown location, including most prominent building-top signage in the city
    • California Judicial Council – Complex land purchase at Sacramento railyard for construction of new 400,000 square foot courthouse that included HazMat mitigation and relocation of train tracks
    • Caltrans/Orange County District Headquarters – Relocation of this strategic facility lease of 120,000 square feet in Irvine
    • Ernst & Young – Relocation of San Diego office in University Towne Centre submarket to 24,000 square feet in landmark 18-story Class A office tower at "The Plaza"
    • Attorney General of California – Relocation of prime Southern California civil and criminal attorney staff to 120,000 square feet in downtown San Diego
    • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP – Lease renewal of 50,000 square feet in downtown San Diego for this national law firm   
    • San Diego Gas & Electric – Corporate headquarters expansion, acquired additional 90,000 square foot building adjacent to headquarters campus without incurring a "captive premium"


      • MassMutual
      • Parsons
      • Curetis
      • Regus
      • The San Diego Union-Tribune
      • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
      • Ernst & Young
      • Sempra Energy
      • Explora BioLabs
      • State of California
      • California Attorney General
      • Judicial Council of California