Bill Gottfried

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GOTTFRIED INTERNATIONAL ESTATES is an independent real estate investment company based Houston with partners in Washington, D.C., Mexico, Belize, and Europe. We support luxury, residential, commercial, agriculture, and land investments in U.S. and international markets. We have managed over $2 billion (USD) in global property listings, including $1 billion (USD) in Mexico. We hold the record for the highest priced international residential listing on the Houston Association of Realtors MLS, a $60 million (USD) luxury villa in St Jean Cap Ferrat on the Cote d'Azur in France. For information on our real estate expertise, please contact us, thank you: Bill Gottfried, BROKER, cell - 713-299-0653; Danielle Gottfried, REALTOR and Partner, cell - 713-299-8116, email: and

Bill Gottfried, our firm's Broker, was honored to serve as the Chairman of the Houston Association of Realtors International Advisory Group, Chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors International Committee, and the National Association of Realtors Presidential Liaison to the United Arab Emirates. He has served on the Houston Association of Realtors and the Texas Association of Realtors Board of Directors. Bill is a founding Board Member and current Advisory Board Member of the Houston Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) supporting China and Asia - Pacific Region investors in the U.S., including in Texas and Houston.

Bill and Danielle hold the record for the highest priced international residential property listed on the Houston Association of REALTORS MLS, a $55 million (USD) luxury villa located in St-Jean Cap Ferrat on the Cote d'Azur in the South of France. In Mexico, we have supported over $1 billion (USD) in real estate investments. Bill and Danielle are Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS), Transnational Referral Certified (TRC), and Certified Negotiation Experts (CNE).

Bill is a member of AMPI International Mexico, The Texas Land Brokers Network, The Asian Real Estate Association of America, The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C., and he is a Founding Member of the U.S.-Russia Business Council in Washington, D.C. Bill has served on the Boards of Directors of the Texas Association of Realtors and the Houston Association of Realtors and he has served on the National Association of Realtors Global Business & Alliances Committee.

Bill earned a B.S. in Petroleum Marketing from The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma; a M.B.A. in International Business from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; he has attended Executive Ed. at the Harvard Business School; and he was commissioned a U.S. Naval Officer at Officer Candidate School, Newport, R.I. Bill began his career in the Middle East managing petroleum shipments in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Yemen for the Department of Defense. Later in his career, he was a member of the first U.S. Government Trade Missions sent to Russia and Central Asia during the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Danielle earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from The Gwynedd-Mercy University, located in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, a M.Ed. in Elementary Education, with a minor in Child Psychology, from The College of New Jersey, located in Trenton, New Jersey, and she holds a Reading Certification from Lehigh University, located in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Danielle is a Certified Short Sale Negotiator, a Certified Home Marketing Specialist, and a Certified Negotiation Expert. Danielle is Transnational Referral Certified.

Danielle was the Founder, Director, and Administrator of Caravaca Academy and Apple Core Coalition, both located in Houston, and both focused on enhancing elementary education and academic excellence in the school systems of the Houston Metropolitan Area. Danielle is of French-Spanish Heritage, her family having longstanding roots in Spain and France. Danielle has been a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Texas and a real estate investor since 1980, starting her career with one of the leading luxury real estate Brokers in Houston. Danielle manages marketing and sales transactions for luxury resort properties and high end real estate properties in the Houston area as well as in international markets where Gottfried International Estates supports clients' interests.

Bill and Danielle are the Managing Partners of Gottfried International, Inc., an independent management consulting, project development, and executive search firm based in Houston and Washington, D.C. supporting energy, agribusiness, health care, biotechnology, space technology, and real estate development. (







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1447 Tulane St #800, Houston, TX 77008   Get Directions
Phone: (713) 299-0653
Fax: (866) 449-7098