Bill Gottfried



Bill and Danielle Gottfried are honored to advise their clients on real estate investments in Houston, including Houston Heights where Bill and Danielle live in an Historic Home, and in France, including Paris, and the Cote d'Azur. Bill and Danielle have traveled to Paris, the South of France, and the Cote d'Azur for over 30 years supporting their clients' interests. We are presenting outstanding properties in Houston, including elegant residences in Houston Heights, a beautiful villa in Cannes in a private sale, elegant properties on the Cote d'Azur, including the Gulf of St-Tropez, and elegant residences in Paris. Please contact us for information on our real estate investment expertise in Texas, including Houston, and in France, we thank you. Bill Gottfried, CEO/Broker, cell/whatsapp: 713-299-0653 (U.S); Danielle Gottfried, REALTOR/Partner, cell: 713-299-8116 (U.S.);; Partners and Colleagues in Houston, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, and the Cote d' Azur.

Bill served as 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 Boards of Directors. Bill is a founding Board Member and 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 he was a Founding Member of the U.S.-Russia Business Council in Washington, D.C.

Bill and Danielle are Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS), Transnational Referral Certified (TRC), and Certified Negotiation Experts (CNE). Bill has been a member of AMPI International in Mexico and The Texas Land Brokers Network. Bill has served on the National Association of Realtors Global Business & Alliances Committee, he is an Eagle Scout, he has been listed in The Financial Times of London's "Who's Who In Global Oil & Gas", and he is a Knight of the Circle Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.; he has Club member privileges at affiliate clubs in Houston, Dallas, Mexico City, London, and Paris.

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 Harvard Business School and Rice University; 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 (300,000 b/d) 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 to support U.S. investment cooperation with the newly Independent Republics that declared their independence from the USSR.

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 possesses over 35 years of real estate investment and development experience in U.S. and global markets.

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 their clients' interests.