Bill Gottfried

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GOTTFRIED INTERNATIONAL ESTATES supports clients in Texas, including Houston, Washington, D.C., Mexico, Belize, Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan, and the Middle East, where Bill Gottfried, our CEO and Broker, served as the National Association of Realtors Presidential Liaison to the United Arab Emirates and where he began his career as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Arabian Gulf managing petroleum shipments in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and Yemen for the Department of Defense. We have managed over $2 billion (USD) in global property listings, including $1 billion in Mexico where the Gottfried Family has been active in real estate since 1910, the time of the Mexican Revolution. We sold the highest priced international residential property on the Houston Association of Realtors MLS, a $65 million luxury villa in St Jean Cap Ferrat on the Cote d'Azur; we are currently presenting luxury properties in Paris, St-Paul de Vence, Grasse, Cannes, Juan Les Pins, Mougins, and St-Tropez, including a $95 million luxury villa in Cannes. Please contact us for information on our real estate expertise, we thank you. Bill Gottfried, CEO and Broker, cell/whatsapp - 713-299-0653 (U.S); Danielle Gottfried, REALTOR and Partner, cell - 713-299-8116 (U.S.);;

Our Washington, D.C. office located is in The Army and Navy Club Building on Farragut Square, three blocks from The White House, where we support our clients' investment interests in the Washington, D.C. real estate market. Bill Gottfried is a Knight of the Silver Circle Member of The Army and Navy Club and Affiliate Clubs in London and Paris.

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 Houston, 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, and he has been listed in The Financial Times of London's "Who's Who In Global Oil & Gas".

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 (200,000 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.




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