GOTTFRIED INTERNATIONAL ESTATES is based in Houston and Washington, D.C. and supports luxury, residential, commercial, and land investments in Texas, Washington, D.C., Belize, Mexico, Europe, Bahrain, and Dubai. Since 2012, when our firm was established, we have managed $2 billion (USD) in Texas and international property listings, including $1 billion (USD) in Mexico where the Gottfried Family has been active in real estate investment since 1910, the time of the Mexican Revolution. We are currently managing $185 million in property listings in Dubai and $115 million in property listings in France, including Paris and the Cote d'Azur. We listed 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. Please contact us for information on our U.S. and international real estate expertise, thank you. Bill Gottfried, CEO/Broker, cell - 713-299-0653; Danielle Gottfried, REALTOR/Partner, cell - 713-299-8116, email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier in his career, Bill lived in Washington, D.C. where he renovated town houses in the Georgetown, Capital Hill, Mount Pleasant, and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. GOTTFRIED INTERNATIONAL ESTATES maintains an office in The Army and Navy Club Building on Farragut Square, 3 blocks from The White House, to support our U.S. and international clients' investment interests in the D.C. market.
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. He is a Knight of The Silver Circle Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. 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 had 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.
Bill and Danielle are Partners with Gottfried International, Inc., a management consulting and executive search firm based in Houston and Washington, D.C. supporting energy, agribusiness, biotechnology, health care, space technology, and real estate development, www.gottfriedinternational.com. Bill and Danielle are Founders and Directors of The Texas Kidney Institute in Houston formed to support kidney disease and kidney cancer research, www.texaskidneyinstitute.org.