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William Kistler

William Kistler

Executive Vice President & Managing Director, EMEA, International Council of Shopping Centers

Bill Kistler is a strategist with a global network of industry and government relationships. His career includes leadership positions in development, advisory and non-profit organizations.

He currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA at the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). Previously, he founded and remains non-executive chairman of the Urban Innovation Network (UIN).  He also established the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Europe, serving as its first president from 2003 - 2009.

Prior to ULI, Bill was Senior Client Partner leading Korn Ferry’s real estate executive search practice in EMEA, and previously he founded Equinox Partners, a real estate advisory firm with offices in Europe and the US. 

As Directeur Générale of the Disney Development Company, Bill was responsible for launching the mixed-use development of Val d’Europe at Disneyland Paris. He also held senior roles at JMB Properties in Chicago, Cushman & Wakefield in New York and IBM where he oversaw the company’s real estate in New York and Paris. 

Bill is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute. He holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Southern California.

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