Bill Ramsey – 2019 Professional Builder Forty Under 40
March 1, 2019
Networking is one of the talents that comes to the fore among this year’s Forty Under 40 class. From grand efforts, such as organizing the logistics for an event to support building trades training that drew 1,600 attendees, or raising millions of dollars to build a refuge for families of cancer patients, to smaller-scale activities, such as cultivating local real estate agents to improve co-op sales, these rising stars demonstrate a knack for leveraging their connections and establishing new ones.
Digital marketing prowess is another strong suit of this group, as many of them grew revenue by mastering new lead generation strategies and devising and implementing systems and processes for targeting the right prospects and streamlining sales and marketing. Some of them took the family business to the next level, became division presidents by their mid-30s, or excelled in home building after making a career change from a completely different field—journalism, running fishing boat charters, or lobbying in the halls of the U.S. Senate, among other examples.
And the leaders and innovators of this up-and-coming generation of home builders, developers, designers, researchers, and sales professionals also are active in their communities, giving back through mentoring, charity work, coaching youth sports, and myriad other ways you’ll read about below, as Professional Builder proudly presents the Forty Under 40 Class of 2019.
William Ramsey, 37
Principal, KTGY Architecture + Planning, Denver
• BA, Architecture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
• AIA • NCARB • LEED AP
• Offered a KTGY partnership, one of 16 in the firm • Part of the team that created the brand vision for Toll Brothers’ Regency at Summerlin active adult product in the western U.S. The team handled land planning and designing the amenity building and houses for Regency • Came out of the Great Recession by learning all facets of the market and adapting
• Partnered with the Oakland (Calif.) Public Education Fund to raise money and match professionals with middle schools to introduce students to career opportunities in architecture
• Truly ambidextrous: throws and swings a golf club as a righty; writes, cuts food, and swings a tennis racket as a lefty