In 1976, William became the Chairman and CEO of the Ostendorf-Morris Company, and over the next three decades, Mr. West continued his leadership as the Managing Partner of Ostendorf-Morris. Currently, Mr. West serves as the Chairman Emeritus of Hanna Commercial with Hanna’s purchase of the Ostendorf-Morris Company in 2014. He remains active by lending his expertise in providing counsel to management and serving as a company resource through his vast real estate knowledge. In addition, he will continue his involvement in real estate development and investment, and plays a major role in servicing a key corporate client.
William has participated in the development and investment of over 3 million square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space and over 1 ½ million square feet of office space in various partnerships.
Hanna Commercial is a multi-faceted commercial real estate company. William is a trusted partner of multi-national, Fortune 500 firms and represents real estate portfolios around the globe for clients including Goodrich Corporation.
Miami University, B.S.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
Society of Industrial Realtors (SIOR), Past President of Ohio Chapter
National Association of Industrial & Office Parks (NAIOP), Past President of Cleveland Chapter
Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Vice Chairman
Downtown Cleveland Improvement Corporation, Chairman
Colliers, USA, Past Chairman
New Cleveland Campaign, Director
Greater Cleveland Growth Association, Director
Junior Achievement, Past Director
Society for Crippled Children, Past Director
Case Western Reserve University Law School, Visiting Committee
Playhouse Square, Special Improvement District, President
Various other Board Affiliations