William W. Hamner, Chairman & CEO

wh-srA native Virginian originally from Rockfish, Virginia, "Bill" Hamner attended the University of Richmond, graduating in Business Administration, and followed with studies at the Realtor's Institute at the University of Virginia.

A veteran of over 40 years in commercial real estate brokerage and development, he formed Hamner Realty Company in 1974 and Hamner Development Company in 1985. He was previously a real estate representative for Exxon Company, USA. Bill Hamner has represented American Telephone and Telegraph as a consultant on a national basis and negotiated, on their behalf, 60 locations in a ten-state area within an 18-month period.

HDC has developed eight major commercial projects, representing in excess of 750,000 square feet of commercial space. Hamner maintains an ownership interest in most of the projects he develops, however his company also specializes in developing facilities for third-party ownership. HDC provides the development, leasing, and management expertise on a fee basis. Luck Stone Corporation, Costal Forms, and PenSoft are some of their clients. Another interesting phase of the HDC organization is the development of office and industrial condos for sale. "We get a great deal of satisfaction in providing real estate investment opportunities, and enjoy working as a team with contractors, engineers, architects, local governments, and banks as we bring these projects to life. TowneBank has been an outstanding team member in many of our projects."

Bill Hamner is past President of the Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors and is a past board member of the Peninsula Alliance for Economic Development. He is a member of Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce, and the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate. He is past President of the Virginia Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, past President of the University of Richmond - Peninsula Alumni, past President and member of the Board of Directors of Newport News Host Lions Club, and served on the vestry of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Andrew's Episcopal Day School. He was appointed by Governor George Allen to act as Regional Chairman of a committee to develop and implement various plans for economic development in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is past member of the Corporate Board of Williamsburg Landing, and currently serves as a member of the Corporate Board of TowneBank Williamsburg, and is a member of the Williamsburg Rotary Club.