President, Douglas Management & Realty, Inc
William M. Murphy is a licensed real estate broker in the States of New York and Florida. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the National University of Ireland and Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from New York University and a Senior Certificate in Mortgage Banking. Mr. Murphy began his career in the preparation of planning and real estate feasibility studies and rose to become Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank; in charge of real estate lending for the Southeast United States.
Since 1984 Mr. Murphy has been heavily involved in real estate development in Florida. Some of Mr. Murphy’s investment and development projects include the “Capital Bank Center”, a 200,000 s.f. office project in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the “Executive Court at Jacaranda” a 90,000 s.f. office project in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the “Executive Court at Inverrary” in Lauderhill, Florida, an 90,000 s.f. office development, the “Executive Court at Cypress Creek” in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a 60,000 s.f. office development and Lauderdale Marketplace, a 260,000 square foot retail development in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida with a residential component and rights to develop up to 1500 units. Mr. Murphy is also a 40% owner of Dolphin Properties & Investments, a Florida Company that owns 6500 apartment units in Florida. Mr. Murphy has significant interests in multiple office buildings and numerous parcels of land. Mr. Murphy is also a past director of the Geo Group, a company listed on the NYSE, and a Trustee and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Correctional Properties Trust, a NYSE listed REIT.
He is extensively involved in the South Florida community. Currently, Mr. Murphy serves as Chairman of Economic Development Board of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida and is a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. He is a Director of The Ireland Funds America