Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Distinguished Alumni

William (Bill) Howell

William (Bill) Howell - 2014

William (Bill) Howell is a 1975 graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. The corporate professional/principal has extensive experience in managing real estate, investment and corporate real estate companies.

Howell, a 1970 Carnegie High School graduate, is the founder and partner of HAI Advisors that initially was based in New York but is now in Los Angeles. HAI Advisors is a real estate advisory firm that specializes in a range of services such as asset management, acquisitions, receiverships, dispositions, construction and development, and underwriting for major companies, nationally-known development and portfolio owners, national law firms as well as high net worth individuals.

His company provides real estate services for a variety of assets including commercial, industrial, residential, resort and golf properties with combined total asset values in excess of several billion dollars.

Howell has served with a diverse group of hospitality, management, hotel, and investment groups from coast to coast and around the world. He is a member of many foundations and advisory boards, including: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Tiger Woods Learning Centers, and the Seeing Eye Dog Foundation.

Howell and his wife, Deborah, reside in Topanga (CA). They have one son, Blake. He enjoys farm work at the family property in southern California as well as fishing, hiking and traveling with his family.