Senior Professional highly experienced in commercial building and real estate development. Substantial expertise in construction of mixed-use commercial facilities, retail, specialty boutiques entertainment, industrial buildings, corporate office, scientific research campuses and specialty projects of many types and uses.
700+ Million Total Construction & Development during Career; 250+ Million in place since 1983
Innovative builder turns concepts into reality on time & on budget, generating profit from new and underutilized facilities.
Creator of aesthetically distinctive quality commercial environments.
Who’s Who in the World 1999- 2011 Who’s Who in the East 1997-2011 Who’s Who in Finance & Industry 2006-2011
Full Professional Member ULI Urban Land Institute
Member ICSC International Council of Shopping Centers
Member National Press Photographers Association
Member American Society of Media Photographers
Member WPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International
Licensed Real Estate Broker, New Jersey
Chairman Passaic County New Jersey Film Commission
Broker Member of IOREBA The Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area
Broker Member Real Estate Board Of New York
Registered/Licensed Builder with State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Member ADJA American Disk Jockey Association
Member ARRL American Radio Relay League
Licensed Ham Radio Operator ( General Class) KC2ZPZ
Member BARA Bergen Amateur Radio Association
Member Fairlawn NJ Radio Emergency Service
Board Member Alumni Association The City University of New York, College of Technology
Board Member Icarus Interstellar, Funding Committee Chair
Member British Interplanetary Society
BS, Engineering, Farleigh Dickinson University, 1975 AAS Construction Technology, New York City College of Technology Postgraduate studies in Engineering, Real Estate and Contract Law
Married, 4 children. , Professional photographer, Short film producer, Photographic Lecturer, Disc Jockey
WILLIAM CRESS CORPORATION, Wayne, NJ Web Page: http://www.williamcresscorp.com
President (1983 to Present)
Direct day-to-day operation of general contracting / construction management firm specializing in building, design and development of
commercial and residential projects and renovations totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
Responsible for business acquisition, project development, P&L and strategic planning.
GRAFLEX PRODUCTS L.L.C. Web Page: http://www.graflexllc.com
President (2010 to Present)
Graflex, LLC a new company that creates, markets and distributes specialty photographic products under the GRAFLEX brand for use by the
by the film production industry and well as the photographic community.
GLOBAL REALTY ASSOCIATES CORPORATION (1985 to present)
Involved in all aspects of operation of firm transacting many millions of dollars in real estate transfers.
Direct planning, management and training in conjunction with general real estate operations.
CBS BUILDERS INC. (1984-1996)
Directed firm specializing in development, construction and marketing of major residential communities.
CRESS PHOTO (1984-PRESENT)
President Web Page: http://www.flashbulbs.com
A specialty photographic supply firm creating, manufacturing & providing special effects FX Consulting, classic cameras and
Flash bulbs for film & television, the military testing & research companies & photographers on a worldwide basis.
CC Technology LLC ( 1986-Present)
A Classified Company
CC Global LLC ( 1986-Present)
A Classified Company
UNITED ARTISTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC., Long Island, NY 1979 to 1983
Director Of Construction
Managed all phases of operation including site analysis, concept and design, bid preparation and presentation, selection
of general and subcontractors, finance, construction management and cost analysis.
Involved with the construction and development of commercial real estate in excess of $40 million. Created start-up
THEATRE ERECTORS INC. (1981 TO 1983)
Developed in-house construction management division for United Artists Communications, Inc.
Supervised and directed all office and field operations. Achieved 20% reduction in overall construction costs.
LEVCO SHOPPING CENTERS, Wayne, NJ 1973 to 1979
Director Of Construction
Constructed and managed shopping centers and retail projects totaling $20+ million.
JOHN ZANETAKOS ASSOCIATES, Wayne, NJ 1972 to 1973
Responsible for municipal and private project engineering.
Prior Experience: Project Coordinator, Boswell Engineering (1968-72); Project Supervisor, Pyramid Enterprises (1964-68)