Small Business and Commercial

Real Estate Brokerage

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William R. Nicholson

Principal | Heritage Capital Group
Broker of Record | Steel Beach Advisors
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Bill Nicholson has 40 years of diversified experience in the commercial and investment banking industries. At Heritage, Bill concentrates on M&A advisory assignments and conducts litigation support.

With the acquisition of Barnett Banks by Bank of America, Bill joined Bank of America Securities as managing director. He oversaw the Real Estate Advisory Group – the firm’s national investment banking practice serving private real estate companies and investors. In January 1992, Bill joined Barnett Banks of Florida, Inc. from PNC Bank. He served as director of commercial real estate from the beginning of 1992 until Barnett was acquired in the late summer of 1997. He was chairman of the bank’s Community Development Corporation, vice chairman and director of Main American Capital, a mortgage banking joint venture. Bill spent ten years with PNC in Pittsburgh, managing the bank’s national construction lending group and supporting the international division on select overseas real estate transactions.

He has been a member of the board of directors of BBX Capital (NYSE – BBX). He serves on the audit and the compensation committees for 15 years, in addition to his general board responsibilities.

Bill graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and earned a master’s degree in finance and real estate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bill holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 securities licenses as well as a Florida real estate broker’s license. He is a Vietnam veteran and former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.