Bill Aden

    Bill Aden

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    I am a graduate of Virginia Tech and a longtime resident of the Town of Blacksburg. I am a Vietnam veteran and have spent my entire career in the real estate business dealing with civil and environmental engineering issues. I started a small civil/environmental firm in Blacksburg during a period of great growth in the town and have watched the firm, the town, and the University blossom.

    I've also been a developer, real estate owner, and buyer and seller of real estate in Blacksburg. I have bought and sold several homes in the town and have actually been the developer of subdivisions and commercial establishments during my career.

    I've served on the Virginia Tech University Alumni Board, the Advisory Board of Civil Engineering, and the Advisory Board for the College of Engineering. I've also served on the Blacksburg Planning Commission, serve on numerous town committees, and am a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce. I'm on the Board of the Mountain Lake Lodge and the Blacksburg Historic Foundation.

    I voluntarily stepped aside from my position as president and CEO of Draper Aden Associates several years ago but yearned to remain a part of the business and real estate community. It is for this reason that I have become a licensed agent for the most dynamic real estate firm in the New River Valley, Coldwell Banker Townside.

    I love to help first time home buyers, people searching for the right place to meet their needs and call home. I also help people find investment properties, land development projects, and commercial real estate opportunities.

    I look forward to meeting you next!

    My Client Reviews

    Overall star rating: 5.0
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    Matt gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill represented me in the successful sale of a commercial lot on South Main Street in Blacksburg, His deep market knowledge, relationships with local government officials, and deal making skills were essential to the transaction. The site required rezoning and Bill managed that complex process seamlessly, which was important to me as an out-of-town investor. I highly recommend him for commercial transactions in the Blacksburg area given his broad real estate and business experience in the area and deep list of valuable contacts and relationships in the community.
    Phil gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill Aden was an easy choice when it came to listing my house. He was a solid businessman long before he entered the real estate field.He had started his own business, an engineering firm, made it successful and then sold it to his associates. he had great contacts in Blacksburg,and knew the market. He gave me great advice as to what we needed to do to the house. Although sales in my neighborhood had not been good, he priced my house higher than we suggested, given us the reason he believed it justified the price! He was right, the house sold the first week it was placed on the market.
    Diane gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    I've worked with Bill Aden on two real estate transactions in the past 2 years. Each time, he's been knowledgeable and very responsive. Each step of the way Bill has been there to answer questions, provide information and assist with anything needed. He does a great job and I'm happy to have worked with him.
    Kitty gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill has been wonderful throughout. He made sure we were taken care of through the entire process, even when he was out of town for a week. I strongly recommend him.

    My Experience

    • I am a Real Estate Agent, businessman, consulting Civil Engineer, entrepreneur, property manager, and consultant to the developers and individual home owners alike. I can bring a wealth of local connections and business experience to meet your real estate needs. Im an active partner in the development of single-family subdivsions and mini storage facilities in the NRV.
    • DEVELOPMENTS: I've been a partner in the development of over 400 single family lots, 80 of which were on exclusive building sites with on-site utilities. I have over forty (40) years experience regarding land acquisition and development. I have experience in locating land, moving through regulatory hearings, and design development of infrastructure.
    • INVESTMENT PROPERTY: I can also help you find investment properties. Im a property manager of several investment properties in the NRV and elsewhere in the US. I can help your business find a home and have represented businesses looking to buy or lease land, office, and industrial spaces. No matter your real estate needs, I can help you find what youre looking for.
    • ENGINEERING: I worked as an executive with 40+ years experience in growth management of a consulting engineering firm. I was the co-founder of Draper Aden Associates, a 175+ person civil engineering firm with currently 5 offices in Virginia and North Carolina. The firm is one of the 25 Best Firms to Work For in America and is listed on the top 500 Civil Engineering firms in Engineering News Record Top Design Firms.
    • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT I have over forty (40) years experience in advising local government and public utilities on management and financial issues . I have expertise in budgeting, capital improvement plans, and rate and fee implementation, which gives me insight into your real estate questions and needs.

    My Community Involvement

    • President of the Blacksburg Partnership since 2013.
    • Serving on Board of Directors for the Black House Museum.
    • Serving as a Board member of the Carilion New River Valley Hospital.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
    • Have served on the Executive Committee for the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce.
    • Former member of the Blacksburg Planning Commission.
    • Former member of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board.
    • Former member of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Advisory Board.
    • Former member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.
    • Member of the executive committee of the Blacksburg Partnership.
    • Recipient of the "business person of the year" from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

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