Bill Whitney, Berklee's vice president for real estate, is responsible for managing campus planning, major capital projects involving substantial rehabilitation and new construction, and overseeing physical plant operations. He also is responsible for acquiring property for the college, whether by purchase or lease. He manages leasing college-owned property to retail and office users. Prior to joining Berklee, Whitney held positions in planning and development with a privately held, Boston-based company that owns, manages, and develops real estate; the New England Aquarium; and the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Hel holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Fordham University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan.