Chief Operating Officer
and Chief Legal Officer
Bill Mayer, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer for Sudberry Properties, is responsible for day-to-day operations, providing support for acquisitions and development, and managing all legal issues, including the selection and oversight of outside counsel. Prior to joining Sudberry Properties in 2017, Mayer was the Chief Legal Officer for McKinney Capita & Advisory in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa. His responsibilities included overseeing the legal aspects of financial analysis, leasing, portfolio analysis, asset management, hospitality management, franchise, acquisitions and dispositions. Previously, for more than 14 years, Mayer was the Vice President and General Counsel for D.R. Horton’s West Region, consisting of 10 Divisions in eight states and more than 2,000 full-time employees. Mayer was one of the first attorneys at D.R. Horton, which is largest homebuilder in the country. He helped D.R. Horton manage its historic market expansion from 2002 to 2008, weather the historic downturn from 2008 to 2012, and rebuild following the recession. During his tenure, he helped convert homes sales to an online function, integrated acquisitions, created an eight-member legal team, developed sales and marketing documentation, warranties and disclosures, created an integrated system for contracting, and resolved hundreds of lawsuits. Mayer earned a Juris Doctor degree at the California Western School of Law in San Diego and a bachelor’s in Government, Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Museum of Man since 2009, including two terms as Chair. He is currently serving as General Counsel. He has been involved in the successful reopening of the California Tower to the public, the selection of Micah Parzen as CEO, and the positioning of the museum as one of the premier museums of Cultural Anthropology in the world.