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  • William Densberger, Agent in San Francisco - Compass

    William Densberger

    Luxury Real Estate Professional | DRE 01811932
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    About William


    A native to St. Helena, Will cherishes the life-long relationships he has developed in Napa Valley over the years.  After receiving his BS in Business/Finance Will went to work for Safeway Inc. just prior to their leveraged buyout (“LBO”) by Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts (“KKR”). Will landed in Safeway’s vast non-operating real estate property portfolio, initially within accounting and quickly ascending in responsibility to vice president of the national property management division. Ultimately, Will was responsible for all asset management responsibilities including opening and managing regional real estate offices throughout the US.   


    Given Safeway’s diverse holdings and Will’s responsibilities therein, Will’s early real estate opportunities provided valuable experience.  Ultimately, this Safeway portfolio was transferred into a partnership managed by KKR’s real estate affiliate based in Portland, OR, that Will joined and was promoted to Vice President, Asset Management.  Will’s responsibilities quickly expanded to include oversight of the managing partner’s corporate agricultural portfolio.


    Prior to returning to Napa Valley in 2007, Will joined The Nature Conservancy as CEO of their newly formed Ag-subsidiary, Conservation Farms and Ranches, where he served for two years. With Compass, Will specializes in the wine industry real estate world representing both buyers and sellers.  Within this niche, Will combines his deep local, home town knowledge and relationships, his commercial/investment experience and his practical agricultural expertise.  Will’s track record of success is appreciated by his clients and noted by his team of industry professionals whom he calls upon, as needed, to support the successful execution of his deals.


    TRANSACTIONS (partial list)

    • $18.1M Mt. Veeder vineyard estate -  represented buyer (Tesseron Family, Chateau Pontet-Canet, Paulliac, Bordeaux) – seller was the estate of Robin Williams                                               

    • $14M Twin Creeks Vineyard (Napa Valley AVA) – represented buyer

    • $25M Starry Skies Ranch (Knights Valley) – represented buyers

    • $33.25M Santa Angelina Ranch Listing (business terms agreed) – representing seller

    • $30M M&T Staten Island Ranch (10,000 acres, Walnut Grove, CA) – represented the seller

    • $8.5M Knights Valley’s “Bellisimo” Vineyard Estate (153 acres) – represented both buyer and seller 

    • MJA Winery and Vineyard (St. Helena) – represented the buyer (Aonair Winery)

    • Amici Winery (Calistoga) – represented the buyer of this classic Calistoga site.

    • Phelan winery (Napa) – represented the seller and buyer

    • Reverie II Winery (St. Helena) – represented buyer

    • Atlas Peak vineyard (Jack Wines, buyer) – represented buyer

    • Atlas Peak vineyard development project – represented seller

    • Diamond Mountain’s “Post” Vineyard Estate – represented the buyer; $12M+- development

    • Red Lake Vineyard (Howell Mt.) – represented buyer

    • Calistoga Vineyard (30-acre estate – Cliff Lede Vineyards, buyer) – represented seller

    • Calistoga Vineyard (15-acre estate – Baldacci Vineyards, buyer) – represented both buyer and seller

    • Galleron Lane – represented seller on new Lifestyle home with petit Verdot vineyard

    • The Bay Leaf Restaurant in Napa – represented the seller



    • Proven leadership and achievement of measurable objectives in diverse environments.

    • Demonstrated skills with complex real estate concepts.

    • Excellent interpersonal communication and analytical skills 



    Board Member Knights Valley Land Owners                  Fall 2005-2017

    Football Coach, Saint Helena High School                     Fall 2005-present

    Girls’ Basketball Coach, Saint Helena High School        Fall 2005-2009      

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