About Bill NessBill Ness is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of 55places.com.
Bill is the head of the company and oversees everything, from the largest projects to the minutest details. His real estate career began in sales for Del Webb before becoming a sales manager for Sun City Huntley. Bill then helped to organize the grand opening of the popular Edgewater community in 2005, gaining first hand experience of the intricacies of active adult communities.
After noticing that the industry lacked a central, reliable, and unbiased resource for active adult communities, Bill left Del Webb in 2007 to start 55places.com. Starting the company with a laptop held together by duct tape, Bill meticulously built 55places.com into the nation’s leading resource for active adult communities. Having traveled to countless 55+ communities and having interviewed residents, builders, and agents around the country, Bill is considered a leading expert on the active adult lifestyle. Bill resides in Chicago with his wife, Gina and their two young sons, Noah and Wyatt. Although he has traveled internationally, completed a triathlon, and started his own company, Bill's proudest achievement is his ability to say the ABCs backwards.