Lecturer (continuing)
Real Estate

Developed an interdisciplinary course in land development and investment for Haas, Berkeley Law, CED, and Public Policy students. Coaching the Golden Shovel and UT Austin Real Estate Competitions.


Bill Falik has practiced land use, real estate, mediation, and environmental law in Northern California for the past 42 years and has been active as attorney, mediator, expert witness, real estate developer, and professor in all aspects of land-use planning and real estate acquisition, finance, negotiation, and development. He graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 1968 and from Harvard Law School in 1971, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Falik has been the managing partner of numerous land development partnerships involving entitling, planning, and developing masterplanned communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and the greater Sacramento region. Currently, he is a Managing Partner of Westpark Community Builders, which developed a 1,483-acre masterplanned community in the City of Roseville. In addition, he developed a championship golf course with Johnny Miller, together with the Whitney Oaks Masterplanned Community in Rocklin, California.

Falik serves on the Policy Advisory Board and Executive Committee for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. In addition, for the past twelve years, he has been a Visiting Professor and an Adjunct Professor at Berkeley Law School, the College of Environmental Design, and the Goldman School of Public Policy, and he is a member of the professional faculty of Berkeley Haas, where he teaches an interdisciplinary course (to law, business, planning, public policy, and civil engineering students) which he developed, entitled “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Land Development and Investment.”