Bill Connelly

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Scope of Service

Bill Connelly, Vice President with NAI Sioux Falls and has been with the firm since 2008. Bill’s primary area of expertise is the representation of sellers/landlords and buyers/tenants in the sale and leasing of industrial and investment properties. Bill’s attention to detail and ability to bring people together to get things done proves to be an asset for creating positive results for his clients. Bill maintains a strong network of owners, tenants and brokers. He handles every step of the real estate process for his clients, including telephone prospecting, site searches, and negotiating final lease or purchase agreements.

Education & Professional Experience

Bill Connelly received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of South Dakota. Bill is an integral part of NAI Sioux Falls with over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and management. He has been recognized as a leader in sales and marketing and in the ability to negotiate solutions to complex tasks. Bill has attended numerous seminars and training programs in Professional Selling Skills, including Miller Hieman Large Account Management programs. He served as President of the South Dakota Staffing Association, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Executives of Sioux falls, also serving on that organization’s Board of Directors.

Professional Affiliations & Designations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of South Dakota

What People Are Saying about Bill Connelly

“Our firm, Yankton Area Progressive Growth, Inc., finished construction on a 40,000 square foot spec building in 2013. Soon thereafter we listed the property with a very well known national commercial real estate firm. During the following three years, the aforementioned real estate firm engaged with us on a very limited basis and followed up with only a few referrals. On a couple of potential client visits, the listing firm didn’t even send a company representative to assist us in our showings. Needless, to say we were very disappointed and felt we needed better representation with a firm that was more engaged and had a better understanding of our local economic environment.
Yankton Area Progressive Growth was very fortunate to be introduced to Bill Connelly and through that initial meeting, we knew Bill and NAI had the necessary resources and referral network needed to assist us in the sale of our building. Bill was very knowledgeable about Yankton’s political and economical dynamic and used that information to market our property to potential clients who were a “good fit” for our community.

Bill Connelly was very active in marketing our building on a local, regional and national level and who referred our site to several prospective clients. I must note that, for each and every client introduction and site showing, Bill was right by our side. In addition, Bill thoroughly researched his clients and provided us with very valuable information on each to assist us in determining how these prospective buyers would impact Yankton from an economical and social perspective.

Yankton Area Progressive Growth executed an agreement with NAI on September 17, 2016 and we were under contract for the sale of our spec building within ten months. It is for the reasons noted herein that I highly recommend Bill Connelly and NAI Commercial Real Estate Services. Bill has proven himself to be a highly effective and involved professional of the highest degree.” 

Brian Steward
Yankton Area Progressive Growth, Inc.

“Bill was committed beyond measure, exemplified professionalism, and was thorough with the utmost detail. He was always optimistic that he would come across the right property to suit our needs. He flexed his schedule to accommodate viewings…he exceeded our expectations as a broker. Bill answered questions as quickly as he could, and when he didn’t know the answer, he assured us he would clarify and follow-up. Thank you, Bill, for all of your hard work and commitment – words could never express our heartfelt gratitude for all you have done to assist us.”

Co-Pastor Lenn George
Rehoboth International Ministries

“I want to express our appreciation for the professional manner in which Bill Connelly conducted our search for a new warehouse location in Sioux Falls. Bill presented a wide variety of available sites and without his quick response to a new listing, I doubt if we would have secured our new place of business”.

Bob Reed
Okoboji Wines

“Bill Connelly has been my real estate representative in Sioux Falls for five years and in all that time he has proven to be invaluable to the success of my commercial properties business. In all my years dealing with commerical real estate transactions, Bill has proven time and again to be the most professional, hardworking, knowledgeable and personable agent I have ever worked with. Bill tackes each new transaction, no matter the size, with his tireless energy, excellent negotiating skills and with his vast experience, ensures that the best deal is achieved, no detail is overlooked and that the sale goes through on time with both parties involved satisfied. I very highly recommend Bill for any real-estate venture you may be considering.”

Barry Thompson, President
Storage Properties, LLC

“Bill Connelly played a key role in securing the ideal building and location for our new business, The Sioux Falls Diamonds Fastpitch Softball Club.  We had very specific needs and unique challenges due to the nature of our business. Bill listened to our needs and spent many hours personally guiding us through the required processes to ensure that our business’s use fit the location of the chosen building.  Bill’s professionalism and expertise in the area of commercial real estate made the process of finding a building and opening our new competitive softball practice facility a seamless and problem free process.”

Sandy Delker-Holbert, President/Owner, Michael Wetrich Vice President/Owner
By The Threads, LLC. The Sioux Falls Diamonds Fastpitch Softball Club

I endorse the skills and experience of Bill Connelly, commercial real estate broker with NAI Sioux Falls.  I owned the former Super 8 Motel in Vermillion, SD.  I wanted to sell the property and business for over three years and had the property listed with another broker in my area, with no results.  I contacted Bill Connelly in March.  He came and discussed how the property should be priced and why, and how he would go about marketing my property.  I listed the property on March 2, 2015 and within a week, Bill brought me a qualified buyer and we had the property under contract.  Bill worked with me through the entire process from the buyers’ inspections to closing and kept me informed every step of the way.  We are closing the transaction today only a month and a half from our first meeting.  Bill’s knowledge, experience and professionalism was outstanding in every detail.  I would highly recommend him.  My only regret is that I did not list the property with him three years ago.  Thank you, Bill!

Rita Linn
Lins, LLC

Office Number: (605) 357-7100

Mobile Number: (605) 254-2360

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