Since his graduation in 1987 from Arizona State University’s School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction, William Oster has worked on hundreds of development projects including many award-winning and significant undertakings. Mr. Oster’s portfolio of completed projects includes historical restorations, public and private commercial developments, hospitality and retail projects ranging from minor remodels to full-scale flagship ground-up locations.
As an owner of Watershed Partners since 1999, Mr. Oster has completed several significant flagship projects in Beverly Hills including Chanel at 400 North Rodeo Drive, a 14,000 sq. ft. multi-level building which required complete demolition down to base structure, significant structural modifications, an entirely new façade, MEP systems and a complete interior build-out. Mr. Oster also completed a re-build of the Ralph Lauren flagship located at 444 North Rodeo Drive consisting of combining two adjacent buildings with significant structural foundation work required. This 21,000 sq. ft. project on multiple levels included structural suspension of a concrete elevator pit above an active underground parking ramp. Mr. Oster’s most recent completed flagship project was Burberry at 301 North Rodeo Drive. Completed in the Fall of 2014, the project consisted of demolition of an existing building and construction of a new 5 level (1 below-grade, 4 above-grade) building in 12 months.
Prior to joining Watershed Partners, Inc., Mr. Oster was Senior Project Manager for a large, nationally-recognized specialty general contractor. Past clients with whom Mr. Oster has completed projects include Burberry, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co.. Apple, Chloe, Marriott, Sur la Table, Club Monaco, Gap Brands, Brooks Brothers, Ian Schrager Hotels, Bruno Magli, DKNY, The Limited, Eddie Bauer, Urban Outfitters, Venator, Bombay Co., Williams Sonoma, Laura Ashley, Marmaxx, Linens N Things, Franklin Mint, April Cornell, Ann Taylor, Store of Knowledge, Garden Botanika, K Mart, Talbots, Planet Hollywood, United Retail, Fredericks of Hollywood, Bristol Farms, Rampage Retailing and others. Mr. Oster’s experience includes projects from coast to coast and Hawaii and hundreds of shopping centers including many flagship and prototype locations.
Also prior to joining Watershed, Mr. Oster’s experience in public institutional owner representation includes six years as a project manager for a leading firm in Phoenix, AZ. Public projects completed as an owner representative include an 800 bed residence hall, a historic restoration of a performing arts theater and gallery, a multi-storied administrative complex, a 440,000 sq. ft. high school and district auditorium, elementary schools, a district-wide remodel program, as well as several municipal wastewater treatment systems. Past clients for whom Mr. Oster acted as owner representative include Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Public Schools, Scottsdale Public Schools, City of Apache Junction Arizona, Town of Quartzsite Arizona, and others.