Howard-Burton Realty

Residential, commercial and investments.

Howard-Burton Realty

Fax: 510-886-0986


We specialize in residential, commercial, and investment properties. The firm has a detailed understanding of local demographics, public policy, economic trends, environmental matters, entitlements and other key issues affecting real estate investment decisions. We work throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, San Antonio, Texas, and beyond.

We work hard to respond to our clients needs. We listen, we understand, we evaluate and we deliver. We go beyond the customers expectations with proven resources, extensive experience, feedback, and results.

Real Estate Brokerage & Consulting Services

Bill Ward, Broker/Owner

CA DRE  00926896

TX TREC  0565324

Realtor since 1986

Bachelor of Architecture

Master of City Planning


Our services are based on many years of experience as a Realtor, economist, urban planner,  environmental consultant and more than 20 years as an elected City Councilmember and Planning Commissioner. The firm  is throughly familiar with real estate markets in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We provide client services for residential purchases and sales, commercial and industrial acquisitions, including environmentally challenged properties (Brownfields).


Areas of Expertise: for  environmentally challenged properties:


  • Identifying compromised real estate investment properties by quantifying and evaluating
    • Performing all real estate due diligence functions;
    • Quantifying environmental exposure from a financial and public relations perspective;
    • Working with local officials and government staff to gain project approvals.