Bill Ness is the founder and CEO of 55places.com. His real estate career began in 2003 at Del Webb's Sun City Huntley northwest of Chicago. In 2005, Bill helped organize the grand opening of the popular Edgewater community, which went on to sell several hundred homes in the first year. During this process Bill gained first hand experience of the intricacies of launching and managing sales operations at large-scale 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. Bill meticulously built 55places.com into the nation’s leading resource for active adult communities. Bill has personally toured hundreds of 55+ communities and interviewed residents, builders, and agents around the country. The knowledge he has gained along the way has helped turn Bill into one of the leading experts of 55+ active adult communities in the country.