Mr. William B. DockserMr. Dockser has been Chairman of the Board and founder of CRI, Inc. since 1974 and was founder and Chairman of the Board of CRIIMI MAE from 1989 to early 2003. CRI is one of the largest private owners of multi-family and commercial properties in the nation. CRI currently owns in excess of 198 separate properties located in 35 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. CRIIMI MAE is a vertically integrated, full-service commercial management company listed on the New York Stock Exchange which is actively involved in acquiring, originating, securitizing and servicing commercial mortgages and mortgage related assets. Mr. Dockser resigned from the Board of Directors of CRIIMI MAE at the end of February, 2004. For more than 15 years, Mr. Dockser served as Chairman of the board of two listed NYSE mortgage companies and four American Stock Exchange listed government insured multi-family mortgage companies.
Prior to forming CRI, Mr. Dockser served as president of Kaufman and Broad Asset Management, Inc. an affiliate of Kaufman and Broad, Inc., at that time the nation's leading homebuilder. For a period of 2.5 years prior to joining Kaufman and Broad, he served in various positions at HUD, culminating in the post of Deputy FHA Commissioner and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Production and Mortgage Credit, where he was responsible for all federally insured housing production programs. Before coming to Washington, Mr. Dockser was a practicing attorney in Boston with the firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart and a special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree form Yale University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, degree from Harvard College.
Mr. Dockser has long been active in industry, charitable and political activities and is currently Chairman of the Dockser Family Foundation. He recently was named Chairman Emeritus of the National Jewish Democratic Council and elected Chairman of the Solomon Project, a non-profit dedicated to furthering the political and civic education of the American Jewish Community. Along with his wife, Saundra, Mr. Dockser also created the Dockser Research Fellowship at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehoboth, Israel. At Harvard University, Mr. Dockser founded the Dockser Scholars Fellowships and served on the Committee and has also been designated a John Harvard Fellow. Mr. Dockser has also served as chairperson of numerous events on behalf of the American Heart Association and local metropolitan Washington, D.C. charities. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington and as a Trustee, Suburban Hospital.
Mr. Dockser is married with three children and an extended family, including four stepchildren and 16 grandchildren. Mr. Dockser is an avid sailboat racer and cruiser and competes in several of the Caribbean Circuit Events with his sailboat "Ravenous." In late March, racing a Farr 65, he won all four races in the International Rolex Regatta in St. Thomas and was awarded the coveted Governor's Cup for outstanding foreign boat in the Regatta. Bill sailed his own Oyster 70 in the USB BVI regatta April 5-10 and was awarded the Concourse delegacy. Memberships include the Annapolis Yacht Club and TPC Avenel in Potomac, Maryland.