Gottfried International, Inc. is an independent management consulting, project development, and real estate firm supporting energy, agriculture, health care, commercial space technology, and real estate development. Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas to support investment in kidney disease prevention, research, and technology innovation to improve the lives of kidney patients. The Institute was established in honor of family members who died from kidney disease, including Bill Gottfried's Father, Henry William Gottfried, Jr., CDR, U.S. Navy. We are committed ending the global pandemic of kidney disease, one-third of the world's population is at risk for kidney disease (National Kidney Foundation).
Our energy experience began when our firm's founding partner, Bill Gottfried, served as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Middle East managing petroleum shipments in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and Yemen. During the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill joined the first U.S Department of Energy Trade Missions sent to Russia and Central Asia where he raised capital and recruited management teams for joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan.
We recruited senior executives for several of the first agricultural biotechnology companies and we formed the first U.S.-Kazakhstan agriculture joint venture following the collapse of the Soviet Union with support from Kazakhstan's Ministry of Agriculture and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.
We developed the first hyperspectral imaging system for the energy industry providing for space based hydrocarbon exploration. This system was designed as one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station. We have recruited senior executives for space technology companies in the U.S. and Europe, including CEO's for two of the first commercial space technology companies established in the U.S.
Our real estate team advises clients on investments in Texas, including Houston; and in Mexico, Europe, and Dubai. Bill and Danielle Gottfried have managed $2 billion in global property listings and represented the highest priced residential listing on the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service, a $76 million villa in the South of France.
Bill Gottfried received a B.S. in Petroleum Marketing from The University of Tulsa; a M.B.A. in International Business from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; he attended Executive Ed. at Harvard Business School; and he was commissioned a U.S. Naval Officer at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island. Bill is an Eagle Scout, a Knight of the Silver Circle Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C., and a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Texas.
Bill served as Chairman of the International Committees of the Houston Association of Realtors and the Texas Association of Realtors, serving on the Board of Directors of both Associations; he served as the first National Association of Realtors Presidential Liaison appointed to the United Arab Emirates; and he was a founding Board Member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America's Houston Chapter. Bill and Danielle Gottfried have been real estate investors in Houston for thirty-five years.
Partners in Houston, Washington, D.C., Paris, and the Cote d'Azur