BBA in Accounting, Howard University
MBA, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Hugh Williams




Formerly a limited partner with LaSalle Partners, Ltd. (now JLL), where responsibilities included project management for tenant representation and construction services, Hugh Williams is AVA’s lead for the initial phases of any site / location evaluation. Hugh’s prior tenant and leasing background and status as a leading minority business owner are valuable resources with any real estate matters and interface to the community.
Hugh has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Painting and Decorating, Inc. for 22 years. Major projects completed by Continental Painting include The University of Chicago North and South Residence Halls, Block 37 Residences, Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing, Fourth Presbyterian Church – Gratz Center, Public Building Commission Ogden Replacement Elementary School, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and University of Chicago Hospitals, and Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine.
Volunteer activities include: Trustee of Columbia College Chicago and former Board Member of Y.O.U.