Founded by William R. Stein, New York based WRS Associates combines 40 years of development experience with an unyielding commitment to the success of every project it undertakes.

What We Do

WRS Associates oversees every stage of its projects, from underwriting to planning, project development, and management.

Underwriting and Due Diligence

WRS's knowledge of market conditions, zoning, and construction methods and costs mean it can move quickly when evaluating potential investment opportunities.

Project Development

Drawing on decades of experience, WRS leverages its proficiency in every facet of the real estate development process - from planning, budgeting, and project management – to shape a finished product that stands apart from the competition.

Property Management

WRS knows that a project’s success depends on its sustained financial health over the long term. With a dual focus on tenant retention and cost mitigation, WRS strives to ensure every tenant has the best possible experience while at the same time consistently seeking ways to keep operating costs low.

Joint Venture Partner

WRS’s track record of successfully completed projects and wide reputation for integrity has made it a sought-after joint venture partner. Through its JV deals, WRS provides property owners the opportunity to maintain a stake in their properties’ full potential while simultaneously offering unique investment opportunities to its investors.


While WRS’s portfolio includes properties throughout the tri-state area and beyond, its confidence in the resiliency of New York City as a global center for commerce, art and tourism keeps the New York metropolitan area at the center of the firm’s focus.

William R. Stein

Principal Biography

Billy Stein has been actively involved in construction and development since the 1970’s. A second-generation builder, Billy developed an early passion for the industry while working with his father, Donald Stein, on projects throughout Long Island, New Jersey and beyond.
While the industry has changed a lot in the years and decades since, the core principles and values Billy adopted during those formative years remain the foundation of WRS’ ethos today: an uncompromising commitment to quality, an unwavering belief that every challenge has a solution, and the conviction that real estate is, at its essence, about people: in the personal relationships formed along the way and in the spaces that serve as the setting for every aspect of people’s lives – where the work, live, and play.

Prior to launching WRS Associates, Mr. Stein was a managing partner at S/A Associates where successfully managed projects ranging from multi-family residential to commercial and hotel properties.

Billy is an active board member of both Camp Vacamas and Hands In 4 Youth, non-profit organizations that provide quality summer camp experiences for inner city children.

While not working or volunteering his time to the various organizations in which he’s involved, Billy enjoys sailing on the Long Island Sound off the coast of his native Port Washington, NY.

William Stein

Community Involvement

Camp Vacamas

Chairmen Of The Board

Hands In 4 Youth

Chairmen Of The Board

Port Jewish Center

Board Member