Williamsburg Enterprises Limited (“Williamsburg”) is a closely held investment company that was founded to manage the assets of a private local family. While the firm still operates as a family office, it has since grown to sponsor investment partnerships that include other family offices and private investors.


We conduct business the “old fashioned way”. We believe that you are only as good as your word, and that a handshake is stronger than any contract. The company holds its partners in the highest regard, and is humbled by their faith and trust in us.


Since 2010, we have invested in over one hundred unique opportunities across the United States. Our main areas of focus are real estate, private equity, and venture capital. We frequently invest alongside our existing partners, and with proven leaders who have demonstrated an ability to excel in their respective fields. While the majority of the company’s holdings are located in Texas, we continuously evaluate opportunities in other states.


Managing Partner

Mr. Salem has served as the managing partner of Williamsburg Enterprises since 2010. His primary responsibility is overseeing the company’s various holdings and developments. Mr. Salem received a bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.


VP of Acquisitions

Mr. Ford is responsible for sourcing and underwriting new acquisitions. Prior to joining Williamsburg Enterprises, Mr. Ford was a Director with the Situs companies where he oversaw the asset management of a $10 billion portfolio of commercial real estate and was responsible for the resolution and/or liquidation of more than 700 underperforming and non-performing assets with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion on behalf of third party clients including the FDIC. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Ford underwrote, negotiated, and closed more than $1 billion in CMBS transactions as an Asset Manager for Orix Capital Markets in its capacity as both a master and special servicer. Mr. Ford received a BBA in Management and Real Estate from Angelo State University and a MS in Real Estate from the University of Texas at Arlington.


Business Development

Mr. Fertitta joined Williamsburg in 2013. His primary responsibilities involve business development, investor relations and leasing. Mr. Fertitta was born and raised in Houston, TX and graduated from Louisiana State University with a BA in Business.



Mr. Ray oversees all of the accounting and financial reporting for Williamsburg Enterprises Ltd and its affiliates. Mr. Ray has spent the majority of his career employed in the real estate industry, most recently with BPI Realty. Mr. Ray received his undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Houston.


Prior to joining Williamsburg Enterprises, Ms. O’Neill was Chief Risk Officer and a Director with Situs Group LLC where she negotiated contracts valued over $500 million total for commercial real estate advisory, broker-dealer, investment advisor, consulting, staffing, platform, servicing and asset management business lines and oversaw global risk management and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as development and implementation of the risk assessment framework. Ms. O’Neill also performed due diligence on U.S. and European acquisition targets, negotiated acquisition agreements, and managed integration, governance, and compliance functions of acquired entities. Ms. O’Neill previously managed real estate and non-real estate assets valued over $30 million for various investors and performed ongoing surveillance of the underlying assets to achieve optimal returns. Ms. O’Neill received her B.A. from St. Edward’s University and earned her JD from South Texas College of Law.


Property Manager

Jennifer brings over a decade of real estate management experience to Williamsburg, serving most recently as property manager and leasing agent at Moseley Commercial Real Estate in Houston. Her role as property manager for several WE -owned income producing shopping centers focuses on tenant maintenance and lease issues, including inspections, moving procedures, utilities, insurance and coordination with vendors. In addition, her skills in property management accounting and presentation have proven to be invaluable, as she is proficient in both Yardi and Quickbooks.