Local Real Estate Mogul Bill Chadwick Dies at Age 69

Cheryl and Bill Chadwick

William “Bill” Jordan Chadwick, 69, died at the Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks on March 5. He was known for his depth of knowledge and accomplishments in the real estate industry.

According to the Malibu Association of Realtors, up until his death, Chadwick served as president of Malibu Living—his residential real estate company founded with Brenda Hayward, Meril May and Kristina Johnson. The store was opened at Point Dume Plaza in June 2015; the city’s Chamber of Commerce designated the company as its official visitor information center. 

Chadwick was born in New York City to William “Big Whistle” Chadwick and Mildred Jordan Chadwick, and grew up in Long Island. He later attended St. Lawrence University and Vanderbilt University School of Law. 

While at St. Lawrence, Chadwick was a Hall of Fame athlete. Eventually, he became a booster for Pepperdine University’s men’s volleyball team.

He held positions with the following companies: Chadwick Saylor & Co, CS Securities, Inc., PSI Institutional Realty Advisors and Pension Real Estate Association. In addition, Chadwick worked with the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration as well as the U.S. Department of Labor.

He is well known for his work on the revitalization of Exposition Park and the California Science Center (CSC). Three California governors—Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown—appointed Chadwick to the CSC Board of Directors. He served as the board’s chairman for four terms. 

He was also involved in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, serving as its president at one point.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl Marie Thomas, children Arielle, Chelsea and Kylie, and his nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the California Science Center Foundation at californiasciencecenter.org/support. Memorial services are pending.