Raymond Walker


SIOR

Executive Vice President/ National Director

About

Professional Summary

Raymond Walker joined Colliers International when the firm acquired The Walker Companies in 2017. Raymond’s vision to provide superior industrial real estate services was the genesis for the creation of The Walker Companies in 1987. Before forming The Walker Companies, Raymond worked 10 years at Cushman & Wakefield where he was a Senior Vice President and head of their Regional Industrial Department.

He has been an innovative real estate practitioner for over 40 years, completing over 1.5 billion dollars of transactions for his clients.  Raymond has provided location consulting, brokerage, facility development, and incentive negotiation services for major corporations across the United States, including companies such as Home Depot, AutoZone, Georgia Pacific, Continental Tire and Sara Lee.  Under Raymond’s direction, The Walker Companies became a recognized leader in industrial location consulting and real estate services throughout the nation.

As National Director of Colliers Site Selection Services (CSSS), Raymond leads engagements to identify the optimal location for a client's distribution or manufacturing facility. The CSSS team also completes turn-key project implementation, representing client's in their site or facility acquisition, new build-to-suit construction and to secure of a wide range of economic incentives that reduce total capital investment and annual operating costs.

Accomplishments

  • Member of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SOIR) for over 30 years

  • Georgia SIOR Chapter President in 1995 and 1996

  • Former Chairman and currently Emeritus Trustee of Wesleyan School’s Board of Trustees

  • Former board member of Reflections Ministries, HOI, and Music to Light the World.

  • United Way Big Brother

Services:

  • Brokerage: Tenant Representation

Property Type:

  • Industrial
  • Land

Skills:

  • Location Advisory and Incentives
  • Consultancy Services
  • Design and Build
  • Development Consulting
  • Distribution
  • Investment Properties
  • Tax Advisory
  • Warehouses

Clients:

Autozone

Continental

Home Depot

Sara Lee

Macy's

Aldi

Longs Drugs/CVS

Wolverine Worldwide

Education:

Bachelor of Arts - Environmental Science, University of Virginia

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