About

Professional Summary

Walker focuses primarily on industrial real estate sale and lease transactions involving warehouses, manufacturing facilities and land in the greater Houston area.  He was named Principal in 2010, and was elected as a Director in 2013.  He serves on the firm’s Governance Committee.  He also leads the industrial division of the firm, a group comprised of 22 industrial real estate specialists. 

He has demonstrated consistent leadership in revenue production and has been recognized as a regular top ten performer in Houston.  Walker has also achieved revenue performance in the top 10% of all Colliers offices worldwide.

Prior to joining Colliers, he graduated from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University.  While earning an MBA, he worked for FedEx in Hong Kong.  Prior to graduate school, Mr. Barnett served for four years on the legislative staff of United States Senator Bill Frist in Washington, DC. 

Accomplishments

  • Industrial Specialist, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Served on the Houston Gulf/Coast SIOR Board, most recently as President in 2016
  • Won the “Industrial Rising Star” award from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) 
  • Won the “Power Broker” award for leasing transaction volume in previous years and has been named an industrial brokerage “Heavy Hitter” by the Houston Business Journal
  • Colliers' Everest Club (2013)

Services:

  • Brokerage: Landlord Representation
  • Brokerage: Tenant Representation
  • Occupier Services
  • Investment Services / Capital Markets

Property Type:

  • Industrial
  • Land

Skills:

  • Design and Build
  • Distribution Centres
  • Financial Analysis
  • Investment Properties
  • Land Marketing
  • Land Sales
  • Lease Advisory
  • Project Leasing
  • Warehouses

Education:

  • MBA, Rice University
  • Vanderbilt University

Memberships & Involvements:

In December 2013, Mr. Barnett was appointed to the Board of Directors of The Women’s Home, a non-profit organization that he had his wife have supported for 18 years.

Walker has also served as president of Afton Oaks Civic Club, and as an elected director of Grand Mission Municipal Utility District #2.  He is active at St. Michael Catholic Church in Houston.

Walker and his wife reside in Houston with their twin daughters.

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