Walter’s 25 years of real estate advisory experience spans consulting, banking, and development. He understands the business of real estate and has experience across all the major property types and most of the major U.S. markets.
Walter joined Madison Marquette in May 2007 to direct the firm’s research needs for the continued development of retail-oriented, mixed-use projects across the U.S.
Before joining Madison Marquette, Walter was a Vice President with PNC Real Estate Finance. PNC brought Walter on board in 1993 to create an internal consulting group to assist the bank in expanding their construction lending presence nationally. In this role, Walter built a team that worked closely with originations, underwriting, and credit to evaluate the market implications of commercial construction lending opportunities. During his tenure, PNC developed a significant national real estate practice with many of the country’s largest developers.
Prior to PNC, Walter spent ten years with the premier national consulting firm of Gladstone Associates (GA/Partners – Arthur Andersen) in Washington, D.C. While at GA, he advised clients on the market and financial feasibility of real estate projects throughout the U.S.
Walter has been a longstanding ICSC member. He currently serves as chair of ICSC’s North American Research Task Force. In 2006 he chaired ICSC’s National Research Conference in Houston.
While in Pittsburgh, Walter was on the executive committee of ULI’s District Council. As a committed ULI member, he has participated in seven Advisory Service panels. These assignments included evaluating the market potentials for the downtown master plans of Akron, Ohio, Birmingham, Alabama, and Portsmouth, Virginia. For ULI, he has also examined the potentials associated with redeveloping George Washington University’s former hospital site in Washington, D.C., the long-term redevelopment prospects for Bailey’s Crossroads in Fairfax County, Virginia, and the redevelopment options of Chicago’s Navy Pier. Walter also chaired the ULI panel for redeveloping Central Park Mall in San Antonio, Texas.
Walter received his bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania and his master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.