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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 28 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 in 2002. 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. 

He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1996.

Accomplishments

  • “Power Broker” award for leasing transaction volume in previous years
  • Colliers' Top 10 Producer (2008 - 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018 - 2019, 2021)
  • Colliers' Titan Award (2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2016, 2018 - 2021)
  • CRE Industrial Heavy Hitter Houston Business Journal (2016, 2019)
  • CRE Office Landlord Rep Heavy Hitter Houston Business Journal (2014)
  • Colliers' Everest Club (2013)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)  Industrial Rising Star Award Recipient (2007)

Education

  • Real Estate Sales Agent's License, Texas
  • MBA, Rice University
  • Vanderbilt University

Memberships & Involvements

  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Houston Gulf/Coast SIOR Board (2016 President)
  • The Women’s Home Board of Directors
  • Afton Oaks Civic Club President
  • Grand Mission Municipal Utility District #2 Elected Director
  • St. Michael Catholic Church

Services

Skills

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

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Occupier Services, Capital Markets

Property Type

Industrial, Land

My Team

Featured Research

Nov 3, 2021

Q3 2021 | Houston Industrial Market Report

Houston’s Industrial market continued to gain momentum as leasing velocity reached 9.8 million square feet in the third quarter pushing the year-to-date volume to a historical record of 35.4 million square feet.
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Jul 16, 2021

Q2 2021 | Houston Industrial Market Report

Strong leasing activity in Q2 mirrors a more optimistic outlook on the economy and overall recovery from the COVID crisis. Governor Abbot issued an Executive Order in March removing all COVID-related operating limits on businesses. In addition, President Biden issued a...
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Apr 22, 2021

Q1 2021 | Houston Industrial Market Report

Industrial demand has accelerated under and after COVID with e-commerce distribution and new supply chain requirements leading the way
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Featured News

Dec 1, 2021

What is the landlord’s Net Effective Rate for a lease transaction and why should a tenant care?

For every lease that a landlord negotiates with a tenant, there is a “net effective rate” (NER) for the lease. At any given time, based upon the current rental market, most landlords and their representatives have a minimum NER they want to achieve. If the deal being negotiated...
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Oct 2, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Our Colliers Houston office is taking part to honor our very own Cindy Gise, Marsha Lilly and everyone who may currently be fighting the battle, survivors and those who have lost their battle by wearing pink every Friday.
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