Real Estate Veteran David Walker Joins Urban Partners/Harbor Urban
- Nov 19, 2012
Los Angeles—David Walker, a real estate veteran with more than 20 years of industry experience, has joined Urban Partners LLC and Harbor Urban LLC as vice president of Capital Markets, announced Urban’s founding principal, Paul Keller. In his new role, Walker will be responsible for actively procuring debt and equity capital for both entities.
Based in Los Angeles, Urban Partners, a privately held real estate investment and development firm, was a pioneer in revitalizing downtown Los Angeles and is well known for developing transit-oriented, mixed-use projects in Los Angeles and nearby cities connected to the region’s light-rail transit system.
The firm is currently focused on urban infill assets in West Coast markets and, together with AREA Property Partners, recently acquired Seattle-based Harbor Properties and merged it with Urban Partner’s local office to form Harbor Urban. The new entity will develop and manage urban infill projects, including high-rise residential, mixed-use multifamily and workforce housing, in pedestrian-friendly, urban neighborhoods throughout the Northwest.
Walker comes to Urban Partners/Harbor Urban after serving as the principal at Los Angeles-based Pacific Star Capital, a shopping center real estate owner/operator with $250 million in assets. Previously, Walker was a managing director in the Los Angeles office of RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) and headed the bank’s Western US Loan Originations division. He has been president of JRK Birchmont Advisors, a $203-million equity fund headquartered in Los Angeles with $1 billion in real estate assets, a managing director with Bear Stears and a director for Nomura Capital investment Co., Ltd.