Thursday, September 25, 2008

EVP Settling Into Colliers' Shop

DALLAS-In another move in the market, 20-year veteran Ken Walter is now settling into a new role--executive vice president of corporate solutions for Colliers International's local office. Like others who've changed letterheads, it's all about timing and market conditions.
"I'd finished up my larger transactions. I figured if I was going to move, it's a good time," Walter tells He spent the past six years at CB Richard Ellis as a first five president, where his corporate solutions' workload crisscrossed the US. Walter says he will be doing the same thing at Colliers, working multi-market office accounts and closely coordinating with the firm's respective local offices.

Walter has reunited with a number of former colleagues from the Fults Co. by moving to Colliers, a job change that took place a few weeks ago. Colliers' corporate solutions group also includes Scott Morse and Scott Jessen, both executive vice presidents whose niche has been technology clients.

"His multi-market work on behalf of many large organizations, as well as his previous experience in the financial industry, will enhance the intellectual capital of our team and provide another level of expertise for our clients," Mark Noble, managing director of Colliers' Dallas office, says in a press release.
Walter's background includes more than 10 years in the financial industry as president of Benchmark International, a commodity brokerage firm, and a senior dealer with the Development Bank of Singapore. "This is a down market. I need to rebuild my pipeline," Walter says, citing 17 years of contacts in his black book. "I am going to spend the time to build a business at a new company. It's all about timing."