Walter has been advising plantation, farmland, ranch and timberland investors for over 30 years.
He has an extensive knowledge and the respect of brokers, foresters, and others in this business. In 2015, after retiring from Rock Creek (after 26 years of exclusive service), he joined Jon Kohler & Associates with which he already had a long history of deal collaboration. Today, in his new roles as a real estate salesman and advisor, additional clients benefit from his extensive knowledge in selecting or selling high-quality properties and managing them for high financial rewards. Since the beginning of 2016, Walter has successfully closed over 25,000 acres totaling almost $77 million in sales.
Walter grew up in Monticello, Florida and now resides in South Georgia with his wife of 38 years, Phyllis. Phyllis is also a licensed real estate salesperson and assists Walter. They have two grown children, Audra and Brandon. Brandon also works in the forest industry in Memphis, Tennessee. Walter has a passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Walter is a particularly noted turkey hunter and has (with a partner) won the prestigious Georgia Florida Turkey Invitational four times. He has personally guided Former Governor Lawton Chiles, a Supreme Court Justice, and a who’s who of successful businessmen. He is also a noted bow-hunter, and some of his exploits have been featured on several television shows and videos. He has a very strong faith and love of God and country, as evidenced in a partnership with a friend in establishing the Red Hills Wounded Warrior Group, Inc., a non-profit group for America's wounded warriors that organizes outdoor hunting and fishing events for our country's heroes.
In October 2018, Walter received the prestigious Realtors Land Institute Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation and has officially joined an elite group of over 500 land specialists who hold this designation across the globe. As an Accredited Land Consultant, Walter has access to the best industry knowledge, an unprecedented network of fellow land professionals, and a multitude of resources to help best serve clients. In March 2019, Walter was recognized as an APEX 2018 Top 20 National Producer by the REALTORS® Land Institute as a part of the RLI APEX Production Awards Program.