Walton is an international real estate asset management company focused on pre-development land in the path of growth. Founded in 1979, Walton currently manages US$ 3.4 billion of real estate assets on behalf of investors from around the globe. Walton’s investment approach has multiple phases, including identifying the right parcel of land for acquisition, syndicating the land through investment structures best suited for our various global sales channels, managing the land during its hold period and ultimately divesting of the land for a projected overall profit.
This unique way to hold, own, manage and monetize land assets makes us attractive to partner with best in class local, regional and national developers and builders. Walton currently has more than 98,000 acres of land under ownership/management in the United States and Canada, with more than 81,000 acres throughout the southern smile of the United States in many of the fastest growing MSAs.
Transforming Raw Land into Smart Investments
For more than 42 years, Walton has created wealth opportunities through land investments, which have traditionally been available only to institutional investors.
Impact that Spans the Globe
Our real estate assets span across 24 major North American markets, comprised more than 200 master-planned communities, with multiple uses including residential, commercial and industrial purposes. Walton’s offices are located in nine cities around the world, including Calgary, Phoenix, Tampa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taipei and Dubai.
Attainable Wealth from the Land Experts
Walton’s investment strategy and growth principles are coupled with a global leadership team that has expertise across multiple real estate sectors.
By the Numbers
History & Timeline
Founded in Calgary, Alberta
Founded by the Doherty Family under the name of Quance Enterprises.
First Pre-development Land Project
14-acre parcel in Alberta, syndicated to individual investors.
Established Asia Operations
Opened first Asia office in Hong Kong and expanded to Singapore in 1996.
First Pre-development Land Exit
Panorama Estates in Calgary, an extremely successful project with strong returns to investors.
First Development Project
Shepard Land Industrial, a 1,494-acre industrial development in southeast Calgary, Canada.
Established U.S. Operations
Focused on acquiring and syndicating land assets in the path of growth in major U.S. markets.
Development Partnership with Canada’s Largest Insurance Company
CAD 450 million joint venture to develop three communities in Calgary and Edmonton, Canada.
US$ 1 Billion Distributed to Investors
A private family-owned business earning strong returns for investors and contributing to their future.
Joint Venture with U.S. Hedge Fund
Strategic acquisitions of distressed vacant developed lot and development land inventory.
Development Partnership with One of Canada’s Largest Pension Funds
CAD 200 Million partnership to develop an industrial site in Edmonton, Canada.
Pre-development Partnership with Leading U.S. Family Office
US$ 80 million made in capital contributions for the acquisition of pre-development land assets.
Acquisition of Superstition Carpentry
Expanding Walton’s product portfolio to feature vertical development with framing, painting, and components.
Largest Corporate Amalgamation in Canadian History
Restructured 132 Canadian entities into Roll-Up Corporation with over $500 million in net asset value.
Expanded China Operations
Opened offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou with coverage in other major cities including Beijing.
Established Middle East Operations
Opened first Middle East office in Dubai to support partners and investors across the GCC region.
First Builder-Option Exit Agreement
Executed the first Option Agreement with a top U.S. homebuilder, establishing the framework for future option agreements.
Established Taiwan Branch Office
Opened office in Taipei to support partners and investors across Taiwan.
Builder Land Financing
Opportunity for investors to acquire real estate assets with North America’s largest homebuilder through Builder Land Financing.
US $2 Billion Distributed to Investors
An incremental $1 Billion in distributions made to investors added from 2012 as a result of a streamlined business strategy.
North America’s Leading Land Asset Management Company
Walton continues to expand its market share by pursuing new acquisitions in line with dispositions.