Austin Walker serves as a broker for Whitney Commercial Real Estate Services, specializing in the sales and leasing of office and industrial properties in Western North Carolina. With over 18 years of commercial real estate experience, Austin has secured over 475 transactions resulting in a career sales volume in excess of $200 million. Austin has a consistent track record or closing 30 to 65 transactions annually since he started brokering in Asheville in 2003.
Austin is a licensed North Carolina real estate broker, as well as an SIOR and a CCIM designee. The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designation is a professional symbol of the highest level of knowledge, production, and ethics in the real estate industry, held by only 3,500 commercial practitioners worldwide. The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation represents a theoretical and practical knowledge base from years of study.
Prior to joining Whitney Commercial Real Estate Services, Austin worked with Tessier Associates, Inc., focusing on leasing, property management, and the disposition of investment properties. Previously, Austin was a project manager of Talon Development Group, Inc. in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, focusing on due diligence, financial analysis, and asset management of several commercial and mixed use projects.
Austin currently serves on the Board of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, the SIOR Carolinas Chapter Executive Committee, and is the acting President of the West Asheville Business Association. He has also served as a member of the NC-CCIM Chapter Board of Directors; has been the Chair of the Commercial Investment Division standing committee of the Asheville Board of Realtors; and as President of the Asheville Commercial Industrial Realtors Association. Austin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University.
Originally from Birmingham, Michigan, Austin currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and their two children. Leisure interests include competitive cycling, swimming, hockey, and causing trouble with his two kids.
“Austin was really great to work with. He took the time to learn about us and our company's needs for our new east coast facility. He showed us lots of great options and in the end we found a great fit. Austin was also very helpful with the lease negotiation process. Should our needs change, he’ll be the first person I call.” - Steve Watkins, Fox Factory