Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Briarwood Capital Corporation was formed in 1996 by H. Walker Royall to develop and invest in commercial real estate opportunities with an emphasis on retail and multifamily properties. Briarwood Capital Corporation and its Principals have a combined 40+ year’s commercial real estate experience and control a portfolio valued at more than $400M. With headwinds in the retail development market, Briarwood has focused on the strong multifamily demand in Texas. Briarwood currently has more than 2,000 multifamily units, with an aggregate value in excess of $300M in development across seven projects in DFW and Austin. Briarwood is a well-capitalized firm with access to readily available, internal funds and strong banking relationships. In today’s market, we are focused on “opportunistic” investment and development deals throughout the state of Texas.
Walker is the president and founder of Briarwood Capital Corporation and has more than 25 years experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to forming Briarwood, Walker worked for four years in the retail division of the Paragon Group, now a part of CBRE. Based in Dallas, Paragon owned and managed 10M sq ft of commercial property and 28,000 apartments. In 1998 Walker spent a year living in Asia where he served as VP of Acquisitions over more than $200M in non performing loans. In his position as President of Briarwood, he has participated in transactions worth in excess of $1B and developed numerous retail and other commercial properties. Walker is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a dual degree in Finance and Real Estate. Walker is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Texas, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, a member of the Dads Partnership at the Episcopal School of Dallas, and Co-Chair of the $75M ESD Capital Campaign. He also serves on the board at the North Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross and is a board member at Oakwood Bank.