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 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 $200M. 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 positon as President of Briarwood, he has participated in transactions worth in excess of $600M 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 and serves on the board of the North Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Doug joined Briarwood in 2010 as Vice President. Prior to joining Briarwood, Doug spent 5+ years with Armstrong Development as Development Manager. While at Armstrong, Doug performed site selection and developed over 50 CVS pharmacy locations throughout DFW and Oklahoma. He also developed numerous other projects that include such retailers as Chase, Sprouts Farmers Market, Bank of America, McDonald’s and many others. Prior to working for Armstrong Development, Doug worked for Tullett & Tokyo LLC (Tullett Prebon) as a fixed income broker in New York and London. Doug is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, holds a real estate salesman license in the state of Texas and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.