Get to Know Walker Floyd, Market Analyst

Meet Walker Floyd, Market Analyst and new HLC team member!

Walker Floyd serves as a Market Analyst in the Dallas Industrial Group. In his role, he is responsible for assisting in project leasing assignments, as well as marketing and business development efforts of the Industrial team and other HLC clients. Walker previously worked at HLC as an intern in Summer 2020 where he assisted in tenant representation transactions. Walker is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he received a BA in Finance. He is also a Texas Real Estate Commission License holder.

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Walker grew up fly fishing, hiking, and doing other outdoor activities. He has a younger brother, and his family still resides in the Fort Worth Area. Walker eventually ended up in Dallas to pursue his career in real estate.

What brought you to HLC?
I really liked the HLC culture and enjoyed the faith aspect of the company and Holt’s vision. One of the things I really like about HLC is that it’s a place where your personal growth is also valued, as well as your professional growth.

What made you choose the Industrial side of real estate?
I really enjoyed going to warehouses with my dad when I was a kid. It was fun to see how things were made, all the trucks and heavy equipment, kids love that stuff. I even learned to ride a bike in a warehouse that my dad was leasing in GSW. I grew up seeing him work hard and I always admired that about him. From a young age I knew that there were lots of opportunities that existed in Commercial Real Estate here in Dallas, and I knew that was something I wanted to pursue.

What about your role at HLC excites or interests you the most?
It’s exciting to think about being part of a team, and even more exciting to think about being friends with the people I’m working with. There are relationships being made, friendships and professional relationships.

What three words would you use to describe the HLC Culture?
Passionate, informed, professional.

What are three interesting things about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?
I’m a pilot (I love to fly), I’ve been to about 50 countries, and I love to fly fish.

Where is the furthest you’ve traveled?
New Zealand is probably the furthest. Once we traveled for 36 hours straight. That was a long day. When I was in 1st grade, my family started to take us on big family vacations which was very brave of my parents to do with two young kids. Every Christmas, every spring break, and on weeks in the summer we’d be out of town somewhere traveling.

What was your favorite place you’ve traveled?
I really liked India a lot. It’s so different from any other place I’ve visited. The food was delicious, and the people were very nice.

How do you define success?
Being able to provide for my future family.

How do you like to spend your free time?
I really love to do anything outside or work with my hands. That could be fishing, hunting, flying, or just picking up random hobbies and projects to work on.

If you were the CEO of a company name one thing you would make mandatory in the office and one thing you would ban.
Mandatory – good coffee. Ban – only white/blue shirts.

What is your favorite Quote?
“Great things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cherry Garcia from Ben & Jerry’s.

What character would you be in a book, movie, or TV show?
Maverick in Top Gun.

What superpower would you like to have?
To be able to breathe underwater.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you?
A guitar, a fly-fishing rod, and a motorcycle.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
An eagle because nobody is going to eat you and you can fly.

What was the last gift you gave someone?
An engagement ring to my fiancé.

If you could thank someone for the person you are today, who would it be?
My parents because they are super supportive through the good and bad times. They have always pushed me to be better and they tell me the truth even when it’s something I don’t necessarily want to hear.

Last meal?
An 18 oz Ribeye from B&B Butchers in Fort Worth with French fries and a piece of Texas Sheet Cake.

Welcome to HLC Walker, we are glad you are here!