Jim Walters has been negotiating “the deal” and driving transactions…in the board room and on the “street”…. for over four decades.
His diverse experience and exceptional knowledge base has provided/provides “clarity of best direction” guided by polished management and leadership.
He is known by colleagues and clients as having a relentless work ethic, insatiable attention to detail and….a dedicated Client Fiduciary.
“There is no success without honor.”
In 2016, The Walters Group was formed in affiliation with RE/Max Commercial headquartered in Morristown, NJ. The directive was/is to provide unparalleled Brokerage and Advisory with a focus on Valuation. The genesis of the Valuation “focus” came from witnessing a majority of Sellers under selling assets because they did not know, and or were not advised, as to how knowing Future Value, garnered through available Added Value and development opportunity … could dramatically increase Current Value.
From 1990 to 1998 Jim financed and ran a semi-precious jewelry startup, known as Heidi Daus for Jim Walters. Showrooms were located on 5th Avenue in NYC and executive offices, design, production, shipping and operations in another facility on 38th Street. The product was sold at approximately 300 doors of the finest department and specialty stores in the United States, Canada and Europe.
From 1988 to 1990 Jim partnered with Bill Foody of Crow Foody Central out of Pine Brook NJ to spearhead a residential development division of Trammel Crow in the North East known as Foody Walters LLC. The acquisition search entity for the firm, Walters Enterprises, was formed and brought multiple “off market” development acquisition candidates to the table. Most notably the Mack Truck plant in Allentown PA was acquired with the intent to remediate and repurpose.
From 1981 to 1988, Jim was President of a Ladies Designer Clothing Manufacturer start up known as Norma Walters and Company located at 530 7th Avenue in New York City. Jim headed operations and managed multiple departments but was primarily charged with merchandising, pricing, marketing and sales. In 1981, annual sales volume was $275,000. By 1988, the firm had grown exponentially, having at that time, an annual sales volume of $28,000,000 on a 56% GPM.
From 1976 to 1981 Jim was a card carrying member of Boilermakers Local 363 providing construction, repair and maintenance services to public utilities, refineries and foundries throughout the State of Illinois. Jim became proficient at various types of welding and was considered a “high man”. As foreman on multiple off and on line projects, he managed and scheduled the Boilermakers work flow, coordinated same with other trades and was a liaison between “management” and “the local”.
Saint Louis University
Contract Law Business Management
New York University
Bachelors Degree in International Finance
Obtained Salesperson License
Obtained Broker’s License