ARLINGTON, TX – Gary Walker, president and founder of SCM Real Estate, has completed a real estate management program for experienced executives at Harvard Business School in Boston.
"The knowledge and network I've gained will clearly impact the expansion that's now under way at our company. It was highly beneficial to interact with other commercial real estate executives in such a challenging and innovative exchange," says Walker, who also is the managing partner of SkyWalkerPartners, the managing member of Hangover Opportunity Fund LLC. The Arlington, Texas-based companies employ30commercial real estate professionals and support staff.
Harvard's Real Estate Management program brings together industry leaders and practitioners to explore real-world scenarios, best practices and effective management techniques to successfully compete in today's global markets. The curriculum and case studies delve into the latest forward-thinking approaches for capital assembly,, financial analysis and leadership.
Walker and other leading real estate executives from around the world participated in a weeklong program of lectures, presentations, business simulations, small group discussions and a hallmark of HBS, the study. The HBS Executive Education program is tailored to real estate owners, lenders, investors, REIT officers, fund managers and private developers.
Walker, a Fort Worth resident, has more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience. In his mission to "make places better," he is involved in numerous professional and civic organizations, including serving on the board of directors for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County, Trinity River Vision TIF and Entrepreneur Organization Fort Worth. He is a member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and Baylor Angel Network and a graduate of Leadership North Texas and Leadership Arlington. He also is an active volunteer of Big Brothers and Big Sisters; Homes of Hope, an organization that provides housing in Baja, Mexico; and a YMCA youth coach.