About Us

At Neil Walter Company, we strive to provide unsurpassed professional and comprehensive services to our clients by evaluating each real estate assignment from the perspective of a principal. By continually placing our client first, we ensure that our goals are met by first meeting the goals of our clients.


Neil Walter was founded in 1996 when two real estate aficionados put their heads together and combined their middle names. Bruce Walter Valentine and Michael Neil Hickey had experience in the real estate industry and were both working at Trammell Crow Company. They loved the business model that was in play and wanted to bring the same efforts to shine light on the local potential of the Tacoma area.

They started out as a small, local boutique real estate firm offering leasing, sales, property management and development services to clients throughout the South Sound Region. Valentine Hickey didn’t seem to be a fitting name for an up-and-coming real estate firm so that is why we became the flourishing Neil Walter Company that we are today. We now have two offices, one in Tacoma and one in Seattle. We manage approximately 3.5 million square feet of commercial real estate mainly in the Tacoma area. Managing markets like the Tacoma and Seattle areas offers us the opportunity to solve a need in the industry. Secondary and smaller markets deserve to have access to core services with the same, if not better, quality service with lower price points. We are passionate about being able to continuously provide a locally based and relationship-oriented solution for commercial real estate clients throughout the Puget Sound.