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.


In 1996, two experienced real estate professionals, Bruce Walter Valentine and Michael Neil Hickey, came together to form a real estate firm that would cater to the local potential of the Tacoma area. They were both working at Trammell Crow Company and were impressed by the business model in place. They wanted to bring the same level of expertise and commitment to their local area, so they founded Neil Walter Company, a name derived from their middle names.

Initially, Neil Walter Company started out as a small boutique real estate firm offering leasing, sales, property management, and development services to clients throughout the South Sound Region. Over time, the company has grown into a flourishing enterprise, with two offices in Tacoma and Seattle, respectively. Currently, the company manages approximately 3.5 million square feet of commercial real estate, mainly in the Tacoma area.

Neil Walter Company's focus has always been on providing quality services to its clients. The company believes that smaller markets, like Tacoma and Seattle, deserve the same level of attention and commitment as larger markets. That is why Neil Walter Company continues to offer locally-based, relationship-oriented solutions to commercial real estate clients throughout the Puget Sound. The company is passionate about making a difference in the industry and providing core services that benefit both the clients and the community.