Executive Vice President, Investment Properties Group
A seasoned investor, real estate investment broker, and financier, Rich Walter joined SRS in 2018 with more than 44 years of experience in the real estate and banking industries. With more than $8 billion in transactions, Rich has also owned and operated many firms in various areas of real estate and finance. Most recently with a prominent fintech firm partially owned by BNY Mellon, he was one of the chief architects in developing Bankassetpoint.com, a bank-to-bank asset sales platform endorsed by the American Bankers Association with 1,400 bank participants and over 30,000 bank assets cycled in the past five years. Rich has a deep understanding of the real estate lending and investment sales business and the customization it can require to help clients achieve their goals. His background in finance includes roles as an executive with one of California’s largest banks and a principal in a community bank. He has also owned and operated several mortgage banking firms and was president of one of the nation’s largest retail investment brokerage firms. In addition to serving on many advisory and editorial boards, Rich is a regular contributor and speaker for many real estate publications and conferences such as The Wall Street Journal, Globe St., National Real Estate Investor, Forum Magazine, Southern California Real Estate Journal, American Banker, and Reuters. In recent years, Rich has been seen on the cover of National Real Estate Investor and was chosen as the number one broker in Southern California by Forum Magazine.