April 4, 2012

MILLER WALKER Retail Real Estate Launches


Two well-known retail brokers in the District have teamed up to start their own venture.

Transwestern Retail alumni Bill Miller and Alex Walker have joined forces to launch Miller Walker Retail Real Estate. Their new firm will focus on representing both retail landlords and potential tenants in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

The new venture is headquartered in Georgetown in Suite 300 at 2715 M St. NW, where they have leased about 1,000 square feet of space.

 “This is a buddy film,” Miller joked about his partnership with Walker. “It’s something we have contemplated doing for a long time, and we just decided it was time to venture out and do our own thing, which is not unusual in the retail brokerage world.”

Walker and Miller have represented such tenants in the past as Gordon Biersch and Pizzeria Autentica and done landlord work for such properties as 1901 L St. NW and the upcoming Rock Spring Centre. They will continue to work with the majority of their previous clients, Miller said.

The company eventually plans to hire additional employees and grow slowly, but wishes to remain a boutique-sized firm, Miller said. Their goals for their first year are pretty straightforward.

We just want to keep doing what we always do, and do it a little better every day,” said Miller. “And have fun doing it,” added Walker.

Sounds like the makings of a buddy comedy to me.