You could say Walt King was destined to be in real estate development. His mom is an architect and his dad is a general contractor. He always knew he wanted to work in the realm of real estate but he took a little bit of a journey to get to where he is now.
In less than five years, he’s gone from dabbling in renovating single family houses on the weekends while holding down a 9 to 5 job, to today where he's been the developer of an exciting mixed use commercial real estate project at the corner of Wayne Avenue and W. Rittenhouse Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. This development includes two new businesses to the neighborhood --Ultimo Coffee and Germantown Bicycle Supply-- plus some renovated apartments.
In this interview, Walt gives us the details on what it took to bring this commercial real estate development to life in Germantown.