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13 Jan2009

CORFAC International Welcomes The Walker Companies

Hollywood, FL & Atlanta, GA (January 13, 2009) –CORFAC Internationalhas expanded the range of the alliance by adding The Walker Companiesof Atlanta, Georgia in a new category for the real estate organization – Consulting Affiliate.

“We’re pleased to have The Walker Companies on board and believe the firm adds a unique resource to CORFAC International with a set of skills, specialized expertise and a service that complements the primary role of our organization’s brokers and property managers,” said Dan Gostylo, who chairs the CORFAC Affiliation Development Committee and is also a principal in Providence Commercial Real Estate Services/CORFAC International, in San Antonio, TX.

Gostylo said that CORFAC’s Consulting Affiliate category will be available to other companies (including non-brokerage firms) that are able to furnish unique services and resources to CORFAC firms and their clients.

Founded by Raymond C. Walker in 1987 and based in Atlanta, GA,The Walker Companiesadvise major corporations seeking new distribution centers or manufacturing plants nationwide. The firm’s services include location analysis, site selection, incentive and real estate negotiations, and turnkey development services, including design and construction management.The Walker Companies recently completed engagements for Macy’s, AutoZone and ArcelorMittal.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have forged a relationship with CORFAC International and honored to be the organization’s first Consulting Affiliate,” said Raymond Walker. “I have a great deal of confidence that we will mutually benefit in terms of growing our respective businesses and we look forward to getting to know CORFAC firms around the U.S. and internationally.”

The affiliation with CORFAC will enable The Walker Companies to accommodate ancillary assignments that its clients ask it to do throughout the country.

In addition, the company will be available to serve any major site selection assignments of clients referred by any CORFAC firms.

Gostylo said that the decision to add a new level of affiliation within the CORFAC organization was part of the organization’s strategic plan approved by its Board of Directors in 2007. Other initiatives of the plan that were introduced this year include the Next Generation Initiative; commenced in July by the formation of an advisory panel of 12 young CORFAC leaders to ensure the referral organization’s continued growth, viability and future success.

For more information on The Walker Companies, please visit the firm’s website at or contact President Raymond Walker:

The Walker Companies
2100 RiverEdge Parkway
Suite 425

Atlanta, GA30328


About CORFAC International

CORFAC International is one of the largest commercial real estate services organizations in the world.  Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, CORFAC is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms serving more than 150 markets in The Americas and internationally through alliances with UK-based King Sturge and Panama-based Latin American Corporate Property Services. In recent years, CORFAC firms completed over 9,000 commercial real estate transactions annually, encompassing more than 300 million square feet and valued each year in excess of $30 billion.  For more information on CORFAC contact 954-923-6160, or visit



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