Managing Principal, DL3 Realty Advisors, LLC
Over the past 20 years, Leon I. Walker, Esq., has spearheaded cutting-edge community development projects that have generated thousands of new jobs and brought grocery stores and health care services into the food and health care deserts on Chicago’s south side. As the Managing Principal of DL3 Realty Advisors, LLC, Mr. Walker works closely with municipalities, anchor institutions, and Fortune 500 companies to execute projects that are sensitive to a neighborhood’s character while creating economic opportunities for local businesses and residents. Mr. Walker’s projects are more than just bricks and mortar; they are designed to provide a stimulus that ultimately lifts economic prospects and the quality-of-life in urban communities. In the past five years, DL3’s projects have created over 3,000 jobs on Chicago’s south side, and the firm is actively pursuing projects that will create over 10,000 new jobs by the end of the decade. Mr. Walker is an innovator who continues to be at the forefront of utilizing new financing tools and blended funding streams.