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April 15th, 2014
Walton Development names new regional president


Walton Development and Management, a subsidiary of a Calgary, Alberta-based international conglomerate, has named John Vick  president of its South Central United States region.



Vick previously was president of Walton’s operations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area where he managed properties in Maryland and Virginia. Vick oversaw construction of the 310-acre Westphalia Town Center mixed-use development and the 343-acre Canter Creek residential development, both in suburban Prince George’s County, Maryland.



At his new post, Vick will supervise intended development of more than 25,000 acres Walton owns or otherwise controls in Texas, including more than 8,000 acres in Hays and Caldwell counties. These include  495 acres on Centerpoint Road near the outlet malls in San Marcos, entitled by the city council last year as the New Urbanist, mixed-use development named the Gas Lamp District. The company also owns 1,460 acres on U.S. 80 near Martindale and more than 6,000 acres on or near Texas 21 between Interstate 35 and Texas 130.

Vick was raised in Fort Worth and attended Texas A&M University as an undergraduate where he received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He also holds a master’s of business administration from Georgia State University.

Earlier this month, Walton Development announced the promotion of Becky Collins to general manager of its Austin operations. She previously was the area’s senior planning and development manager.

Walton Development is a subsidiary of The Walton Group of Companies, which has U.S. headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. It owns or controls more than 83,000 acres in the United States, in high-growth metropolitan areas including Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, Charlotte, N.C. and Orlando, Fla.


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