Walton Asset Management (WAM) named Sam Wilkins executive vice president, capital markets.
WAM is part of The Walton Group of Cos., a Canadian real estate investment, planning and development group with U.S. offices in New York City and Scottsdale, AZ.
Wilkins has been a member of Walton’s Board of Advisors for the past four years, providing strategic counsel and guidance to the group of companies. In his new role as executive vice president, Wilkins will oversee West Coast operations and be responsible for institutional debt and equity capital raising, managing development entities and negotiating strategic partnerships with institutional investors.
Before joining Walton, Wilkins was a partner at North Point Advisors, a San Francisco-based investment bank focused on M&A and private equity for consumer and real estate companies. Prior to his role at North Point, Wilkins managed the lodging, gaming and leisure investment banking group at Banc of America Securities. He also opened and ran the West Coast office of Adams, Harkness (now Canaccord Genuity) and managed the investment banking business at Presidio Financial Partners.
Wilkins graduated with honors from Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School.