Nick Walkley is Principal and UK President at global real estate advisory firm Avison Young. Prior to joining Avison Young in 2021, Nick was Chief Executive of Homes England, the UK Government’s land, development, and housing investor. He led the creation and growth of the new Agency, responsible for the management/delivery of a diverse portfolio including the affordable homes programme, new towns, urban brownfield schemes, support to SMEs and infrastructure funding. He has served as Chief Executive of two London local authorities, with a focus on building high performing teams during periods of adversity and austerity, and as a seasoned leader, is passionate about fostering strong organisational culture driven by clear values.
In all his roles, Nick has championed the power of urban regeneration and public-private partnership to improve peoples’ everyday lives. An advocate for the dynamism and vitality of cities, Nick is a firm believer that the best way to get to know a city is through is through its restaurants, bars, and record stores.