Alliance Q&A with David Walton
How long have you worked for Alliance and what positions have you held?
I joined Alliance in 2008 as a sales manager for TwentyOne 01 on Market. I returned in October 2013 and am now the business manager for our newest lease-up in the Denver market, Capstone at Vallagio.
What’s your favorite thing about working here?
Alliance has an amazing culture and I love that we can rely on one another for just about anything. Additionally, the career opportunities are endless. No matter what your goals are, Alliance will help you achieve them!
What keeps you busy outside of work?
I love to travel and I’m currently planning my second adventure in Europe. My bucket-list destinations include Sydney, Bora Bora, Prague, Buenos Aires and Cape Town. I get excited at the idea of experiencing and embracing many different cultures in this short life. When I’m not traveling, I try to embrace everything Colorado has to offer, from craft breweries, hiking and snowboarding, to weekend brunch with my friends. I also love interior design and jump on any opportunity I can to help a friend design a room. I recently completed an office space addition to a model at Capstone and repurposed a conference room at the property, as well!
Anything you wish you had more time to do?
The older I get, the more philanthropic I become. Most recently, I worked with the Human Rights Campaign and Habitat for Humanity. In the future, I would like to get involved in organizations such as Save The Rhino, a program focused on rhino and elephant conservation efforts and sanctions on the ivory trade.
Yes, two French Bulldogs. I adopted my oldest, Gus, when he was a year old. He came from an abused home, and I instantly fell in love with him and the breed. We recently added a new pup to the family named Gunner. They keep things interesting in our household and I don’t know what I’d do without them.
From a BM perspective: What are some of the things you look for when hiring new associates?
I always try to see how a new associate would fit with my team’s dynamic. It’s important the candidate not only blends well with other associates but will also contribute to our team’s overall success. Beyond that, I like to see candidates display confidence, and interpersonal and communication skills. Each of these traits is crucial in our industry and a necessity on the front lines at a property.
Want to read more about what it takes to work for Alliance? Check out this recent blog from our Director of Talent, Greta Schneider.