Heather Walker, 1031 Exchange Officer
Operations Manager, Senior Exchange Officer
First American Exchange Company, San Jose, CA

Office: 408.451.7994 Cell: 408.502.2412

Heather is a native of the Silicon Valley. Her mother and father grew up in Los Gatos, met while attending Los Gatos High School and eventually got married here.  

Throughout her career she has predominantly been in Commercial, Multi-family and Residential Real Estate, and worked for several years as an Escrow Officer Officer/Manager for the prominent Escrow and Title Companies in the Bay Area. She grew at her position as an Escrow Officer/Manager and moved up to the Exchange Division where she is now working exclusively on 1031 Exchange transactions.

Heather and I met 20 plus years ago and she instantly became a part of my team.  Her overall expertise, experience, understanding of the transaction and commitment to detail have been big factor to my success by handling all my escrows and now my client’s exchanges.  She is an instrumental component to my practice, educates my clients, myself, and my group with the complexities of a 1031 exchange, and provides individualized solutions for each transaction.   She has assisted my clients, and countless others, with their exchanges throughout the Bay Area, the entire state of California and Nationwide.  

She is one of the strongest links in my business, is always available to you for your questions and prepared to educate you on the intricacies of a 1031 exchange all towards the goal of helping you make informed decisions.  There are tremendous financial and tax benefits by exchanging available to you and need to be taken advantage of to preserve your equity in your investments. You have worked hard and invested wisely to get to this point, the next decision you will want to make is to protect your investment dollars by entering into a 1031 Exchange.  She is a treasure to everyone she works with, provides very tailored, unequalled customer service, is detailed to a fault, and represents your best interests from the first day you are introduced till the close of escrow on your new investments.

All of Heather’s contact information is above, please reach out to her, she is always available to you for all your 1031 questions and needs.  If you’d like further details on anything and everything pertaining to a 1031 exchange please visit her web page at:


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