In his role, Valen is head of four departments at Central Walk —Investments, Financing, Legal, and Leasing— for which it is his responsibility to carry out the company’s executive decisions.
Responsible for procuring the mortgage options that finance Central Walk’s heavyweight North American acquisitions, Valen is the spear-tip of the company’s Investment team and leads the processes from surveyance, communication, and due diligence, to negotiation, transition, and completion. To date, Valen is responsible for closing a total of over $1.1 billion Canadian dollars in transactions as Central Walk’s chief negotiator and representative.
As head of Asset Management, Valen is most active with the Leasing department, where he leads a veteran team in partnership with retailers and industry representatives. Responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination, and pursuit of the company’s fiscal and seasonal targets, Valen is responsible for crafting both Central Walk’s current Force Majeure and Arrears policy models.
Finally, Valen is the current head of Compliance at Central Walk. From lawsuits and operational policies to lease or mortgage terms, Valen has and continues to execute or establish standards, protocols, and necessary precedents across the company. Valen reports directly to both the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer.