Connecting People To Places

For Over 30 Years

We connect people to places through the power of brand – helping clients discover their distinction, establish their identity, tell their story, and live their promise.

We specialize in real estate and the branding of physical spaces

From project planning and execution, to supporting project build-out and ongoing marketing, we focus on utilizing branding best practices to define projects, attract and engage target audiences, and build ROI.

From suburban to urban and waterfront projects, we work with developers, planners and builders in every aspect of real estate

We’ve branded master planned communities, mixed-use developments, TNDs, active adult, senior living and multifamily. We solve problems, increase visibility and generate demand. Most importantly, we reduce business risk, add value and build community.

By The Numbers

Years of Experience

Local & National Award Programs

Built Tampa's 1st LEED Gold Certified Building

States Represented in Development Projects

Community Brand Programs Nationwide

Mixed-Use Brand Programs

Top 50 Master Planned Communities of the Year

Million In Branding Programs

Senior-level Brainpower

When you work with national brands like Disney, Smithsonian and Lennar, you learn a thing or two. What you’ll learn from us is that we’re not a typical agency.

We are place branders and we take your investment seriously.

Each piece of real estate has unique needs, and our team’s more than three decades of experience can be perfectly aligned to complement your project. We’ve used our boutique mindset to carefully curate a team of real estate and branding experts from a variety of backgrounds whose skillsets match our client’s needs. Our common thread is our passion for shaping successful communities.

Tara Robinson
With a career spanning over 20 years dedicated to real estate brand development and marketing, Tara brings to the forefront a wealth of industry insights and hands-on experience as an owner at Walker Brands. She has proven success positioning real estate assets and developing strategic plans to launch, maintain and sell-out communities for developers and builders throughout the United States. Her expertise ranges from master-planned communities to traditional neighborhood developments to luxury high-rise condominiums and resorts. She has a passion for leadership, inspiring and guiding multichannel teams and clients to achieve results.

Tara guides the team in formulating brand and planning strategies, including comprehensive advertising and marketing initiatives, placemaking, programming, and partnership alliances. Tara has been an active leader in the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Home Builders and the Sales and Marketing Council, and The American Resort Development Association.

Tara originally hails from Limon, Colorado, and has called Tampa home for 15 years.

Matt McEachern
Matt first joined Walker in 2000 as an instrumental creative with a breadth of skills spanning offline and online platforms. His tenure at Walker and decades of destination marketing experience honed his abilities in real estate development brand and marketing to both consumer and b-to-b audiences. Diversity of place experience encompasses tourism destinations and attractions, resorts, multi-family, mixed-use and master planned communities. Matt’s creative direction and supervision of creative teams includes solutions for identity, signage and placemaking, environmental graphics and full-service brand and marketing initiatives – including a diverse suite of leading digital channels.

Today, Matt partners with Tara in the leadership of the firm and oversees all creative strategies, conceptual development, and the execution teams to launch and grow client community programs that gain attention and ROI. He also spearhead’s the agencies operations and technology platforms ensuring a competitive advantage for the agency and clients alike.

Matt has been a driving force in the company’s award-winning reputation for successful client brand programs, garnering recognition for excellence in many leading industry award programs.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida.

We understand market trends and research and the impact they can have on your brand and communications strategy

We understand how to change the narrative and use research, collaborate and market across platforms. We understand how to facilitate design charrettes that may influence programming and the importance of innovative wayfinding. And we understand how to create metrics and maintain momentum of each individual program. We use this knowledge to speak to national conferences and industry groups on trends and best practices, and we often provide advisory services to various professional organizations.

We’ve maximized the character and value of our space with great results.

  • $200K+ in earned media
  • 2,500+ people toured
  • Eight national, regional & local awards
  • Recruiting magnet
  • #1 new business tool

It was an opportunity to practice what we preach.


Building A Brand


From our work, to the building we work in, to the company itself, Walker is fortunate to have been recognized by a variety of national, regional and local organizations. While the validation is nice, the real reward is delivering value to our clients.