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Whether you are a first-time buyer or a corporate real estate manager, our experienced team members are committed to helping you maximize the economic return on your real estate assets. Let us be your partner through site selection and acquisition, design & build, tenant representation, landlord representation, property disposition, and property management.


Walter C. Wagner, Jr. started with his successful career in commercial real estate in 1954. Right after he graduated with an economics degree from the University of Notre Dame, he started working as an associate of R. J. Stewart & Associates in Louisville, Kentucky. With his 4 years of experience, in the year 1959, Walter decided to start his own commercial real estate company, the Walter Wagner, Jr. Co. The first major client of the Walter Wagner, Jr. Co. was the Rouse Company who developed The Mall at St. Matthews, the first fully enclosed mall in Kentucky. Walter brokered the land lease with the Rouse Company and was the leasing agent for The Mall attracting the original anchor tenants of A & P, Kaufman-Straus and Rose’s. The next big deal handled by the Walter Wagner, Jr. Co. was the sale of Plainview Farms (975 acres) to a group of developers who would later form NTS.

During the period of 1970 to 1980, the Walter Wagner, Jr. Co. grew and prospered with such major clients including Kroger and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Walter personally mentored many young agents, some of whom rose to success with their own commercial ventures and real estate firms.

Walter also developed a thriving property management business and oversaw the leasing and management of office buildings, retail centers, and industrial properties for clients.

Jody Zimmerman joined the company in 2002, bringing twenty years of entrepreneurial skills to the company. He graduated from Clemson University in 1981 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and received his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Louisville in 1986. Jody is the sales director and the strategic planner for the company.  

John Agan, a graduate of Hanover University, joined the company in 2004, and heads the Property Management Division.  John grew up in the commercial real estate business assisting his father with managing the family’s shopping center and self storage properties in the Midwest and southeast.

The Walter Wagner Co., LLC celebrates its sixty first year in business in 2020, has twelve associates, and five staff personnel.

Our team is committed to superior client service and we look forward to the next fifty years in business.

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