After 3 years in the Fashion Industry, Austin Walker sets his eyes on Real Estate


Austin R. Walker joins Dunes Properties as their new Marketing and Events Director.  He will work primarily in the Downtown office of Dunes Properties, The Real Estate Studio, located at 214 King Street.

After moving from his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina to Orlando, Florida, Walker began offering his services as a consultant in the industries of fashion, art and entertainment, specializing in branding, marketing, graphic design, public relations and publicity.

In his new position at Dunes Properties, Walker will be responsible for managing the Social Media strategy for both real estate and vacation rentals, as well as coordinating events in support of local businesses, non-profit organizations and artists. “With his fresh perspective on technology and experience in a variety of industries, Austin brings to Dunes an innovative approach that will help keep us ahead of the curve in this rapidly changing landscape,” says Traci Magnus, Director of Marketing.   Though locally-owned Dunes Properties has been serving the Charleston Coast in real estate for almost 23 years, the company always attempts to use technology to not only help its employees and agents, but to also benefit its clients and the Charleston community.

Before joining the Dunes team, Walker served as a sales executive for companies including Ralph Lauren, and as a creative director and designer of promotional offers and ad campaigns for retail stores and boutiques.  Walker represented up-and-coming fashion designers, served as a fashion consultant for an Orlando based magazine, and finally designed, managed, and served as the producer of Park Avenue Fashion Week from 2007-2009 (an annual event now in it’s fifth year).  His most recent project prior to joining Dunes Properties was the branding and launch of Enlightened Grain Spirits. Walker is a founding partner of ‘EG’, an ultra-premium infused vodka.  He arranged a team of industry leaders and managed all aspects of the development of the product from packaging to collateral design.  The EG team launched the spirit in Orlando, FL in early 2009 and has since launched in Charleston, SC and now Los Angeles, CA.

Austin Walker can be reached at or 843.513.1604.  You can also find him on Facebook and twitter.