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Walt Gil

Founder, Principal, and Broker

Walt Gil has 30 years of experience as a licensed real estate broker in the San Francisco Bay area. He has owned and managed residential and commercial investment real estate.

As the President and Founder of CPI, Walt is the visionary, developing and embodying its culture, character, and ethics. As CPI’s senior broker, Mr. Gil leads the brokerage’s large account sales with clients such as: IBM, Applied Materials, Met-Life, Equitable Insurance, Rockwell International, AT&T, GMC, Google, Linked-In, Boeing, and Disney Studios. As a longtime industry expert, Mr. Gil regularly advises large property owners regarding strategic Asset Development, Asset Management, and Asset Disposition

As GP’s Brokerage Partner, Walt vets all new projects, ensuring that the project’s location, building, and leasing are fundamentally sound. Mr. Gil also spearheads the partnership’s brokerage activities, ensuring that each property is acquired below market, repositioned with quality tenants, maximized rent, and sold at market.

Kirk McKinney

Managing Partner

Kirk McKinney is a licensed real estate broker.  He has owned and managed residential and commercial investment real estate for 15 years.

As CPI’s Managing Partner, he leads by example, employing expertise, creativity, ethics, and tenacity to ensure the company is well coordinated and the sales team operates with the highest levels of professionalism and integrity. As an industry expert, Kirk leads CPI’s large accounts and opportunities, ensuring that every client receives the exemplary service and specialized support that sets CPI apart.

As GP’s Managing Partner, Kirk leads acquisition efforts and provides oversight for the redevelopment of acquired properties, seeking steady deal flow and earning high returns in both up and down markets.

Mr. McKinney is an open water marathon swimmer and coach.

Gary Wimp


Gary has been a licensed commercial realtor for over fifteen years, providing real estate services to investors, property owners and tenants throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and joined California Partners, Inc. in 2013.  At California Partners, Gary enjoys serving clients with both purchase and leasing needs specializing in retail, restaurants, office, industrial as well as daycare and school searches.

Mr. Wimp previously served in several executive management positions in the retail and hospitality industries, and he developed, owned and operated a highly successful chain of 25 retail stores throughout the State of California.  Gary received his undergraduate degree from Regis University in Denver, CO and his Master’s degree in Human Relations from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.