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Wally Turner holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College Carroll School of Management.
Joining the firm of E. F. Hutton in Manhattan, Wally went through the company's training program to become an investments broker. After five successful years, he was hired by Smith Barney Harris Upham as a Vice President and continued his career as a broker.
In 1991, Wally and his wife relocated to Palm Beach. He had been visiting Palm Beach since childhood, as his mother's family was one of the early settlers on the island, arriving in 1910.
Wally was asked to join Sotheby's International Realty in 1992. He became one of the company's leading producers both locally and internationally, achieving a position in the top 1% of the firm worldwide. His niche is the luxury market, and he routinely sells or markets Palm Beach or West Palm Beach homes above $1 million. He is fortunate to have a large referral network with other real estate brokers around the world. He is a full-time real estate professional and employs a full-time licensed assistant.
Frequently quoted in trade and other publications, Wally has been a source for The Wall Street Journal, Time, Palm Beach Business Review, Palm Beach Daily News, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Cottages and Gardens, Avenue and Forbes.com.
He currently serves as chairman of the board of Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, the county's largest children's services agency. He has been board chair for over eight years.
Additionally, Wally is a member of the executive committee of Palm Beach United Way. He is also a director of the American Red Cross.