The owner and developer of Coves at Sky Ranch is Walker Harman. Walker graduated from Baylor University in 1969 and earned his MBA from the University of Oklahoma in 1971. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Elaine, and is actively involved in the Dallas community. He has served as Chairman of the Board for Baylor Health Care System, Interfaith Housing Coalition, and Brother Bill’s Helping Hand. He also served his alma mater for nine years on the Baylor University Board of Regents. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse restaurants.
Mr. Harman began his career developing hotels for Metro Hotels of Dallas. He ultimately became CEO of that company, which developed over 20 hotels nationwide and became the largest owner and operator of Hilton Hotels in the United States. He also has extensive experience in the apartment development and management business.
He sold Metro Hotels to Wyndham Hotels in 1998, and in 2002 started his first residential lot development – Lake Ridge on Meredith Bay in New Hampshire. Lake Ridge consisted of two development phases with a total of 36 lots. The development is sold out. He also developed a cozy nine lot development in Lorena, Texas called T3 Ranch Estates, which sold out very quickly. A third residential lot development in Laconia, New Hampshire, called Windemere Ridge had a total of 31 lots, of which 16 have been sold.
For years Mr. Harman dreamed of creating a Hill Country waterfront community. In 2008, he acquired a pristine section of Lake Travis shoreline to begin developing The Coves at Sky Ranch.