Alan Worden President and Principal Broker
12 Oak Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
Alan Worden founded Windwalker Real Estate in 2002 and serves as its President and Principal Broker. He is actively involved in managing the business, directing research, and advising clients.
Alan grew up in Marion, near Cape Cod and has an inborn passion for the region - and for the land, people and homes that make it special. He graduated from Hobart College with a BA in architectural studies and went on to receive an MS degree in real estate development from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Historic Preservation.
Before founding Windwalker, Worden spent 10 years affiliated with the Guggenheim family in New York, where he focused on real estate investments, including his role as a Founder and Managing Director of Guggenheim Realty Funds Management, LLC. Worden went on to serve for two years as a director at Wells Hill Partners Ltd., an investment advisory firm servicing the real estate industry.
Since returning to Nantucket in 2002, Alan has contributed to the local community with a range of initiatives and advisory roles. He serves as a Senior Advisor to ReMain Nantucket, an island-based philanthropic organization established by Wendy Schmidt, President of The Schmidt Family Foundation. In that role he has advised on a number of notable Nantucket acquisitions including Greenhound, Mitchell’s Book Corner, and the Community Music School building. Worden also represented the ‘Sconset Trust and the Nantucket Islands Land Bank in their recent acquisition of the 119 acre Coffin family property in ‘Sconset, one of the largest land acquisitions in Nantucket’s history.
Alan is a co-Founder of The Westmoor Club, a private field club located on Nantucket which provides amenities and programs for 480 members on a 12 acre campus.
Alan lives on the island with his two sons. He is a member of the Nantucket Yacht Club and is the former President of the Board of Nantucket Island Community Sailing, a leading non-profit providing access to sailing programs for hundreds of children and adults. He is an experienced sailor who sailed a 44’ foot sloop half way around the world double-handed. For that 14,000 mile trip he was awarded a Cruising Medal by the New York Yacht Club in 2001.