Walter J. W. Eichinger is the only, from the Austrian Real estate Association (Österreichischen Verband der Immobilienwirtschaft), nominated Austrian expert in the European Committee for Standardization CEN – "Services for sheltered housing for the elderly", whose task was to develop a European regulatory framework for Assisted Living and on this basis the ÖNORM/CEN TS 16118 Assisted Living for seniors was published.
He graduated from law school, deepened his professional knowledge with a Master of Science in Real Estate and a Master of Business Administration in Management Consultancy (in progress), is a certified Investment Analyst in Real Estate and also Certified Management Consultant (CMC). He is registered mediator in the register operated by the Federal Ministry of Justice and also international Business Mediator (RICS a EUCON). The Vienna property trustee worked between 1999 and 2006 on various management positions at leading companies in real estate and construction industry. Since 2006 he has been the managing partner of Metropolis Real Estate GmbH and also Silver Living GmbH. Walter Eichinger is Fellow, Counselor and Assessor of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Federal Association of German experts and evaluators (BDSF), Federal Association of German Property Experts (BDGS), nominated expert of the Austrian Standards Institute (ASI) and Chairman of the Standards Committee 258 Sheltered Housing and Member of the Developers working group in ÖVI.
He is a lecturer at Bauakademie Steiermark, ÖVI Immobilienakademie and C. H. Beck Akademie in Steiermark, co-author of "Handbook Assisted Living", the author of numerous featured articles as well as editor and author of the practice commentary to CEN/TS 16118 Assisted Living for Seniors (Austrian Standards Institute).