The first WaterWalk development, brainchild of Jack DeBoer, opened in Wichita, Kansas, in 2014. A $100-million franchise agreement with U.K.-based Henley Group will see five further US WaterWalk properties begun in 2016, thirty-five more are already in varying stages of development, and a total of 452 are planned nationwide. The hybrid concept features purpose-built apartment buildings within a serviced, gated community.