Walker & Dunlop Announces Co-Heads of FHA Finance Division

Aug 02, 2011, 08:30 ET from Walker & Dunlop

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop (the “Company”) announced today that Michelle M. Warner and Edward Q. Williams have been named co-heads of the Company’s FHA Finance division and will be responsible for all aspects of Walker & Dunlop’s FHA Finance program. Ms. Warner joins the Company from Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage while Mr. Williams has been promoted into his new role.

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“We are very excited to welcome an executive of Michelle’s caliber to our FHA Finance team and to promote someone with Ed’s skill set into this new leadership role. Michelle brings with her deep knowledge and leadership skills in the FHA lending arena and a wealth of industry relationships that will add value on day one,” commented Willy Walker, chairman and chief executive officer of Walker & Dunlop. "Ed's accomplishments since joining the Company make him a very valuable and dynamic co-head. Michelle and Ed will lead an outstanding team that has established a significant industry presence and will be an integral part of Walker & Dunlop’s future growth."

Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Ms. Warner was FHA chief underwriter/program manager for Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage where she managed the FHA program including loan structuring, credit risk management, program compliance, HUD relationships and staff across the country. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Ms. Warner was vice president at Primary Capital Advisors where she managed the underwriting, closing and servicing groups for the Atlanta based commercial mortgage banking firm. Ms. Warner received her B.A. in Finance from the University of Maryland.

Mr. Williams joined Walker & Dunlop in February 2009 as vice president of FHA Finance and was subsequently promoted to deputy chief underwriter. Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Williams was an underwriter at Column Guaranteed, LLC/Credit Suisse. Before joining Column Guaranteed, Mr. Williams was a financial analyst/underwriter with AGM Financial Services, Inc. Mr. Williams started his career at Nationwide Insurance/Nationwide Financial Services. Mr. Williams received his B.A. in Finance from Capital University.

Ms. Warner will be based in Walker & Dunlop’s Bethesda, Maryland office and can be reached at (301) 564-3284 or mwarner@walkerdunlop.com. Mr. Williams is based out of the company's Atlanta office and can be reached at (404) 239-5245 or ewilliams@walkerdunlop.com.

About Walker & Dunlop

Through its subsidiary Walker & Dunlop, LLC, Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) is one of the leading providers of commercial real estate financial services in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. As a Fannie Mae DUS™, Freddie Mac Program Plus® and MAP- and LEAN-approved FHA lender, the Multifamily and FHA Finance groups of Walker & Dunlop are focused on lending to property owners, investors, and developers of multifamily properties across the country. The Capital Markets group specializes in financing commercial real estate for owners and investors across the United States. Capital for this financing comes from large institutions such as life insurance companies, commercial banks, CMBS lenders, pension funds, and specialty finance companies. The Principal Investment group provides institutional advisory, asset management, and investment management services with respect to debt, structured debt and equity.

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