BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the "Company") announced today that it now has 103 loan originators on its nationwide platform. Walker & Dunlop hit this milestone after acquiring Johnson Capital last November along with several recent hires.
Walker & Dunlop's production team is able to originate loans for a broad array of capital, from the Company's industry leading Agency businesses with Fannie, Freddie, and HUD, to life insurance companies to the Company's CMBS platform and balance sheet. Walker & Dunlop's national footprint and scaled lending operations, with the largest sources of capital for commercial real estate, allow loan originators to expand their client base and the financial solutions they are able to provide.
"During the last commercial real estate financing cycle, from 2004 through 2007, Walker & Dunlop was a small company without the scale, brand, and products to attract large numbers of top tier loan originators to our company," commented Walker & Dunlop's Chairman and CEO Willy Walker. "Today, we have the brand, the platform, the products, and the reputation for exceptional customer service that make Walker & Dunlop a fantastic company for the very best commercial real estate loan originators in the country. Surpassing 100 loan originators, when as recently as 2012 we only had 32, is a wonderful milestone for our company as we head into the commercial loan refinancing wave from 2015-2017." Walker continued, "All the growth we have seen at Walker & Dunlop is only valuable if you can maintain a consistent corporate culture that is focused on doing what is right for the customer. Walker & Dunlop has won repeated awards as a Great Place to Work, and it is the combination of a great workplace coupled with outstanding growth that makes this such an exciting time for our people, our customers, and our company."
About Walker & Dunlop
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD), headquartered in Bethesda, MD, is one of the premier commercial real estate finance companies in the nation. The firm's scaled lending platform provides customers with a comprehensive suite of financing solutions for multifamily and commercial properties located across the United States. Walker & Dunlop has more than 450 professionals with an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction located in 22 offices nationwide. For more information, please visit www.walkerdunlop.com.
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