BETHESDA, Md., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the "Company") announced today the addition of two loan originators to the Walker & Dunlop Commercial Property Funding team. Chris Charboneau has joined the Chicago office as senior vice president and Randy Efron has joined the company's New York office as vice president. Both are responsible for originating commercial financing opportunities for clients nationwide and will be reporting to Geoff Smith, managing director and head of originations for Walker & Dunlop's Commercial Property Funding Lending Venture.
Geoff Smith commented, "We are excited to welcome Chris and Randy to the team and look forward to the experience they bring to Walker & Dunlop's CMBS and High Yield platform. Their expertise in commercial real estate finance will advance our team, ensuring the finest service to our clients."
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Charboneau served as director of commercial real estate finance and securitization at Hanover Street Capital where he originated and structured commercial real estate loans for placement in Deutsche Bank CMBS securitizations. Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Efron worked in private equity as a member of a commercial real estate debt origination team at Hudson Realty Capital LLC and a vice president of acquisitions and asset management at Trinity Hotel Investors LLC. During that time, Mr. Efron invested capital on behalf of a discretionary real estate fund and raised joint venture equity in a general partner capacity. In addition, Mr. Efron was also responsible for managing a $500 million hospitality real estate portfolio and restructuring nearly $250 million of commercial real estate debt.
About Walker & Dunlop
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, 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.
About Walker & Dunlop Commercial Property Funding
Walker & Dunlop Commercial Property Funding, LLC is Walker & Dunlop, Inc.'s (NYSE: WD) proprietary CMBS lending platform that provides first mortgage loans, high yield whole loans, mezzanine debt and preferred equity for properties located nationwide. For more information, please visit www.walkerdunlop.com.
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