BETHESDA, Md., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the "Company") announced today that it hired Mr. James M. Cope and Mr. Patrick K. Dempsey as Senior Vice Presidents and will open a new office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Messrs. Cope and Dempsey will focus on financing all types of income-producing properties including office, apartments, hotels, industrial and retail in the Midwest region.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jim and Pat to Walker & Dunlop as we continue to build America's premier commercial real estate finance company. Following quickly on the heels of our new origination team in Florida, the addition of Jim and Pat accelerates Walker & Dunlop's strategic objective to build a national brokerage business in 2012," said Walker & Dunlop Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Howard W. Smith. Mr. Smith further stated, "These gentlemen bring years of experience and industry relationships that will immediately enhance Walker & Dunlop's mortgage origination platform."
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Messrs. Cope and Dempsey were with Grandbridge Real Estate Capital where they specialized in originating and structuring commercial real estate financing for all property types. Complete biographical information can be found on Walker & Dunlop's website at www.walkerdunlop.com.
James Cope commented, "Pat and I are very excited to join Walker & Dunlop as they continue to grow their lending platform. We are impressed by management's steadfast focus on growth in a measured and profitable manner."
Mr. Cope can be reached at 414-659-1865 or [email protected].
Mr. Dempsey can be reached at 262-719-1313 or [email protected].
About Walker & Dunlop
Through its subsidiary Walker & Dunlop, LLC, Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) is one of the leading commercial real estate finance companies in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. As a Fannie Mae DUS(TM), Freddie Mac Program Plus® and MAP- and LEAN-approved FHA lender, the Multifamily and FHA Finance groups are focused on lending to property owners, investors, and developers of multifamily properties across the country. Walker & Dunlop's proprietary Interim Loan Program provides financing for multifamily properties that do not currently qualify for permanent financing. The Capital Markets group specializes in financing commercial real estate for owners and investors across the United States, securing capital from large institutions such as life insurance companies, commercial banks, CMBS lenders, pension funds, and specialty finance companies. The Principal Investments group provides institutional advisory, asset management, and investment management services with respect to debt, structured debt and equity.
SOURCE Walker & Dunlop