BETHESDA, Md., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the "Company") announced today that it has been named the 11th largest commercial real estate lender in 2010 by the Mortgage Bankers Association ("MBA") Annual Origination Rankings.
Other noteworthy rankings for Walker & Dunlop include being recognized as the 2nd largest Fannie Mae DUS lender, the 3rd largest lender on health care properties and the 8th largest originator of financing on hotels and motels. "Walker & Dunlop ranking as the 11th largest commercial real estate lender in the country in 2010 is outstanding and demonstrates our Company's ability to originate large volumes of business against a competitive landscape filled with the country's largest banks and insurance companies," said Willy Walker, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Walker & Dunlop. "Being recognized as the 2nd largest Fannie Mae DUS lender in the country, moving up from 5th place in 2009, is a significant accomplishment for our firm. In addition, health care is a long-term focus of Walker & Dunlop's and to be the 3rd largest originator of health care financing in 2010 speaks volumes about our focus and our team."
In 2010, Walker & Dunlop originated $3.2 billion in commercial real estate financing. As of December 31, 2010 the Company's servicing portfolio contained $14.6 billion of commercial mortgages and asset managed over 1,600 properties across the United States.
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.