Walker & Dunlop Jumps to Fourth Largest Lender to Commercial Real Estate | State
BETHESDA, Md., April 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it is the fourth largest lender to the US commercial real estate industry, based on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2020 credit ranking. Walker & Dunlop has all of its lending in the increased by 25% per year in the last ten years $ 2.7 billion in 2010 to $ 24.7 billion in 2020.
Willy Walker, Chairman and CEO of Walker & Dunlop, commented, “Our goal is to be the leading commercial real estate finance company in The United States was founded in 2010 when we loaned a relatively small one $ 2.7 billion, against Wells Fargo at the top at over $ 30 billion. Over the past decade, we have lent due to the recruitment of the best bankers and brokers in the industry, investment in and implementation of actionable technology, and the dramatic growth of our brand $ 25 billion in 2020 and moved up to 4th place in the table. What an achievement! In 4th place, we’re right behind some of the biggest names in the industry – KeyBank, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan. “
Mr. Walker continued, “Despite the fact that we are now among CRE’s top 5 lenders, our people, brand and technology give us a fantastic opportunity to grow further and faster. We are just one company with 1,000 employees, and As technology continues to revolutionize the way commercial property owners finance and sell their assets, we can make our bankers and brokers more insightful, efficient, and productive. While the banks and financial services institutions we compete with on a daily basis are big are brands and big balance sheets, we believe we are better positioned strategically because of our size, market presence and ability to invest in people and technology. “
Walker & Dunlop’s debt financing volume increased 32% in 2020, while the overall commercial real estate finance market declined 27 %.1 Walker & Dunlop was also named the largest and largest multi-family financier in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual ranking Fannie Mae DUS® Lender, Seventh Largest Commercial Lending Service Provider and Largest Fannie Mae Multi-Family Lending Service Provider in The United States.
1 Commercial Bankers Association Forecast for Commercial Real Estate Finance, February 2021
About Walker & Dunlop
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) headquartered in Bethesda, Marylandis one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in The United States. The company offers a full range of capital solutions for all asset classes of commercial real estate, as well as brokerage services for investment sales to apartment building owners. Walker & Dunlop is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and was ranked one of the Fastest Growing Companies by FORTUNE Magazine in 2014, 2017 and 2018. Walker & Dunlop’s 1,000+ professionals in 38 offices across the country are relentlessly committed to customer satisfaction.
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