Walker & Dunlop, Inc. is a provider of financing services to owners of commercial real estate. It is based in Bethesda, Maryland and originates loans from 32 offices in the United States.
The company was one of the first to finance single-family homes with FHA insured loans. It was also one of the first companies to obtain a Delegated Underwriting and Servicing license from Fannie Mae when the program was established in 1988.
In 1937, Oliver Walker and Laird Dunlop founded the company.
In 2003, Willy Walker became chairman and chief executive officer of the company.
In 2010, the company became a public company via an initial public offering.
In 2009, the company acquired commercial lender Column Guaranteed, a subsidiary of Credit Suisse.
In 2011, the company launched a bridge lending program.
in September 2012, the company acquired CWCapital for $234 million.
In November 2014, the company acquired Johnson Capital's loan origination and servicing platform.
In 2016, the company was ranked as the #3 Freddie Mac lender and the #2 Fannie Mae lender.
In March 2018, the company acquired JCR Capital Investment Corporation, a Registered Investment Adviser.
In November 2018, the company acquired iCap Realty Advisors.
In 2019, the company acquired Enodo, an artificial intelligence and technology firm.
In January 2020, the company launched an appraisal joint venture with GeoPhy, Apprise by Walker & Dunlop.
Highest paying job titles at Walker & Dunlop include Director, Cloud Engineer, and Data Scientist