Walker & Dunlop Expands Affordable Lending Team in Nashville


BETHESDA, MD., June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it has continued to expand its affordable housing finance team with the addition of a senior director Ryan Smith and associate director Betsy Blau. Based at Walker & Dunlop’s Nashville, TN office, the team is focused on growing the financing of the affordable multi-family property business.

“Ryan and Betsy have been instrumental in the affordable housing industry and will bring significant value to our team,” said John Ducey, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Walker & Dunlop’s Affordable Lending Group. “We are very focused on expanding Walker & Dunlop’s affordable housing loan and equity offerings, as evidenced by our acquisition of Alliant Capital in 2021. We are excited to continue to grow the team with recruits qualified as Ryan and Betsy.”

“We are delighted to join Walker & Dunlop’s growing affordable housing finance team,” commented Mr. Smith. “The company has incredibly talented bankers and brokers, a well-known and respected brand, and some of the most advanced technology in the commercial real estate industry. We look forward to contributing to the company’s ambitious goal of creating $60 billion volume of affordable housing and workforce by 2025.”

Bringing nearly 30 years of combined experience, Smith and Blau join Walker & Dunlop of Colliers Mortgage (formerly Dougherty Mortgage). Over the past decade, the team has funded over $2.5 billion of commercial real estate assets, including conventional multi-family properties and affordable housing.

Walker & Dunlop, one of the largest providers of capital in the US multifamily market, has been a major player in affordable housing finance for years. The company has partnered with Allied capitalthe 6the the largest syndicator LIHTC in United States, and provides affordable housing loans and equity to meet all the needs of its customers. To learn more about Walker & Dunlop’s Drive to 2025 commitment to affordable housing and workforce, read our ESG report.

About Walker & Dunlop

Walker and Dunlop (NYSE: WD) is one of the largest providers of capital to the commercial real estate industry, enabling property owners and operators to bring their vision of communities to life – where Americans live, work, shop and play. The power of our people, our leading brand and our cutting-edge technology make us more insightful and valuable to our customers, delivering an unparalleled experience every step of the way. With over 1,400 employees in all major US marketsWalker & Dunlop has consistently been named one of FortuneThe best places to work® and is committed to making the commercial real estate industry more inclusive and diverse while create meaningful social, environmental and economic change in our communities.

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