Our History

From our industry-leading team to the decades of experience we bring with us, we dedicate our very best to every client and every project.

Our mission is to be the premier commercial real estate finance company in the country.

With an invaluable blend of trusted expertise, the right resources, fruitful relationships built on mutual success, and a reputation of real results, we’ve managed to become one of the largest commercial real estate lenders in the country.

We invite you to learn more about the history of Walker & Dunlop and all the milestones we’ve accomplished along the way. While you’re here, meet the people who hold a personal stake in the business we do for you.

Our History
In working towards our mission to be the premier commercial real estate finance company in the United States, we’ve developed a rich history of accomplishments and a reputation of real results. As we grow, we’re always adding new capabilities to better serve our clients. Our timeline helps show just how far we’ve come.
Mallory and Oliver Walker September 8, 1962

1937

Founded

Recognized as one of the first companies to use FHA insurance to finance single-family home loans

1947

First life company correspondent appointed

1971

Arranged the first off-balance-sheet financing for the U.S. government

1988

Named one of the first Fannie Mae DUS® Lenders

2009

Acquired Column Guaranteed LLC

2010

Initial Public Offering on New York Stock Exchange

2011

Launched Bridge Lending Program

2012

Acquired CWCapital LLC

2014

Acquired Johnson Capital

2015

Acquired Engler Financial Group

2016

Acquired Oppenheimer servicing portfolio

Acquired George Elkins Mortgage Banking

2017

Acquired Deerwood Real Estate Capital

Loan Servicing
Our loan servicing team successfully manages one of the largest commercial real estate loan portfolios in the country.
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Asset Management
Our dedicated asset management team provides stability and peace of mind by monitoring the financial performance and physical condition of the property.
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