Allan Edelson, senior vice president, is a 25-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry with 18 years of experience in multifamily real estate finance. Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Edelson spent over 18 years at CWCapital LLC and Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage (DBBM). Over the past 18 years he has originated over $9.5 billion in loans and is one of the few originators in the country who has originated more than $2.5 billion directly for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which was generated from approximately 621 mortgages.
During his tenure, Mr. Edelson has been consistently one of the top loan generating originators nationally. Despite generating industry leading volume, the aggregate loan loss over his $9.5 billion in loans has been less than 5 bps per loan. This high volume and extremely low loan loss record over almost two decades provides an unparallel track record in the Agency origination industry.
Mr. Edelson’s areas of expertise include structured transactions, portfolio transactions, large one-off loans, affordable housing and senior housing loans. He holds the distinction of being the first individual to execute a DMBS loan and/or a variable rate loan on a senior housing transaction as well as being the first individual to structure a non-crossed facility. Additionally, Mr. Edelson was the first to implement the float to fix to float structure and to restructure a performing Freddie Mac loan from amortizing to interest-only. Mr. Edelson has been successful at indentifying arbitrage opportunities between the capital markets and the Agency loan programs in ways that consistently add value to his clients. This has earned him a loyal client base that returns time and again with their financing needs.
Mr. Edelson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He also received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard University. Additionally, he received his CPA designation from the State of Maryland.