Craig West, managing director, is responsible for multifamily originations through Walker & Dunlop’s Agency lending programs.
Mr. West has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and finance, including over 17 years focused on the direct origination of both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily mortgage loans. Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. West served as managing director at CWCapital LLC, where he originated nearly $1 billion of loans through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2011 alone and originated over $7 billion throughout his career.
Previously, Mr. West served as senior vice president within the Agency Lending Group of Credit Suisse subsidiary, Column Guaranteed where he was instrumental in the development and marketing of the Credit Suisse Bridge Loan Program.
Mr. West currently serves as an active member of the Freddie Mac Loan Production Advisory Council for the 2012-2014 term and previously served on the Council from 2004 until 2006. Additionally, Mr. West sits on the board of directors of the National Multi Housing Council. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Mr. West was a certified public accountant and senior tax consultant with Ernst and Young. Mr. West holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University.