Mr. Cope is responsible for financing income-producing
properties including office, apartments, hotels, industrial and retail in the
Midwest region as well as the day-to-day operations of the Capital Markets
group based in Milwaukee. He has closed approximately $1.2B in transactions
since 2012, and over 500 transactions throughout his career.
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Cope was senior
vice president of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital where he specialized in
originating and structuring commercial real estate financing for all property
types. Before Grandbridge, Mr. Cope was managing director with Collateral for
five years. Previously, Mr. Cope was a director with L.J. Melody & Company
where he helped managed a regional production office and originated and placed
construction, bridge, mezzanine and permanent loans and equity for clients
across the country. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cope spent 10 years with
Eberhardt Company, where he was responsible for all aspects of real estate
origination, placement and closing of debt and equity transactions as well as
management of the office.
Mr. Cope holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in
finance and a Master of Science in real estate appraisal and investment
analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Cope is an active member
of the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni
Association, Young Presidents Organization, and is an affiliate member of the
Commercial Association of Realtors.