With over 13 years of experience in multifamily finance, Will Baker, managing director, is responsible for new loan originations with a focus on manufactured housing and student housing properties throughout the country. Mr. Baker also focuses on conventional multifamily loan originations through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bridge, CMBS and HUD executions. Throughout his career, Mr. Baker has originated over $2.5 billion in Agency financing throughout the United States, including over $630 million in 2014.
Mr. Baker also serves as a consultant to Four Point Student Housing Investments and assists buyers with a variety of financing options on their student housing sales listings. He was involved with the first and largest manufactured housing loan through Freddie Mac’s new manufactured housing program in 2014 and played a large role in placing Walker & Dunlop at the top of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s student housing production rankings. Will Baker is an integral part of Walker & Dunlop’s production team, which has been ranked as the #1 Fannie Mae® DUS lender for the past three years and is the fastest growing Freddie Mac® Seller/Servicer in the country.
Mr. Baker is a frequent speaker at student housing industry events and has served on panels at Real Share, Interface, NMHC, George Allen Roundtable and Bisnow events. He is also a member of the NMHC’s Student Housing Committee and “40 under 40” group. Mr. Baker was also selected as one of Bisnow’s “top 35 under 35” in 2011 for the greater Washington DC. area.
Mr. Baker earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington & Lee University in 2001 where he was two-time captain of the varsity football team. He qualified for his Certified Commercial Investment Member (“CCIM”) designation in 2007. He and his wife Susannah live in Washington D.C. with their son Wilson and two daughters, Eliza and Annie.