With over 12 years of experience in multifamily finance, Will Baker, managing director, is responsible for new loan origination with a focus on manufactured housing and student housing properties out of Walker & Dunlop's Bethesda, Maryland office. Mr. Baker also focuses on conventional multifamily loan originations through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD executions. Throughout his career, Mr. Baker has originated over $1 billion in Agency financing throughout the United States. Mr. Baker also serves the financing needs of the student housing and manufactured housing investment sales brokerage, Apartment Realty Advisors (ARA) through ARA Finance, the joint venture between Walker & Dunlop and ARA.
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. Mr. Baker earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington & Lee University. He qualified for his Certified Commercial Investment Member (“CCIM”) designation in 2007.