ABOUT Allan Edelson
Mr. Edelson is a 28-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry and a 23-year veteran in multifamily real estate finance. He is currently a Managing Director with Walker & Dunlop and previously he spent just over 18 years with CWCapital and Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage (DBBM). Over the past 23 years he has originated over $13.8 billion in loans. He is one of the few originators in the country that has originated more than $3 billion directly for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This loan volume was generated from approximately 773 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 $13.8 billion in loans has been less than 2 bps per loan. This high volume and extremely low loan loss record over two decades provides an unparalleled track record in the Agency origination industry.
Mr. Edelson’s areas of expertise include structured transactions, portfolio transactions, large one off loans, affordable housing, as well as, senior housing loans. He has proven himself to be an industry leader and innovator, as exemplified with his many firsts. He was the first individual to execute a DMBS loan and or a variable rate loan on a senior housing transaction. He was the first individual to structure a non-crossed facility. He was the first individual to design many features found in large structured deals. He was the first to implement the float to fix to float structure. He was the first individual to restructure a performing Freddie Mac loan from amortizing to interest only. Mr. Edelson has been successful at identifying 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.