Our History

From our industry-leading team to the decades of experience we bring with us, we dedicate our very best to every client and every project.

Our mission is to be the premier commercial real estate finance company in the country.

With an invaluable blend of trusted expertise, the right resources, fruitful relationships built on mutual success, and a reputation of real results, we’ve managed to become one of the largest commercial real estate lenders in the country.

We invite you to learn more about the history of Walker & Dunlop and all the milestones we’ve accomplished along the way. While you’re here, meet the people who hold a personal stake in the business we do for you.

Our History
In working towards our mission to be the premier commercial real estate finance company in the United States, we’ve developed a rich history of accomplishments and a reputation of real results. As we grow, we’re always adding new capabilities to better serve our clients. Our timeline helps show just how far we’ve come.
Mallory and Oliver Walker September 8, 1962



Recognized as one of the first companies to use FHA insurance to finance single-family home loans


First life company correspondent appointed


Arranged the first off-balance-sheet financing for the U.S. government


Named one of the first Fannie Mae DUS® Lenders


Acquired Column Guaranteed LLC


Initial Public Offering on New York Stock Exchange


Launched Bridge Lending Program


Acquired CWCapital LLC


Acquired Johnson Capital


Acquired Engler Financial Group


Acquired George Elkins Mortgage Banking


Acquired Deerwood Real Estate Capital

Loan Servicing
Our loan servicing team successfully manages one of the largest commercial real estate loan portfolios in the country.
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Asset Management
Our dedicated asset management team provides stability and peace of mind by monitoring the financial performance and physical condition of the property.
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