Bethesda, Maryland – December 14, 2016
Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the “Company”) announced today that Mark Strauss, senior vice president & managing director, and Rob Quarton, assistant vice president, have joined its Capital Markets group. Based out of the Company’s Irvine, California office, the team will arrange financing for commercial real estate properties by leveraging its extensive relationships with capital providers throughout the country.
Cliff Carnes, senior vice president & capital markets chief production officer, stated, “Mark and Rob are the ideal additions to our platform as we continue to expand the size of our Capital Markets team. Mark’s decades of industry experience and leadership track record combined with Rob’s impressive skill set and capital markets expertise will make this team an incredible asset to Walker & Dunlop.”
Messrs. Strauss and Quarton join Walker & Dunlop from Cohen Financial, where Mr. Strauss was a 15-year veteran and founding member of the firm’s Equity Practice. The pair was responsible for originating, structuring and placing debt and structured finance for a wide variety of asset classes. Mr. Strauss has over three decades of commercial real estate finance experience during which he has arranged various forms of debt and equity for over 23,000 apartment units, 7,000,000 square feet of industrial and office space, and over 3,000,000 square feet of retail space. Mr. Quarton’s commercial real estate career spans over 15 years working for top tier advisors, capital providers and investors. The team, which has arranged over $6 billion in financing, is well respected among its peers and clients for its ability to understand a sponsor’s requirements and creatively structure financing solutions.
About Walker & Dunlop
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is one of the largest commercial real estate services and finance companies in the United States providing financing and investment sales to owners of multifamily and commercial properties. Walker & Dunlop, which is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, has over 600 professionals in 28 offices across the nation with an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction.