December 5, 2017
FINANCIER OF THE YEAR: Willy Walker, Chairman & CEO, Walker & Dunlop. Just seven years after Walker & Dunlop’s initial public offering, the company has surpassed a $1.7 billion market cap on the New York Stock Exchange. Walker & Dunlop is ranked No. 17 on Fortune magazine’s 2017 list of Fastest-Growing Companies. The Fortune rankings are based on three-year growth in revenues, earnings per share (EPS) and total shareholder return. Walker & Dunlop has delivered three-year annual growth rates in EPS and total shareholder return of over 50 percent, and it is the highest-ranked company in the commercial real estate industry.