Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Making CRE an industry for all

We are committed to equity throughout the recruitment and employment experience. We believe in equal access to opportunities in our workplace. We strive to be a safe place to ask questions, build professional relationships, and develop careers. 

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How we work

The Walker Way of doing business 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than a moral imperative to Walker & Dunlop – they are critical to our success and our ability to innovate and grow. 

Our DEI vision

Our vision is to inspire every person to use their unique experiences and background to spark solutions that benefit our clients and help our communities thrive.

Our DEI goal

Our goal is to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and elevating different perspectives our way of doing business and unleash the potential of the brilliant mix of people of W&D. 

Our DEI commitment

We are committed to being a leader in the CRE industry and corporate America in how we think, act, and build an inclusive culture with meaningful representation and equal opportunity. 

Our DEI workplace

We want everyone at Walker & Dunlop to feel included and accepted. Our ERGs organize activities and provide safe spaces for open communication.

Our Recruitment Efforts

Join our team

Our focus is on building a workplace that appeals to a diverse talent pipeline of candidates. We want all candidates to see and feel that they will have a voice and home at Walker & Dunlop, should they choose to work here.

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Our corporate responsibility

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG)

At Walker & Dunlop, we tie our ambitious diversity, equity, and inclusion goals to our corporate responsibility initiatives. 

Our Workplace

W&D and the MLT Racial Equity at Work Certification Programs

We are proud to be among the first cohort of companies participating in the MLT Black Equity at Work Certification Program and Hispanic Equity at Work Certification, which establish a comprehensive Black and Hispanic equity standard and roadmap for employers.

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DE&I Annual Report

Check out our DE&I Annual Report for more insight on our employee resource groups, internal programs, partnerships, initiatives, and more!

Our ERG’s

Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide similarly identifying employees with the space for community building and unification. These groups allow for increased awareness, inclusion, and support within the workplace. We currently have eight ERGs at Walker & Dunlop.

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Dedicated to change


Partnership Investment with organizations that champion DE&I


Striving to increase minorities in management positions


Diversity Index (#13 for large companies)

Washington Business Journal


Gender Equality
(One of 418 companies worldwide)


Equal Employment Opportunity

We do not tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on any characteristic protected by applicable law, such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, age, disability, veteran or military status, and genetic information. Additionally, we have set clear goals to help us improve our diversity and inclusion efforts and reporting out our EEO-1 data is one of the ways we ensure we are holding ourselves accountable.

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CREUnited is an alliance of leading CRE firms dedicated to increasing minority participation across the entire commercial real estate industry, with the overarching goal of growing assets under management by underrepresented groups.


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