Sheri Thompson

Executive Vice President & Head of Affordable Housing


Sheri Thompson

Sheri Thompson, Executive Vice President & Head of Affordable Housing, oversees all aspects of Walker & Dunlop’s affordable housing activities.  Ms. Thompson played a critical role in developing W&D’s vision for a comprehensive affordable platform and assembling the businesses and experts to provide a full range of affordable solutions.  Ms. Thompson has oversight and P&L responsibilities for all of these businesses including GSE and FHA Debt, LIHTC Equity, Preservation, Affordable Capital Advisory, and Affordable Investment Sales.  
 
Ms. Thompson sits on the Company’s Executive, Revenue, and Strategy Committees, is actively engaged with W&D’s social impact and legislative initiatives, and has been integrally involved in reshaping the Company’s approach to diversity and inclusion. She is also active with both the Women of Walker & Dunlop and Veteran’s Employee Resource Groups and is the executive sponsor for the Unidos Employee Resource Group.
 
Prior to being fully dedicated to her Affordable Housing responsibilities, Ms. Thompson spent two years also overseeing W&D Investment Partners (WDIP) including its fundraising and investment activities. 
 
Ms. Thompson’s early real estate experience included underwriting at Green Park Financial, which now operates as Walker & Dunlop. She then joined Red Capital Group as an underwriter and rose to the position of Chief Underwriter and Head of At-Risk Credit, working on Agency, FHA, and balance sheet transactions. Prior to her return to Walker & Dunlop, she served as COO of PGIM Real Estate Finance’s Agency Lending Group where she had direct oversight and accountability for day-to-day operations of the group, including trading activities, deal management, underwriting and closing.
 
Ms. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The Pennsylvania State University. She is involved in several industry organizations and initiatives including NMHC, where she is the chairman of the NMHC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She is also a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Multifamily Bronze Council and a member of ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). Ms. Thompson also serves on several non-profit boards and is a board member of Veritas Impact Partners, an organization that provides social services to workforce housing communities. Additionally, she serves as the Vice Chairman of the board for Code of Support Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves U.S. Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.

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