We are pleased to announce that Walker & Dunlop has acquired Deerwood Real Estate Capital
The combination of these two great firms will expand Walker & Dunlop's presence in New York and New Jersey and we welcome Deerwood’s talented professionals and valued clients. We look forward to working with you to develop the most successful financing solutions available.

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Craig West
Managing Director

As a 24 year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Craig West, managing director, has originated over $12 billion throughout his career.  Mr. West has 20 years’ experience focused on the direct origination of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Life Insurance multifamily mortgage loans and is responsible for multifamily originations through Walker & Dunlop’s Agency lending programs.    

Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. West served as managing director at CW Capital LLC, and as senior vice president within the Agency Lending Group of Credit Suisse subsidiary, Column Guaranteed where he was instrumental in the development and marketing of the Credit Suisse Bridge Loan Program.

Mr. West has served on numerous advisory councils and currently sits on the Board of Directors of National Multi Housing Council and is a trustee on the Board of Directors of Homes Fit for Heroes.  Prior to entering the real estate industry, Mr. West was a Certified Public Accountant and Senior Tax Consultant with Ernst & Young.  Mr. West holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University.