Multifamily Small Loans

Multifamily Small Loans

The Small Balance Loan Programs You Need

The U.S. multifamily small commercial loans market is large, exceeding $170 billion of total origination volume. Our team knows the major players in the market and how to work with them.

Licensed GSE Small Balance Lender

Our team has cultivated strong relationships with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have products focused on market-rate properties, affordable properties and green lending.  LEARN MORE  

Partnerships with banks

We act as a referral for banks of all sizes and in all regions to help provide the tools and programs needed to satisfy their customer base.  LEARN MORE  

Small balance lending for many property types

Our experience with various multifamily property types has provided us with expertise to finance your unique property.  LEARN MORE  


Send us a message or contact a financing expert near you. We look forward to working with you to structure financing that works best for you and your property.

Walker & Dunlop Headquarters
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200E Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Phone 301.215.5500

[email protected]

Streamlined funding for multifamily small loans of $1.5-10 million

We have resources and relationships at your command for smaller properties across the United States. Walker & Dunlop knows the programs to tap, the people to talk to, and the processes for getting it done—with a solid track record to prove it.

As an experienced provider of small balance loans, we offer terms and options that meet our borrowers’ specialized needs for multifamily loans of $1.5 to $10 million, including:

  • Non-recourse loans
  • Fixed or floating rates
  • Longer-term (15-, 20- and 30-year) loans
  • Lower closing costs than traditional agency financing (FNMA, FRE, HUD)
  • Active lending in secondary and tertiary markets

National reach and experience you can trust

You’re in good hands with Walker & Dunlop’s multifamily small loans team. In 2019, Walker & Dunlop was the top Fannie Mae multifamily lender and the largest non-bank affordable multifamily lender in the United States. We have also processed over $2.8 billion in small balance loans since 2016.

Walker & Dunlop created this nationwide program to meet the demand for small balance loans in secondary and tertiary markets, as well as large cities. We have an ongoing commitment to expanding the expertise, technologies, and programs we use to support you.

From coast to coast, we have the expertise, insights and connections to get you the right financing and help you grow your portfolio.

A dedicated team of small balance loan experts to fund your vision

Our senior staff have led multifamily small loan initiatives at leading banks and mortgage groups, with decades of proven success in originating everything from single loans to large pools and credit facilities for this asset class. They’re supported by underwriters, closing analysts, servicing specialists, and asset managers who’ve overseen financing for a range of property types, from mobile home parks (MHC) to mixed-use properties and beyond.

As a Fannie Mae DUS® lender, we have in-house credit and underwriting authority. This means smoother processing, speedier transactions, and confident execution at every step. Another benefit of working with a delegated underwriter is that we’re also able to process loans without requiring tax returns.

Take the Next Step, Finance Your Property

We have a dedicated team and an array of financing options to fund your vision.


Small Multifamily Loans, Big Opportunity

Our webcast on the small loan market aims to lay out all of the financial options available to small multifamily investors.

Forest Street Apartments

Fannie Mae Multifamily Small Loan Refinance

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    24 Unit Property
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    12 Year Loan
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    4.09% Interest Rate

Multifamily Small Loans Team

When working with us, you benefit from the knowledge and proven success of our skilled senior staff. We bring decades of experience to every transaction and provide insights from all angles of the industry, including leading banks and mortgage groups.

Fannie Mae is thrilled that Walker & Dunlop has decided to enter the small loan space with Mark [Besharaty]’s leadership. Walker & Dunlop is a tremendous partner of Fannie Mae’s and together we look forward to growing this part of our business.

Ann Atkinson


Consistent High Marks in Small Loan Financing

Our proven combination of skilled specialists and unrivaled access to capital can be hard to ignore.

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    Freddie Mac

    OptigoSM Multifamily Lender in 2019

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    Fannie Mae

    DUS® Lender in 2019


Walker & Dunlop is one of the largest lenders to multifamily owners in the United States. As a top ranked and valued lender with access…

Fannie Mae

As a Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS®) Lender since 1988…