Multifamily Loans $1M–$15M

Multifamily Loans $1M–$15M

The Small Balance Loan Programs You Need

The U.S. market for multifamily loans for $1 million to $15 million is large; in fact, the private client market regularly exceeds $40 billion of total origination volume each year according to Chandan Economics. Our team brings the same attentiveness, tailored execution, and overall high-quality experience historically reserved for larger borrowers to the private client lending market.

Licensed GSE Small Balance Lender

Our team has cultivated strong relationships with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which offer a wide array of products covering everything from market-rate properties and affordable housing to mobile home communities and green lending.

Source of proprietary capital

Our Walker Private Lending program delivers more cash flow and higher proceeds through interest-only loans starting at $2 million.

Lending tailored to fit your unique needs

Our multifamily experts have the knowledge and expertise to develop the best possible financing solution—even for the most unique of multifamily property types.


Send us a message or contact an expert near you. We look forward to working with you to fulfill your property needs.

Walker & Dunlop Headquarters
7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1300, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Phone 301.215.5500

[email protected]

Creative financing solutions for multifamily small loans of $1M–$15M

We have the technology, 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 loan terms and enhanced flexibility that meet our borrowers’ specific needs including:

  • Tailored loan options with a banker focusing on clients’ long term goals
  • Loan assumability and cash out options
  • No banking account deposit requirements
  • 80% LTV available in select markets
  • Collaborative team of specialists with a regional focus to provide research and market expertise
  • Access to financial solutions and resources to serve clients needs as they grow their portfolio (Bridge, HUD, Equity, Investment Sales, conventional (Large loans), etc.)

National reach and experience you can trust

You’re in good hands with Walker & Dunlop’s multifamily loans team. We are one of the top three multifamily lenders in the United States and have closed over $3.74 billion in GSE loans sized $7.5 million and under since 2016. And we’ve already closed our first loans under Walker Private Capital, our joint venture with Kayne Anderson which was launched in September 2022 for loans $2 million and over.

Walker & Dunlop created this nationwide platform to meet the demand for private client lending in not only top markets, but secondary and tertiary markets as well. We have an ongoing commitment to expanding the expertise, technologies, and programs we offer to support you.

Our team is comprised of six regional production teams with coverage 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 experienced team have led multifamily  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 are 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 licensed Fannie Mae DUS® and Freddie Small Balance lender, we have in-house credit and underwriting authority. This means smoother processing, speedier transactions, and confidence in execution at every step. 

Take the Next Step, Finance Your Property

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


Forest Street Apartments

Fannie Mae Multifamily Small Loan Refinance

  • 24

    24 Unit Property
  • 12

    12 Year Loan
  • 4

    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. 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 20211

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    Total Transactions

    Under $7.5 million since 2016

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    Fannie Mae

    Dus® Lender in 20211

1Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Respectively


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…