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Walker & Dunlop, the #3 multifamily finance lender in the US, has been a major player in the affordable housing space for years, and we continue to invest in our platform so we can provide our clients with unparalleled solutions for all of their affordable housing needs.
Our suite of services, unmatched affordable housing experience, exceptional expertise in transaction execution, and industry-leading technology are setting a new standard in affordable housing.
The strategic combination of Alliant’s long-standing affordable housing-focused business model, with Walker & Dunlop’s market-leading multifamily lending and property sales presence, creates significant opportunities for our clients and customers.
Our experienced team provides specialized financing solutions that meet the needs of affordable housing’s complex structures. They have completed 190+ deals, financing $2.8B in affordable volume in 2020 and 2021 combined. We were the very first to offer a loan through Freddie Mac’s Direct Purchase of Tax-Exempt Loans (TEL) and have done many more since. We also have expertise in Fannie Mae’s MBS for Tax-Exempt Bonds (MTEB) forward and immediate executions along with many other financing options.
Alliant Capital, a Walker & Dunlop company, is the 8th largest LIHTC syndicator in the United States. Since Alliant's inception, they have participated in the financing of over 1,100 tax credit properties, totaling more than 100,000 affordable units, and serving over 400,000 families throughout the country. With over $9B in total equity raised and over $14B of total affordable assets under management, Alliant is a leader in providing tax credit syndication for the development and financing of affordable housing, multifamily development, and real estate ownership.
Our Affordable Investment Sales team has over 65 years of combined experience in underwriting and assessing affordable properties from the buyer perspective, allowing them to maximize the return on an owner’s investment. They have sold more than 275 properties, totaling 60,000+ units in over 40 states. They have closed more than $3.75B in complex affordable housing transactions. Tapping into their breadth of experience and depth of relationships, they will successfully guide property owners through any situation, including; disposition, refinancing, partnership dissolution, partnership buyout, asset repositioning, and resyndication.
Alliant Strategic Investments (ASI), a Walker & Dunlop company, directly invests in affordable properties with the goal of preserving the affordable status of historically LIHTC assets. Their investment in and operation of affordable and workforce properties is helping to preserve our nation’s affordable housing stock and strengthen the foundation of our communities. ASI has preserved more than 4,650 units in 10 states. They have also provided important health and social services to thousands of families, reduced energy and water costs and usage in communities by completing utility audits on new properties, and integrated ESG practices into their investment and operating strategies as part of their commitment to ESG.
ASI invests through a variety of funds and proprietary/joint ventures. Their capabilities include sourcing, structuring, underwriting, acquiring, operating properties with an impact, asset management and investor relations.
Our mission is to help improve our nation’s affordable housing stock by creating and maintaining affordable communities. A critical component of thriving communities is ensuring that people of all income levels have access to decent, high-quality, and safe housing.
Our affordable platform drives returns and builds community. It also gives us a purpose for what we do and is integral to our philosophy of “Community Starts Here”.
We take pride in providing solutions that empower our clients to create, preserve and revitalize communities where people can afford to live, work, shop and play.
Furthermore, as a company, Walker & Dunlop supports efforts to alleviate poverty and homelessness through corporate philanthropy. We work closely with Community Solutions, Shelters to Shutters, and Back on My Feet, three organizations dedicated to alleviating poverty and homelessness in the United States
More than 263 thousand affordable and workforce units from coast to coast — that’s what Walker & Dunlop has financed in the last three years, through:
Our team of over 150 dedicated affordable experts are located throughout the country.Meet the Whole Team