The Recovery of Cities with Related CEO, Jeff Blau

On June 10, Walker & Dunlop's CEO, Willy Walker, hosted another installment of the Walker Webcast with his guest, Jeff Blau, the CEO of Related Companies.

Watch the webcast - The Recovery of Cities

Willy and Jeff discussed:

  • New York City’s response to COVID-19 
  • How Related transformed properties to hospitals and kitchens to feed front line workers
  • Foreseeable challenges for reopening properties and what protocols are in place to mitigate these challenges
  • The overall health of asset classes (office, retail, hospitality, and multifamily)
  • How Related is working to increase the affordable and workforce housing stock
  • What institutions, including universities, can do to attract and build a pipeline of diverse students and employees

A bit about each speaker:

Willy Walker
Willy Walker

Willy Walker is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Walker & Dunlop. Under Mr. Walker’s leadership, Walker & Dunlop has grown from a small, family-owned business to become one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States. With a $32B transaction volume in 2019, Walker & Dunlop is ranked top three with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD.

Jeff Blau

Jeff Blau is Chief Executive Officer and a partner of Related Companies. For the past 25+ years, he has been responsible for directing and overseeing new developments worth over $60 billion in virtually every sector of the real estate industry. In his position as CEO, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, the overall management of the firm, the pursuit of new development opportunities and corporate acquisitions, and financing activities across all business platforms.

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