Bethesda, Maryland – October 12, 2016
Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the “Company”) announced today that it was ranked one of the best workplaces in the United States in Fortune magazine’s Great Place to Work® 2016 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list. This is the fourth time in five years that Walker & Dunlop has received this recognition.
Walker & Dunlop Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Paula Pryor stated, “Walker & Dunlop is thrilled to once again be named a Great Place to Work, one of the top honors we can receive as a Company. We take great pride in our strong Company culture, and receiving this recognition demonstrates that our employees not only embrace that culture but also feel they can find personal and professional fulfilment by being a part of it.”
Walker & Dunlop’s corporate culture has differentiated the firm throughout its 80-year history, even as the Company’s size and scale have grown dramatically over the past several years. Walker & Dunlop makes ongoing investments in employees’ health through a robust wellness program, supports employees in their charitable giving and volunteer work, promotes flexible work schedules, and nurtures an environment of transparency and teamwork.
“There’s a generosity of spirit that infuses the Best Small and Medium workplaces—one that has a measurable return,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work. “Whether it’s funding employee ‘passion projects’ or giving surprise gifts to customers, the best workplaces give it away. And they get it back in the form of inspired people who innovate harder and generate higher revenue.”
Walker & Dunlop won this accolade based on employees' anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride, and camaraderie at work. Great Place to Work® reviewed the survey results of more than 52,000 employees from hundreds of companies in the ranking process. Among the findings from the study: trust fuels business performance. For example, the Best Small and Medium Workplaces enjoy roughly three times the revenue growth of their peers, even as they provide a better experience for their people.
About Walker & Dunlop
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is one of the largest commercial real estate services and finance companies in the United States providing financing and investment sales to owners of multifamily and commercial properties. Walker & Dunlop, which is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, has over 600 professionals in 28 offices across the nation with an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity and over a half dozen different industries.