Walker & Dunlop Ranks 17th on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies List

  • Oct. 4, 2017

The Company outpaces industry growth rates and takes top commercial real estate ranking

Bethesda, Maryland – October 4, 2017

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the “Company”), announced today that it is ranked 17th on Fortune Magazine’s 2017 List of Fastest Growing Companies. The Fortune rankings are based on three-year growth in revenues, earnings-per-share (EPS), and total shareholder return. Walker & Dunlop has delivered three-year annual growth rates in EPS and total shareholder return of over 50 percent, and is the highest-ranked company in the commercial real estate industry.

“It’s a true honor to be listed in the top 20 of Fastest Growing Companies along with global technology companies such as Facebook, Amazon, and fintech standout LendingTree,” stated Walker & Dunlop’s Chairman and CEO, Willy Walker. “Our shareholders have benefited nicely from our strong track record of growth. Our team, the size of the addressable market, and the cash flow from our large and growing servicing portfolio make us very excited about continued growth and multiple expansion in our stock over the coming years.”

This is Walker & Dunlop’s second time on the Fortune 100 Fastest Growing Companies list, and the Company has been recognized on Fortune’s Great Places to Work list for four of the past five years.

“We’ve always believed that if you create a great place to work, the financial results will follow,” added Walker. “Being a Great Place to Work has attracted the very best talent in our industry, which has allowed us to expand rapidly and provide our clients with exceptional service. We are now one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the country, with over 5.4 percent of total lending to the multifamily industry in 2016, and at the very top of the league tables with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD.”

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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.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements regarding continued growth and multiple expansion in our stock contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. The statements reflect our current views about future events and are subject to numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed or contemplated in the statements. While the statements reflect our good faith projections, assumptions and expectations, they are not guarantees of future results. Furthermore, we disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any of the statements to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, data or methods, future events or other changes, except as required by applicable law. Factors that could cause our results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: (1) general economic conditions and multifamily and commercial real estate market conditions, (2) regulatory and or legislative changes to Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae or HUD, (3) our ability to retain and attract loan originators and other professionals, and (4) changes in federal government fiscal and monetary policies, including any constraints or cuts in federal funds allocated to HUD for loan originations. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or contemplated in any of the statements, see the section titled “Risk Factor” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as it may be updated or supplemented by our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our other filings with the SEC. Such filings are available publicly on our Investor Relations web page at www.walkerdunlop.com.

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