Press release

September 28, 2023

Pete Antonopoulos Grows Walker & Dunlop Affordable Equity Team

Walker & Dunlop, Inc., announced today that it has expanded its Affordable Equity team (formerly Alliant Capital) with the addition of Senior Managing Director Pete Antonopoulos. In conjunction with Senior Managing Director Dudley Benoit and Managing Director Drew Foster, Mr. Antonopoulos will be responsible for growing LIHTC Equity Investor Relations.

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Walker & Dunlop’s Affordable Equity team makes this addition in alignment with enhancing their Investor Relations and Originations capabilities in an effort to achieve a 5-year $1 billion annual LIHTC equity raising goal.

“We are thrilled to welcome Pete to our team. His experience managing investor relationships and vast array of expertise will be integral to continuing to grow the scale and scope of our Affordable platform,” commented Katie Balderrama, executive vice president, and group head of Alliant. “The creation of this new collaborative and coordinated relationship team, led by our most senior executives, will allow us to better focus on and meet our clients needs as we expand our business.”

Mr. Antonopoulos brings almost 20 years of commercial real estate and asset management experience to Walker & Dunlop. Prior to Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Antonopoulos worked as an Executive Vice President of Fund Investment Opportunities at The Richman Group. There, he specialized in investor relations, investment due diligence, and upper-tier fund modeling. Mr. Antonopoulos began his career at Goldman Sachs where he served as an MCD Analyst.

Mr. Antonopoulos earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Fairfield University and is a licensed CT real estate broker.

“Joining Walker & Dunlop was a natural next step for me,” said Mr. Antonopoulos. “I look forward to using my experience to dedicate the time to focus directly on our investors and applying it to support the growth of Walker & Dunlop’s business.”

Walker & Dunlop’s Affordable Equity team (formerly Alliant Capital) is one of the nation's largest LIHTC syndicators. Today, the Affordable Equity team’s portfolio exceeds $14 billion in assets under management and has provided housing for over 400,000 low-income families, seniors, and veterans. Walker & Dunlop’s market-leading affordable housing platform addresses the financing, sale, and preservation of affordable housing nationwide. To learn more about our capabilities and financing options, visit our website.

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