Press release

June 22, 2022

Walker & Dunlop Features HASTA Capital CEO Mark Hafner in Latest Installment of its “What Drives You” Campaign

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today the fourth installment of its “What Drives You” campaign. Launched on November 12, 2019, the campaign features some of Walker & Dunlop’s inspiring clients through spotlights that highlight the passion, perseverance, and inner drive that fuels each of them in their pursuit of greatness.

This latest installment of the campaign features Mark Hafner, founder and CEO of the $1 billion commercial real estate firm HASTA Capital. HASTA Capital focuses on investing, developing, and managing residential multifamily assets that are “purpose built,” or designed to be inclusive communities of all renters. 

Founded in 2016, HASTA now has developments and properties in four countries. Hafner attributes the company’s rapid growth to an attention to detail, a willingness to try new things, and a commitment to continuously improving the customer experience. For example, Hafner and his family try to spend a week living at each property to see what’s missing that residents might need and appreciate, like a bench at a dog park. 

Hafner also cites the company’s partnership with Walker & Dunlop, which financed HASTA’s very first deal and nearly 100% of its deals since then and has been with HASTA every step of the way. 

“I want people to love where they live, and Walker & Dunlop is always coming up with great ideas on how they can help, thinking proactively and outside of the box for ways we can do things better, both for the short-term and the long-term,” commented Hafner. “They’re an extension of the HASTA team and a true partner.” 

“Mark built a $1 billion, 15-property portfolio in just five years,” said Willy Walker, Chairman & CEO of Walker & Dunlop. “It’s been a story of extreme growth differentiated by a standout customer experience, and it’s a story of extreme vision and opportunity. We’re looking forward to seeing what Mark and his team at HASTA do next.”

The campaign features content across print, online, mobile, and earned channels. To stay up to date and learn what inspires some of the country's leading commercial real estate companies, visit the What Drives You campaign webpage:

About Walker & Dunlop

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) is one of the largest providers of capital to the commercial real estate industry, enabling real estate owners and operators to bring their visions of communities — where Americans live, work, shop and play — to life. The power of our people, premier brand, and industry-leading technology makes us more insightful and valuable to our clients, providing an unmatched experience every step of the way. With over 1,400 employees across every major U.S. market, Walker & Dunlop has consistently been named one of Fortune’s Great Places to Work® and is committed to making the commercial real estate industry more inclusive and diverse while creating meaningful social, environmental, and economic change in our communities.


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