Bethesda, Maryland – June 6, 2016
Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) announced today that Stuart Wernick has joined its Capital Markets team as Senior Vice President & Managing Director. Based out of the Company’s Dallas, Texas office, Mr. Wernick will be responsible for building the regional production platform while arranging commercial real estate loans to banks, life insurance companies, CMBS conduits, the Agencies, and other capital sources. Throughout his mortgage banking career, Mr. Wernick has originated over $10 billion in commercial real estate financings for a wide array of asset classes across the United States.
“Stuart is a long-time friend and partner to Walker & Dunlop, and we’re honored to welcome him to the team and to add his decades of industry experience to our growing Capital Markets group,” stated Walker & Dunlop President, Howard W. Smith. “We are currently focused on increasing our sales force of finance and investment sales professionals and are seeing the value of the scale and reputation of the Walker & Dunlop platform in attracting industry leaders like Stuart. We’re confident that Stuart’s extensive skill set and relationships will enhance our platform as we continue growing our client base and diversifying our capital sources throughout the country.”
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Wernick served as Senior Managing Director at Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC, where he managed the Dallas production office and led the loan origination team in debt and equity placement through a wide variety of transaction types. Mr. Wernick was the founder and President of Quantum First Capital, a real estate finance and advisory firm that was a preferred correspondent to Walker & Dunlop for 20 years and was acquired by Grandbridge Real Estate Capital in 2009. He has been recognized as the Top Investment Banker in the Dallas-Fort Worth region a number of times by the North Texas Association of Commercial Realtors and the Dallas Business Journal and named a Texas Real Estate Icon by the Real Estate Forum.
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.