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Enhancing communications through emotional intelligence with Yale professor Dr. Marc Brackett

April 9, 2020

Enhancing communications through emotional intelligence with Yale professor Dr. Marc Brackett

Dr. Marc Brackett, Ph.D

Founding Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Willy Walker and his guest, Dr. Marc Brackett, provide an update on the CRE market and discuss how to respond with emotional intelligence.

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Walker & Dunlop hosted the latest episode of our Walker Webcast series, “Enhancing Business Decisions through Emotional Intelligence” with our CEO, Willy Walker, and renowned Yale professor and emotional intelligence expert, Dr. Marc Brackett.

Willy provided an update on the CRE market and current economic landscape, prior to his discussion with Marc about the importance and power of emotional intelligence. They covered:

  • The weekly update on market liquidity and spreads within the CRE market
  • Insights into forbearance trends and the impact of unemployment rates on rent-rolls
  • The importance of recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions
  • Specific techniques for managing emotions in times of stress

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A bit about each speaker:

Willy Walker
Willy Walker

Willy Walker is chairman and chief executive officer of Walker & Dunlop. Under Mr. Walker’s leadership, Walker & Dunlop has grown from a small, family-owned business to become one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States. Walker & Dunlop is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and in its first seven years as a public company has seen its shares appreciate 547%.

Marc Brackett
Marc Brackett

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., author of Permission To Feel, is the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a professor in the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine at Yale University. His grant-funded research focuses on: (1) the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, creativity, relationship quality, and mental health; (2) the measurement of emotional intelligence; and (3) the influence of emotional intelligence training on children’s and adults’ health, performance, and workplace performance and climate. Marc has published 125 scholarly articles and has received numerous awards, including the Joseph E. Zins Award for his research on social and emotional learning and an honorary doctorate from Manhattanville College. He also is a distinguished scientist on the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development and on the board of directors for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

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