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Managing a major city during COVID - with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez

October 15, 2020

Managing a major city during COVID - with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez

Francis Suarez

Mayor of Miami

Follow along as we examine the medical, social, and economic implications of COVID on a major US city: Miami.

In our latest Walker Webcast, we examined the medical, social, and economic implications of COVID on a major US city: Miami.

The Mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, joined Willy Walker is chairman and chief executive officer of Walker & Dunlop,  to discuss:

  • COVID's social and economic impact on Miami
  • Leading a city during times of crisis
  • The Mayor's dedication to increasing the amount of affordable and workforce housing in the city
  • ...and more!

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%.

Francis Suarez

Francis Suarez is an American attorney and politician serving as the 43rd mayor of Miami. He was elected on November 7, 2017 with 86 percent of the vote.[1] Suarez is the first Miami-born mayor. He is a registered Republican, but the office of the City of Miami Mayor is nonpartisan. He previously served as City of Miami Commissioner for District 4, a position he held since he was elected in a runoff election on November 17, 2009. Suarez is the son of former Miami Mayor and current Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez.

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