Brad Savage is a Managing Director for Apprise by Walker & Dunlop, supporting the Southwest Region (TX, OK, AR and LA) and parts of the Mountain Region (CO). Mr. Savage also leads Apprise's national business development efforts with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae small loan lenders.
Prior to joining Apprise, Mr. Savage was Founder & Chief Appraiser of The Multifamily Advisory (MFA), which was acquired by GeoPhy and Walker & Dunlop in 2019 to initiate the Apprise joint venture. At MFA, he spearheaded multi-housing appraisal operations as well as software design, leveraging the proprietary technology to enhance appraisal quality and productivity. As MFA concentrated on appraisal reporting for a single property type, the purpose-built web application provided the firm considerable advantage over generalist practices. MFA analyzed multifamily properties and markets around the south and central U.S. for GSE seller-servicers, local and national banks, life companies, debt funds, investment managers, and fee developers.
Mr. Savage's commercial valuation experience includes extensive knowledge of apartment properties, including market rate, affordable, student, seniors, and manufactured housing communities, both existing and proposed. He has directly overseen the completion of more than 2,500 appraisals for federally related lending transactions and is particularly well-versed in the appraisal and underwriting requirements set forth by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
Mr. Savage is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BBA in Finance. He is a Designated member of the Appraisal Institute and CCIM Institute and is a Certified General Appraiser in multiple states.