Senior Vice President
Brian Casey, senior vice president, is head of Walker & Dunlop’s interim lending activities. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company’s balance sheet and joint venture bridge lending programs, which provide interim financing solutions for multifamily acquisitions, renovations, and lease-ups. Mr. Casey is also responsible for managing the company’s bridge lending joint venture with Blackstone and the attendant warehouse lending relationships. Lending volume for this program exceeded $850 million in 2018.
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Casey was managing director and head of real estate debt strategies with MetLife Real Estate Investments. There, he was responsible for the domestic and international commercial mortgage lending platform, which originated $9.6 billion of mortgage loans in 2012 for a $43 billion general account portfolio. Prior to that, Mr. Casey was in charge of MetLife’s Mid-Atlantic debt, equity, and joint venture general account investments.
Mr. Casey earned his MBA in finance and investments with a concentration in real estate finance from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also completed his dual bachelor’s degree in business and psychology with minor concentrations in economics and accounting from The University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated cum laude.
Beyond the company, Mr. Casey is an active member of the Washington, D.C. ULI Advisory Board, and is a frequent panelist at MBA, CREFC, ULI, and various other industry events.