Based in Walker & Dunlop’s Philadelphia office, Frank Cassidy is a Managing Director responsible for originating loans for multifamily and seniors housing. His experience includes a wide variety of transaction types, including the acquisition, refinance, rehabilitation, and construction of multifamily housing and healthcare facilities nationwide. Mr. Cassidy specializes primarily in the loan programs of HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, bridge lenders, and floating rate debt providers. Since 2013, Mr. Cassidy has directly originated over $800 million in commercial real estate loans utilizing HUD, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac for multifamily, affordable, seniors housing, and healthcare properties throughout the country. Additionally, he has been involved in the origination, underwriting, funding, and/or asset management of over $4 billion of commercial real estate loans throughout his career. Frank has received numerous industry recognitions, including being named a GlobeSt “50 under 40” achievers in the CRE space and a “Rising Star” by Commercial Property Executive magazine.
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Cassidy served as Vice President in the Multifamily Capital Markets Debt & Structured Finance division of Newmark Knight Frank, and he was previously a Vice President of origination at Oppenheimer Multifamily Housing & Healthcare Finance, a top-ranked FHA/HUD lender. Mr. Cassidy began his career at Oppenheimer & Co. in New York City. There, he reported directly to the Chief Financial Officer and worked to initiate a direct warehouse lending program that enabled the company to directly fund FHA/ HUD insured loans made by Oppenheimer Multifamily Housing and Healthcare Finance on their own balance sheet prior to loan securitization. Throughout his tenure with Oppenheimer, the program evolved to fund over $1 billion of HUD-insured loans, placing Oppenheimer within the top 10 of FHA/HUD insured lenders.
Mr. Cassidy graduated from St. Joseph University where he earned Bachelor of Science in accounting. Mr. Cassidy is involved in several industry organizations, including The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) and The Pennsylvania Apartment Association. He is also an active supporter of For Pete’s Sake, a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports adult cancer patients.