Senior Director, Javier Rivera, is responsible for the origination and execution of investment sales and equity capital raises for multifamily assets, with a focus in California. Mr. Rivera joined Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales in 2018 and he brings over fifteen years of commercial real estate experience to the firm.
Mr. Rivera was previously an executive vice president in Jones Lang LaSalle᾿s Capital Markets Group where he was responsible for building the company’s multifamily investment sales and finance business in Southern California. Prior to that, he was a director of acquisitions and development manager with The Ratkovich Company, where he gained experience in real estate development, acquisitions and dispositions, contract negotiations, residential entitlements, and feasibility/valuation analysis. Before entering the commercial real estate industry, Mr. Rivera served in the United States Navy where he was a naval flight officer, accruing over 1,000 flight hours and 300 carrier landings.
Mr. Rivera attended The University of Southern California, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in English. He also earned his Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and real estate from The Anderson School at University of California Los Angeles. Mr. Rivera is a member of the Urban Land Institute, The Tailhook Association, Anderson Alumni Association, and he is a licensed California real estate broker.