Jeff Burns, managing director, is responsible for new loan origination in California and the western United States. He specializes in multifamily and healthcare financing for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD. Mr. Burns joined Walker & Dunlop in February 2009 in conjunction with the firm’s acquisition of certain assets of Column Guaranteed, and had previously been with Column Guaranteed since October 2005.
Prior to this, Mr. Burns worked for Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, Bank of the West and Citibank. Throughout Mr. Burns career, he has completed over $9 billion in commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Burns currently serves on the board of directors of the California Mortgage Bankers Association and formerly served on the Freddie Mac Advisory Council and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Bay Area Mortgage Association. Mr. Burns earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Oregon State University, and a Master’s degree in finance from the University of San Francisco.