Senior Vice President and Chief Production Officer
As Chief Production Officer of Walker & Dunlop’s affordable lending group, John Ducey brings an array of affordable housing finance expertise, including a deep knowledge of tax exempt bonds, low income housing tax credit equity, Section 8 housing, real estate tax abatements and a range of affordable subordinate financing. Mr. Ducey is responsible for leading Walker & Dunlop’s affordable housing financing efforts across all capital sources, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and private capital providers, as the company seeks to expand its affordable lending footprint across the United States.
Mr. Ducey joined Walker & Dunlop after an eight-year tenure at Fannie Mae, where he served as Director of Multifamily LIHTC Equity Investments and as Manager of Multifamily Affordable Housing and he approved over $3 billion in loans for Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing team. As Director of Multifamily LIHTC Equity Investments, Mr. Ducey assisted with Fannie Mae’s re-entry into the LIHTC equity business, and structured LIHTC equity investment funds with eight syndicators, resulting in $550 million in equity investments over the course of three years. Throughout his career in affordable housing and community development, which spans over two decades, Mr. Ducey honed his GSE lending skills at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company and Muni Mae, and he led an originations team investing in new market tax credit projects at Enterprise Community Investment.
Mr. Ducey holds a Master of Public Policy in public sector financial management and social policy from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from St. Bonaventure University. He began his career as a community organizer and affordable housing developer with So Others Might Eat, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit organization, and he is currently active on the Social Justice Committee at Holy Redeemer Church in Washington, which focuses on local affordable housing issues.