Senior Vice President and Chief Production Officer
Senior Vice President and Chief Production Officer, Mark Besharaty brings over 25 years of commercial real estate experience to Walker & Dunlop. He leads operations and originations for the company’s multifamily small loans team. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Besharaty has managed teams of originators, underwriters, and closers generating in excess of $14 billion in commercial real estate mortgage volume.
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Besharaty served as director in the Small Balance CRE Lending Group at Hunt Mortgage Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hunt Companies. There, Mr. Besharaty led a team of originators and analysts in the western United States. Mr. Besharaty previously served as vice president in the commercial mortgage operations division with MUFG Union Bank where he led teams that successfully grew production volumes and he was recognized as one of the top producers for the group. Before Union Bank, he served as managing director with Almas Capital in Dubai, where he oversaw construction financing for major development projects throughout the region. Prior to that, he served as vice president with Jackson Federal Bank where he was responsible for commercial real estate originations and received three annual awards given to the top producers at the bank.
Mr. Besharaty received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and holds an MBA degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Active in the community, Mr. Besharaty serves as chairman for the Commercial Lenders Association. He has also authored numerous articles published in national commercial real estate finance magazines and has been a guest speaker for a variety of industry conferences including Real Share and IMN Multifamily.