Executive Vice President and FHA Finance Group Head
Based out of Bethesda, Maryland, Executive Vice President and FHA Finance Group Head Sheri Thompson oversees all aspects of Walker & Dunlop’s multifamily and healthcare lending through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Ms. Thompson brings over 25 years of industry experience to the company and has been involved in the credit and origination of $9 billion in transactions over the past 36 months. Throughout her career, she has specialized in housing and healthcare finance and has a deep knowledge and understanding of Agency programs.
Ms. Thompson initially joined Green Park Financial, which now operates as Walker & Dunlop, as an underwriter in 1994. She then joined Red Capital Group as Chief Underwriter and Head of At-Risk Credit, working on both Agency and FHA transactions. Prior to her return to Walker & Dunlop, Ms. Thompson most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of PGIM Real Estate Finance’s Agency Lending Group where she had direct oversight and accountability for day-to-day operations of the group, including trading activities, deal management, and underwriting and closing processes.
Ms. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The Pennsylvania State University. Beyond the company, Ms. Thompson is involved in several industry organizations, serving as a facilitator for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a member of ULI’s Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI). She is also a senior volunteer advisor at the U.S. Army Reserve, a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Properties Board, and she serves as a board member for Code of Support Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves U.S. Service Members, Veterans, and their Families, as well as The Bollinger Foundation, which raises funds for the education and support of children who have lost one or both parents, with priority given to those whose parents work or worked in public or affordable housing. Sheri is also a founding board member of the Real Estate Network Empowering Women (RENEW).