Executive Vice President of Affordable Housing and Investment Management / Proprietary Capital
Sheri Thompson, Executive Vice President & Head of Affordable Housing and Proprietary Capital, oversees all aspects of Walker & Dunlop’s affordable housing activities, as well as the firm’s investment management and balance sheet lending activities. She is actively involved in the Company’s Strategy and Administrative Committees and has worked to help reshape the Company’s approach to Diversity & Inclusion. She is also active within the Women of Walker & Dunlop and Veteran’s Employee Resource Groups and is the executive sponsor for the Unidos Employee Resource Group. 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, she most recently served as COO 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. Prior to moving into her current role, Ms. Thompson served as Executive Vice President and FHA Finance Group Head, where she oversaw all aspects of Walker & Dunlop’s multifamily lending through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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 and initiatives including the Multifamily Housing Impact Collaborative, an industry group focused on finding solutions to workforce and affordable housing issues and is the vice chairman of the NMHC Racial Equity Taskforce. She also serves as a facilitator for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a member of ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). She also serves on several non-profit boards, and is a founding board member of Veritas Impact Partners, an organization that provides social services to workforce housing communities. Ms. Thompson serves as the Vice Chairman of the board for Code of Support Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves U.S. Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Sheri is also a founding board member of the Real Estate Network Empowering Women (RENEW).