With more than 25 years of mortgage banking experience, Stuart Wernick, managing director, is responsible for nationwide loan originations out of Walker & Dunlop’s Dallas, Texas office. Throughout his career, Mr. Wernick has originated over $10 billion in commercial real estate financings for a wide array of asset classes across the United States.
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Wernick served as a senior managing director at Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC., where he was responsible for leading the team’s loan production efforts and building a fee-based business through the origination of conventional debt/equity, securitization, REIT, Agency, Life Company, and mezzanine transactions. Before joining Berkadia, Mr. Wernick served as president of Quantum First Capital, a real estate finance and advisory firm, which was later acquired by Grandbridge Real Estate Capital in 2009 where he ran the Dallas office until 2012. Mr. Wernick’s loan production experience began in the late 1980’s where he served as vice president for Wallentstein/Grubb & Ellis and later joined L.J. Melody and Company and Chase Bank of Texas.
Mr. Wernick received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin where he was president of the Texas Relays and an officer of various fraternal and student organizations.
Beyond the Company, Mr. Wernick is a member of The Real Estate Council, Mortgage Bankers Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Multifamily Housing Council, and Manufactured Housing Institute.