Corporate Responsibility The Walker Way

Walker & Dunlop looks beyond commercial real estate by delivering real environmental, social, and economic value to our clients, our employees, our communities, and our shareholders.

Environmental

As a leader in the commercial real estate finance industry, we recognize our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact through both our operations and our lending practices. We are committed to remaining carbon neutral each year and will offset 100% of our GhG emissions on an annual basis, while also setting emissions and energy reduction goals. We are also actively involved in the Fannie Mae Green Rewards and Freddie Mac Green Advantage programs, which help multifamily property owners and operators reduce their energy and water consumption in multifamily properties. Our Environmental Policy describes our sustainability efforts and commitments to creating a positive impact on the environment.

Our Environmental Commitment  

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Social

At Walker & Dunlop we strive to be a great place to work for all. We treat all individuals with respect and dignity and create opportunities for them to develop and thrive, both personally and professionally. We are dedicated to creating diverse and inclusive spaces for our employees and clients, actively expanding the range of perspectives and experiences that contribute to our shared success. We are also committed to positively impacting the communities that we finance, providing much needed affordable housing across the country and aligning our national charitable partnerships with our passion for housing. 

Governance

Walker & Dunlop has an eight-member Board of Directors with a diverse set of backgrounds and expertise. 75% of our Directors are independent, including our Lead Director. We conduct our business activities and transactions with the highest level of integrity and ethical standards.

Our ESG Goals

At the end of 2020, we set specific ESG-related goals as a subset of our five-year strategic growth plan, the Drive to ‘25

  • Continue to neutralize our Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year

  • Reduce emissions by 50% from 2019 levels on a per employee basis

  • Increase the proportion of women and minorities in management positions to 35% and 25%, respectively

  • Increase the proportion of women and minorities among top company earners to 15% each

  • Donate 1% of annual income from operations to charitable organizations

  • Originate $60 billion of affordable lending (cumulative over the next five years)

 

Giving Back

At Walker & Dunlop, our business touches communities across the U.S., and giving back to these communities is an integral part of our culture. Our passion for housing is rooted in our operations, and we align our charitable commitments with the mission of ending homelessness nationwide. 

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is at the core of our efforts to being a leader in the ESG space. We want to change the face of commercial real estate and are committed to building a pipeline of diverse talent for both Walker & Dunlop and the CRE industry. 

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Company Culture

Walker & Dunlop is a large company with a small company feel, which has helped us gain consistent recognition as a Great Place to Work® by FORTUNE Magazine and The Washington Post.

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We are working to be a more diverse and inclusive company and change the face of commercial real estate finance in the coming decades. We can and will do more.

Willy Walker

Chairman and CEO // WALKER & DUNLOP

Board of Directors

Whether you are an investor or valued client, these are just some of the people who oversee and influence everything we do for you.

Meet the team