Walker & Dunlop Moves up to #3 Ranked Freddie Mac Program Plus® Seller in 2013
BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 4, 2014
BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (the
"Company") (NYSE: WD) announced today that it was Freddie Mac's third
highest-producing Program Plus® Seller in 2013, up from the #4 ranking in
2012. Walker & Dunlop became a Program Plus®Sellerin 2009 and has
aggressively expanded its origination capabilities with Freddie Mac over the
past five years.
"We have only been a Freddie Mac ProgramPlus®Seller for five years, and over
that time we have grown from the 14th largest originator in 2009, to fourth
largest in 2012 and now third largest in 2013. What an accomplishment for the
talented people of Walker & Dunlop and our deep partnership with Freddie Mac,"
commented Willy Walker, Chairman, President and CEO.
Freddie Mac provided $26 billion of capital to the multifamily industry in
2013. The majority of loans originated through Program Plus are securitized
whereby, private capital takes the first-loss-position. The Program Plus loan
origination network, along with private capital participation, make this model
one of the best designed loan securitization programs in the world.
About Walker & Dunlop
Through its subsidiaryWalker & Dunlop, LLC,Walker & Dunlop, Inc.(NYSE: WD)
is one of the leading commercial real estate finance companies inthe United
States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. As a Fannie Mae DUS®,
Freddie Mac Program Plus® and MAP- and LEAN-approved FHA lender, the
Multifamily and FHA Finance groups are focused on lending to property owners,
investors, and developers of multifamily properties across the country. The
Capital Markets group specializes in financing commercial real estate for
owners and investors acrossthe United States, securing capital from large
institutions such as life insurance companies, commercial banks,CMBS lenders,
pension funds, and specialty finance companies.The Proprietary Capital group
develops new financial products and provides institutional advisory, asset
management, and investment management services with respect to debt and
equity, including bridge financing.Walker & Dunlop, LLChas more than 400
employees located in 21 offices nationwide. For more information about the
Company, please visitwww.walkerdunlop.comor follow us on Twitter at
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