BETHESDA, Md., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) announced today that Brian Casey will join the Company's Proprietary Capital Group on May 23 rd. Mr. Casey joins Walker & Dunlop from MetLife, where he was responsible for their domestic and international commercial whole loan lending operation which originated approximately $9 billion of mortgage loans in 2012. Mr. Casey will be responsible for managing Walker & Dunlop's Proprietary Fixed Rate and Bridge Loan Funds, which are both currently in development.
Mr. Casey spent over 15 years at MetLife, most recently as managing director/head of real estate debt strategies. In addition to loan production, he was responsible for overseeing MetLife's $43 billion general account mortgage loan portfolio. Mr. Casey served as chairperson of the real estate mortgage investment committee at MetLife.
"We are delighted to welcome Brian to the Walker & Dunlop team," commented Jeff Goodman, Executive Vice President of Proprietary Capital at Walker & Dunlop. "There is significant market demand for long-term, fixed rate financing across all property types that Walker & Dunlop plans to meet with our Separate Account strategy. Brian's background, exceptional track record and leadership will propel Walker & Dunlop's growth initiatives in this area," continued Goodman. "Brian will also be responsible for Walker & Dunlop's bridge lending program, which is currently active and will be augmented by raising significant institutional capital in the coming months. We could not be more pleased to have Brian join our rapidly growing real estate finance platform."
Mr. Casey received a dual bachelor's degree in business and psychology with minor concentrations in economics and accounting from The University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated Cum Laude. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree in finance & investments with a concentration in real estate finance from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Mr. Casey currently serves on the MBA Multi-Family Steering Committee, is an active member of the Washington, DC ULI Executive Board, and is a frequent panelist at MBA, CREFC and various industry events.About Walker & Dunlop Through its subsidiary Walker & Dunlop, LLC, Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) is one of the leading commercial real estate finance companies in the 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 across the 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, structured debt and equity, including interim financing. Walker & Dunlop, LLC has over 400 employees located in 20 offices nationwide. More information about the Company can be found at www.walkerdunlop.com. SOURCE Walker & Dunlop, Inc.