BETHESDA, Md., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the "Company") announced today that it has opened an office in Madison, WI, the Company's twelfth national office and second location in Wisconsin. Additionally, the Company has hired Michael Lee and Matthew Lund as vice presidents who will be based out of the new office and will focus on financing all types of income-producing properties. "As Walker & Dunlop expands, it is imperative that we focus on both maintaining and strengthening our position in all regions and our newest office highlights this objective. Expanding our presence in Wisconsin is directly reflective of our unending commitment to hire and retain the best and most talented individuals," said Howard W. Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Walker & Dunlop. "We welcome Matthew, Michael and their staff to our team of talented and experienced professionals as the newest ambassadors of the Walker & Dunlop brand." Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Messrs. Lee and Lund were with Grandbridge Real Estate Capital where they specialized in originating and structuring commercial real estate financing for all property types. Complete biographical information can be found on Walker & Dunlop's website at www.walkerdunlop.com. Mr. Lee can be reached at 608-831-0056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Mr. Lund can be reached at 608-831-2559 or email@example.com. 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. Walker & Dunlop's proprietary Interim Loan Program provides financing for multifamily properties that do not currently qualify for permanent financing. 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 Principal Investments group provides institutional advisory, asset management, and investment management services with respect to debt, structured debt and equity. SOURCE Walker & Dunlop, Inc.