BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) announced today that David Schmidt has joined the Company as senior vice president. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130930/PH88117) With more than 24 years of diversified real estate experience on a national level, Mr. Schmidt has been involved in the origination, processing and underwriting of transactions involving all types of commercial real estate. Throughout his career, he has worked with many commercial mortgage financing sources, with a specialization in multifamily property financing. Mr. Schmidt joins Walker & Dunlop from KeyBank Real Estate Capital, where he was responsible for originating multifamily permanent loan transactions within the central United States. Previously, Mr. Schmidt was a director for Red Capital Group where he was responsible for the origination of multifamily and senior housing transactions in the Southwest. Prior to that, he served in a similar capacity at AMRESCO/Lend Lease in Dallas. Mr. Schmidt began his career at Carey, Kramer Co. in Miami, FL, providing commercial mortgage banking services to clients in the Southeast. Don King, executive vice president & chief production officer commented, "David is a great addition to the Walker & Dunlop team. His experience, industry relationships and strong market expertise will immediately benefit our clients in all markets. His expertise in multifamily and senior housing will enhance our current team, ensuring that Walker & Dunlop always offers the most innovative and competitive financing for our clients' properties." Mr. Schmidt is based in the Company's Dallas, TX office and can be reached at 469-248-1258 or firstname.lastname@example.org. About Walker & DunlopThrough 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.