BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) announced today that the Company has expanded its capital markets brokerage operations on the West Coast and has hired Mark Grace as vice president to enhance regional production in Southern California. Mr. Grace will focus on financing all types of income-producing properties, including office, apartments, hotels, industrial and retail on the West Coast. Mr. Grace joins Walker & Dunlop from NorthMarq Capital, Inc., where he was responsible for originating permanent loan transactions for commercial properties located nationwide. Previously, Mr. Grace worked in the brokerage group at CB Richard Ellis, where he managed systems relating directly to private investments for retail, office and industrial properties. Senior Vice President & Capital Markets Chief Production Officer, Bill Wein commented, "As Walker & Dunlop expands, it is imperative that we continue to focus on maintaining and strengthening our position in all regions, as well as offering financing products to accommodate clients and properties nationwide. Mark is a great asset to the Walker & Dunlop team and will immediately enhance Walker & Dunlop's mortgage origination platform on the West Coast." Mr. Grace is based in the Company's Irvine, CA office and can be reached at 949-208-8455 or email@example.com. 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 and equity, including bridge financing. Walker & Dunlop, LLC has more than 400 employees located in 20 offices nationwide. For more information about the Company, please visit www.walkerdunlop.com or follow us on Twitter at @Walkerdunlop. SOURCE Walker & Dunlop, Inc.