BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the "Company") announced that it was named one of Washingtonian Magazine's 50 Great Places to Work in the Washington, DC area. Winning companies were recognized as leaders in such areas as pay and benefits, challenging and interesting work, work/life balance, opportunities to learn and grow, financial stability, commitment to charity and community, and the recognition and respect given to employees. "We are honored to be included on Washingtonian Magazine's 2013 list of great places to work," commented Walker & Dunlop Chairman and CEO Willy Walker. "As a commercial real estate lender, the only thing that makes our money any different from everyone else's is our people. Our corporate culture must foster a fun, collaborative, and engaging work environment. I admire and appreciate the hard work that every W&D employee contributes on a daily basis, and this award is reflective of our commitment to our people and our culture." This is the eighth time The Washingtonian has chosen Great Places to Work in the Washington, DC area. The feature dates back to 1999 and is published every other year. The Washingtonian's winning workplaces were chosen by a panel of editors and writers who reviewed more than 200 companies and more than 13,000 employee surveys. Winning workplaces range in size (from an organization of just 11 employees to one with more than 68,000), as well as industry (winners include trade associations, government agencies, information-technology firms, government contractors, nonprofits, law firms, and more). 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 21 offices nationwide. For more information about the Company, please visit www.walkerdunlop.com or follow us on Twitter at @Walkerdunlop. SOURCE Walker & Dunlop, Inc.