BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the "Company") announced today that it has hired Levi Brooker as senior vice president in its Multifamily Finance group. Based out of the Company's Los Angeles, California office, Mr. Brooker is responsible for originating multifamily loans primarily through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD. Mr. Brooker brings extensive experience structuring complex transactions including construction loans and loans with low income housing tax credits and tax exempt bonds. Throughout his career, he has assisted in financing over $1 billion of multifamily transactions.
Walker & Dunlop Executive Vice President & Chief Production Officer, Donald King, stated, "We are very excited to welcome Levi to Walker & Dunlop. With Freddie Mac's recent estimates for growth in total multifamily loan originations from $282 billion in 2016 up to $315 billion in 2018, it is vital that Walker & Dunlop continue adding talented originators like Levi in order to gain market share." Mr. King continued, "Levi's unique experience structuring a wide variety of loan types will add significant value to the Company's Multifamily Finance team." Mr. Brooker commented, "I am thrilled to be joining Walker & Dunlop. Its top notch reputation and exceptional track record will enable me to deliver the best debt and financing options for my clients. I look forward to being a part of the Company's Southern California team and to contributing to the future growth of the multifamily lending platform." Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Brooker served as senior vice president and loan officer for JLL's multifamily lending division. He previously worked for Oak Grove Capital and its predecessors from 2004 until 2015, when the entity merged with JLL. Mr. Brooker has experience financing loans backed by a wide array of multifamily property types, including affordable housing, manufactured housing, seniors housing, and student housing.