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Walker & Dunlop Moves up to #3 Ranked Freddie Mac Program Plus® Seller in 2013

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: WD) announced today that it was Freddie Mac's third highest-producing Program Plus® Seller in 2013, up from the #4 ranking in 2012.  Walker & Dunlop became a Program Plus® Seller in 2009 and has aggressively expanded its origination capabilities with Freddie Mac over the past five years.  

"We have only been a Freddie Mac Program Plus® Seller for five years, and over that time we have grown from the 14th largest originator in 2009, to fourth largest in 2012 and now third largest in 2013.  What an accomplishment for the talented people of Walker & Dunlop and our deep partnership with Freddie Mac," commented Willy Walker, Chairman, President and CEO.

Freddie Mac provided $26 billion of capital to the multifamily industry in 2013.  The majority of loans originated through Program Plus are securitized whereby, private capital takes the first-loss-position.  The Program Plus loan origination network, along with private capital participation, make this model one of the best designed loan securitization programs in the world.     

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. 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.

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The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect our current views about future events and are subject to numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed or contemplated in any forward-looking statement.

While forward-looking statements reflect our good faith projections, assumptions and expectations, they are not guarantees of future results. Furthermore, we disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, data or methods, future events or other changes, except as required by applicable law. Factors that could cause our results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: (1) general economic conditions and multifamily and commercial real estate market conditions, (2) regulatory and or legislative changes to Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae or HUD, (3)  our ability to retain and attract loan originators and other professionals, and (4) changes in federal government fiscal and monetary policies, including any constraints or cuts in federal funds allocated to HUD for loan originations. 

For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or contemplated in any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled ''Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our subsequent SEC filings. Such filings are available publicly on our Investor Relations web page at www.walkerdunlop.com.

 

SOURCE Walker & Dunlop, Inc.

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