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Walker & Dunlop Adds Capital Markets Veteran James Shiles 

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has expanded its capital markets team by adding SVP James Shiles in the New York office. He will be responsible for managing, aligning, and growing Walker & Dunlop’s capital markets production efforts. 

“We are thrilled to welcome James to our team,” commented Susan Mello, EVP of capital markets. “His experience managing financial and operational performance will be integral to continuing to grow the scale and scope of our Capital Markets platform.” 

Shiles added, “Joining Walker & Dunlop was a natural next step for me. I look forward to using my experience in growing business units and associated revenue and applying it to support the growth of Walker & Dunlop’s business.” 

Before joining Walker & Dunlop, Shiles worked at Guggenheim Partners where he helped build and run a full-service commercial real estate lending platform. Before Guggenheim, he worked at Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns and Ernst & Young. 

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