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Alison Williams has been named SVP and group head of the small business group at Walker & Dunlop in Bethesda, MD.

Walker & Dunlop Debuts All-Female Small Balance Lending Leadership Team

Bethesda, MD-based commercial real estate finance and advisory services firm Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has promoted four members of its small balance group (SBG) and in doing so has the first all-women-led lending team at the company. The team will be responsible for setting and executing on the SBG strategic direction in partnership with executive leadership to ensure alignment throughout the organization.

Alison Williams has been named SVP and group head of SBG and will oversee the SBG production, underwriting and closing teams.

Angelica Dichoco, who received her Fannie Mae CU designation last year, will continue leading the SBG underwriting team as SVP and chief underwriter. Stephanie Pratt will continue leading the SBG cosing team in her new role as SVP of SBG closing. Melissa Jahnke will manage SBG operations in her new role as head of operations.

“We are very focused on growing our small balance lending platform, and the talent of these leaders will enable us to continue growing market share in the multifamily segment at Walker & Dunlop,” said Steve Theobald, EVP and COO of Walker & Dunlop.


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About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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