Walker & Dunlop Expands HUD Production Team in Chicago
Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has expanded its HUD production team in Chicago with the addition of Brett Murphy. He’ll be responsible for growing the FHA seniors housing business.
Dana Wade, Chief Production Officer of the FHA Finance team, said Murphy’s skills and expertise “will translate well into his new role, and I believe he will play an important part in our continued growth and ability to maintain the leadership positions that we’ve earned with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD.”
Before joining Walker & Dunlop, Murphy was a director at Lancaster Pollard, a Lument legacy firm, where he was responsible for originating and leading seniors housing and healthcare transactions, including tax-exempt bond offerings, proprietary lending, HUD/FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and USDA financing programs. Before joining Lument in 2013, Murphy worked at Banco Santander. He also held positions at Wells Fargo and State Street Bank & Trust.
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).