The U.S. market for multifamily loans of $7.5 million and lower is large and growing. Dominated by private investors, the small multifamily loan market exceeded $55 billion of total origination volume during the last two years. Additionally, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have completed more than $55 billion in transaction volume since the launch of the small multifamily loan programs in 2009 and 2015, respectively.
With those stats in mind, Walker & Dunlop Inc. recently expanded its small multifamily lending team in the Western United States, adding managing director Ana Ramos. Ramos will serve as the Western and Mountain Region production head and be responsible for growing the company’s small loan presence throughout the West. Ramos is joined by associate director Mackenzie Kerin and production analyst Alex Louie.
“Ana’s client-centric approach and commitment to service excellence perfectly aligns with Walker & Dunlop’s unyielding commitment to client satisfaction regardless of loan size,” says Alison Williams, senior vice president and chief production officer. “Ana’s track record of building a successful and highly effective team makes her the perfect leader to grow our smaller multifamily originations platform in the Western states.”
Ramos brings more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience and an extensive underwriting and production background to Walker & Dunlop. Throughout her career, she has closed more than $3 billion in loan originations. Ramos was recognized as one of Connect Media’s 2020 Women in Real Estate Awards in 2020.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.
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