Walker & Dunlop Hires Susan Mello as Group Head of Capital Markets
Bethesda-based commercial real estate lender Walker & Dunlop has hired Susan Mello as Group Head of Capital Markets. Based in the firm’s Englewood Cliffs, N.J. office, Mello will oversee all aspects of the company’s Capital Markets platform, which structures debt and equity transactions through a range of capital sources.
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mello was managing director and portfolio manager at PGIM Real Estate where she oversaw a series of U.S. multi-product closed end equity funds, with direct responsibility for capital raising, investment strategy, portfolio construction and investment selection.
“I am very excited to join Walker & Dunlop to oversee the Capital Markets group and to play an integral role in the company’s continued growth and success as a member of its senior management team,” said Mello. “I was extremely motivated by W&D’s exceptional growth and ambitious long-term goals, and the role that the Capital Markets team will play in the company’s future growth. Finally, diversity, equity, and inclusion are extremely important to me, and I am proud to be joining a company that has become a leader in this space.”
David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector.
Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA.
David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
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