Walker & Dunlop Launches Credit Portfolio Advisory Business
In view of $2.5 trillion of impending commercial real estate debt maturities between 2023 and 2027, Walker & Dunlop’s Capital Markets team has launched a credit portfolio advisory business. With Sean Reimer and Jordan Casella spearheading the efforts, the business will be overseen by the Walker & Dunlop New York Capital Markets team, led by co-heads Aaron Appel, Keith Kurland, Jonathan Schwartz and Adam Schwartz.
The company is leveraging its $121-billion servicing portfolio and national investment sales platform, which has closed nearly $40 billion of transactions in the last two years, to provide lenders with comprehensive portfolio evaluation services, asset financing advisory, loan sales services, and investment sales advisory.
“It is more important than ever for credit providers to actively manage their portfolios,” said Susan Mello, group head, Capital Markets, Walker & Dunlop. “Working across the broader Walker & Dunlop platform, we will evaluate and underwrite lenders’ loan portfolios or individual positions, determine the right execution to maximize principal recovery of distressed assets and market the sale of these assets to the appropriate buyer pool.”
Appel added, “Our team began working with capital providers in the second quarter of 2022 on effectively managing their credit portfolios through an evolving capital markets landscape. Our team has placed more than $20 billion of credit and equity transactions to over 150 counterparties in the last two years, including over $3 billion of equity raised.”
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