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Walker & Dunlop Names Group Head of Capital Markets

Walker & Dunlop hired Susan Mello as group head of capital markets, based at the company’s Englewood Cliffs, NJ office. Mello will oversee all aspects of the company’s capital markets platform.

Before 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. Prior to PGIM, she was a partner at law firm McCarter & English, working extensively on structuring real estate development investments and joint ventures.

“We are thrilled to bring Susan to Walker & Dunlop to lead our rapidly expanding capital markets platform and join the ranks of our senior management team,” said Walker & Dunlop president Howard Smith. “She is the perfect leader to position our platform for continued success over the long term and to accelerate our progress towards our ambitious Drive to ’25 objectives.”


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