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Walker & Dunlop Strengthens CA Capital Markets Team

Bethesda, MD-based Walker & Dunlop expanded its loan origination platform with the addition of a new team in Irvine, CA. Mark Strauss and Rob Quarton joined its Capital Markets group from Cohen Financial.

Walker & Dunlop’s Cliff Carnes says, “Mark and Rob are the ideal additions to our platform as we continue to expand the size of our Capital Markets team. Mark’s decades of industry experience and leadership track record combined with Rob’s impressive skill set and capital markets expertise will make this team an incredible asset to Walker & Dunlop.”

Strauss, a founding member of Cohen’s equity practice, brings more than three decades of CRE finance experience. He’s arranged debt and equity for more than 23,000 apartment units, seven million square feet of industrial and office space, and more than three million square feet of retail space.

Quarton’s 15-year CRE career includes arranging more than $6 billion in financing.

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About Dennis Kaiser

Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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