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Walker & Dunlop will be a corporate sponsor of the Rutgers Center for Real Estate at the university's Newark, NJ campus

Walker & Dunlop to Sponsor Rutgers Center for Real Estate 

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. will be a corporate sponsor of the Rutgers Center for Real Estate in Newark, pledging to help students, especially from minority backgrounds, to better prepare for careers in commercial real estate.  

The partnership offers hands-on learning opportunities, mentorship by industry experts, paid internships with on-the-job experience and one-on-one support from industry professionals. 

Irelynne Estevez-Waller, VP of diversity, equity & inclusion at Walker & Dunlop, said, “We want to open doors for students who otherwise may not have had this opportunity. Working with Rutgers allows us to lend our expertise to those who are interested in our industry and ultimately develop a new diverse talent pool.” 

Students will enter into competitions that test their knowledge of commercial real estate finance and development in real-world situations. One of the available internships is through Project Destined, a nonprofit  specializing in training underserved youth about real estate and investments. 


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Walker & Dunlop's Estevez-Waller

About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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