Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) announced today that it has hired Chris Harris as senior vice president in its Capital Markets group. Based out of the Company's Dallas, Texas office, Mr. Harris is primarily responsible for nationwide structured finance and equity placement. During his career, Mr. Harris has been responsible for over $14 billion in equity and debt financings for conventional multifamily, student housing, and affordable housing properties throughout the United States.
Bill Wein, senior vice president and chief production officer, stated, "We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the Walker & Dunlop team! Chris has an exceptional reputation nationally in the real estate and financing community for sourcing, structuring and closing real estate development and acquisition transactions, which makes him a great fit for our Capital Markets platform. Even as we have seen incredible growth in both the number of bankers and brokers on our team and our total transaction volume, we have remained focused on our clients' needs above all else, which has led to continued growth and success for our platform."
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Harris was a principal and chief financial officer at Criterion Development Partners, LLC where he was responsible for finance, accounting, planning, investor relations, and risk management. Before Criterion, Mr. Harris was employed by FirstWorthing where he served as executive vice president, chief financial officer, and partner. Mr. Harris is a graduate of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and currently serves on the advisory board of The Margaret and Robert Folsom Institute for Real Estate at SMU and is a member of National Multifamily Housing Council.
In the second quarter of 2017, Walker & Dunlop originated a record $1.9 billion of brokered loans, bringing its year to date brokered originations to $3.3 billion through June 30, 2017. To learn more about Walker & Dunlop's financing offerings, visit our website.
About Walker & Dunlop
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is one of the largest commercial real estate services and finance companies in the United States providing financing and investment sales to owners of multifamily and commercial properties. Walker & Dunlop, which is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, has over 600 professionals in 28 offices across the nation with an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction.