CHARLOTTE, NC—In a move to increase its presence in theSoutheast, Walker & Dunlop Inc. reports it hasopened a new office here. The commercial finance firm already haslocations in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Nashville, New Orleans, Tampa andFort Lauderdale.


The company states that in addition to loan origination, theCharlotte office will also contain much of the credit operationsfor Walker & Dunlop's new CMBS conduit.


The Charlotte market presents a large lending opportunity fueledby the steady decrease in unemployment and North Carolina'ssuccessful efforts in attracting large firms to Charlotte'sUniversity Research Park, the company states in itsannouncement.


"As the Southeast continues to see job and population growth,Walker & Dunlop's new Charlotte office expands our nationalfootprint and gives us a day-to-day presence in this excitingmetropolitan area," says Willy Walker, chairmanand CEO of Walker & Dunlop.


"There is a huge volume of commercial real estate loans set tomature between 2015 and 2017 that present a great opportunity forme and our company,” says Walker & Dunlop Vice PresidentBrett McGurie, who is based in the firm'sCharlotte office. “I am excited to open Walker & Dunlop'snewest office and bring Walker & Dunlop's financing solutionsto existing and future clients in Charlotte and throughout theSoutheast."

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