Walker & Dunlop Hires Senior Vice President

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (the "Company") announced today that John Pantone has joined the Company as senior vice president in the Capital Markets department. With over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate and a strong background in equity structured finance, Mr. Pantone will focus on financing all types of income-producing properties including office, residential, hospitality, industrial and retail in the Midwest region, and also working with clients to find equity partners. Mr. Pantone is based out of Walker & Dunlop's Chicago office and can be reached at (312) 428-2526 or jpantone@walkerdunlop.com.

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"John's vast experience and the depth of relationships he has developed on both the capital and borrower side adds tremendous value to Walker & Dunlop's Capital Markets team," commented Walker & Dunlop Senior Vice President, Jim Cope.

Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Pantone worked as regional director for ARC Property Trust, where he was responsible for acquisitions of net lease retail properties. Previously, Mr. Pantone held senior positions at Heller Real Estate Finance and Buchanan Street Partners. He also co-founded AEG Real Estate Advisors, where he was partner and managing director.

Mr. Pantone holds a CPA certification and earned a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University.

About Walker & Dunlop

Through its subsidiary Walker & Dunlop, LLC, Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) is one of the leading commercial real estate finance companies in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. As a Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac Program Plus® and MAP- and LEAN-approved FHA lender, the Multifamily and FHA Finance groups are focused on lending to property owners, investors, and developers of multifamily properties across the country. Walker & Dunlop's proprietary Interim Loan Program provides financing for multifamily properties that do not currently qualify for permanent financing. The Capital Markets group specializes in financing commercial real estate for owners and investors across the United States, securing capital from large institutions such as life insurance companies, commercial banks, CMBS lenders, pension funds, and specialty finance companies. The Principal Investments group provides institutional advisory, asset management, and investment management services with respect to debt, structured debt and equity.

SOURCE Walker & Dunlop, Inc.