Walker & Dunlop Taps New Senior VP for Multifamily Division
- Nov 08, 2016
Los Angeles—Walker & Dunlop announced that it has hired Levi Brooker as senior vice president of its Multifamily Finance Group. Working out of the company’s Los Angeles location, Brooker will be in charge of originating multifamily loans through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD.
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Brooker was senior vice president and loan officer for JLL‘s multifamily lending division. He also worked for Oak Grove Capital from 2004 to 2015, when the company merged with JLL.
“I am thrilled to be joining Walker & Dunlop. Its top notch reputation and exceptional track record will enable me to deliver the best debt and financing options for my clients,” said Brooker in prepared remarks. “I look forward to being a part of the Company’s Southern California team and to contributing to the future growth of the multifamily lending platform.”
Brooker brings extensive experience structuring complex transactions including construction loans and loans with low income housing tax credits and tax exempt bonds. Throughout his career, he has assisted in financing over $1 billion worth of multifamily transactions. He also has a background in financing loans for a wide array of multifamily property types, including affordable housing, senior housing, student housing and manufactured housing.
“With Freddie Mac’s recent estimates for growth in total multifamily loan originations from $282 billion in 2016 up to $315 billion in 2018, it is vital that Walker & Dunlop continue adding talented originators like Levi in order to gain market share,” said Donald King, executive vice president & chief production officer of Walker & Dunlop. “Levi’s unique experience structuring a wide variety of loan types will add significant value to the Company’s Multifamily Finance team.”
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