Walker & Dunlop acquires Zelman & Associates

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Walker & Dunlop has closed on its acquisition of Zelman & Associates, a housing research and investment banking firm with offices in New York and Ohio.

Zelman’s team and housing-focused research and advisory capabilities will support many of Walker & Dunlop’s strategic growth initiatives, including expansion of its property sales platform, growth in its core debt financing business, and development of investment banking capabilities.

Walker & Dunlop is aiming to grow its property sales platform to $25 billion by 2025 and is also focused on expanding its debt financing business to $65 billion of annual originations by 2025.

Part of that growth will be driven by an increased demand for single-family rental (SFR) and build-for-rent (BFR) financing, and area where Zelman insights and client relationships are unmatched in the industry.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome the Zelman team to Walker & Dunlop,” stated Chairman…

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