Willy Walker

Willy Walker is chairman and chief executive officer of Walker & Dunlop. Under Mr. Walker’s leadership, Walker & Dunlop has grown from a small, family-owned business to become one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States. Walker & Dunlop is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and in its first 10 years as a public company saw its shares appreciate over 800%. The firm was #17 on Fortune’s 2017 list of “Fastest Growing Public Companies” and has been named a Best Workplace for eight of the last 11 years by the Great Place to Work® Institute.

Mr. Walker received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011 and was named “Financier of the Year” in 2017 and 2020 by Commercial Property Executive. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and holds an MBA from Harvard.

Mr. Walker created and hosts the Walker Webcast, one of the top 1.5% of podcasts globally, viewed by over 10M. The Walker Webcast brings brilliant minds from broad and varied backgrounds to share “Insights for Life.”

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