Walker & Dunlop Expands Into Investment Sales With New Hire

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Walker & Dunlop is expanding its West Coast offerings into investment sales with the addition of a JLL capital markets specialist, the firm announced.

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As of June 18, Javier Rivera has been brought on as a senior vice president at the commercial real estate financing firm’s L.A. office at 12100 Wilshire Boulevard.

Rivera is responsible for building the public firm’s multifamily sales and finance business, including brokering the sale of high-quality apartment properties in Southern California. Previously, the L.A. office only conducted commercial mortgage activities, according to a company spokeswoman.

Before joining Dunlop & Walker, Rivera was an executive vice president in JLL’s Capital Markets Group.  At JLL starting in 2007, Rivera was responsible for building the firm’s multifamily investment sales and finance business in the region. His recently completed assignments include Angel’s Landing , The Harvey Apartments and UCSB Ocean Walk.

Prior to that, Rivera was the director of acquisitions and a development manager with The Ratkovich Company, an urban property owner and developer in Los Angeles.

“We are thrilled to have Javier join our investment sales team as we open up our first investment sales office on the West Coast. Javier’s track record and market expertise will be extremely accretive to the financial services needs of our West Coast client base,” Greg Engler, the executive vice president of Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales, said in an official release. “Walker & Dunlop is one of the country’s most active debt providers and the addition of Javier and future investment sales professionals will provide additional financial options for our clients.”

“I am pleased to join Walker & Dunlop’s growing investment sales platform,” Rivera said in the statement. “This is an exceptional team and I look forward to contributing to the company’s already excellent reputation.”

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., with Rivera’s hire Walker & Dunlop’s investment sales’ footprint now includes 19 states across the nation. Walker & Dunlop generated $28 billion in total transaction volume in 2017, according to firm statistics.