Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners
We are an established commercial real estate investment firm that provides capital solutions to middle market commercial real estate sponsors. Serving a diverse set of investors, we invest with sponsors whose transactions are in need of capital but are under-served by institutional capital.
Founded in 2006, our team is comprised of over 30 investment professionals who manage approximately $1.3 billion. We are a creative and dependable partner utilizing a national network with deep resources that help us adapt to changing markets.
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Mr Resnick is the President of Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners where he leads the firm and is responsible for setting its overall strategy. He joined Walker & Dunlop in 2016 and most recently was the Treasurer of the firm prior to assuming his new role at WDIP in the beginning of 2022.
Before joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr Resnick was with Freddie Mac where he led the multifamily division’s Capital Markets team. Earlier in his career, he spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs in New York & London trading various structured products.
Mr Resnick received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Duley joined WDIP in 2021 as a Managing Director on the investments team, where he leads investment transaction execution for WDIP’s equity and debt investment vehicles.
Prior to joining WDIP, Mr. Duley was a Managing Director at LEM Capital (“LEM”), an institutional real estate private equity fund manager focused on value-add multifamily equity investments. In this role he led the firm’s portfolio management and investment transaction execution functions where he coordinated, negotiated and provided oversight for all investment related transactions including acquisitions, financings and dispositions for over $3 billion of real estate. He oversaw the firm’s valuation process and fund level projections, subscription facilities and worked closely with the acquisition, asset management and accounting departments on a wide range of operational, reporting and portfolio management processes and procedures. He also was a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Valuation Committee. Prior to LEM Capital, Mr. Duley was a Vice President at LEM Mezzanine, the predecessor firm to LEM, which originated and invested in structured commercial real estate debt. In this position he managed the underwriting, due diligence, loan documentation, intercreditor/co-lender agreement documentation and closings of $360 million of primarily subordinated debt investments in $2.6 billion of real estate. Additionally, he was responsible for loan workouts and restructuring for special assets. Before joining LEM Capital and its predecessor, Marcus was a Commercial Real Estate Credit Manager at Wachovia Bank and prior to business school he was a Client Service Representative at the Vanguard Group and a Field Marketing Specialist at Black & Decker.
Marcus holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland and a Masters of Business Administration from Temple University.
Managing Director, Group Head & Chief Production Officer | Debt
Geoff Smith is the Group Head of Debt and Chief Production Officer for Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners, the investment management and proprietary capital arm of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. Mr. Smith joined W&D in 2014 and his diverse real estate experience in investment banking, mortgage origination, trading, syndication and development has allowed him to invest over $17 billion in real estate debt and equity assets over his career. His experience includes creating and operating commercial real estate debt, mezzanine and equity platforms, serving on investment committees and boards and participating in capital formation strategies.
Prior to joining W&D, Mr. Smith served as a senior executive serving in various capacities including origination, credit, asset management and trading with Hudson Realty Capital, Natixis, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Nomura Securities.
Mr. Smith earned his AB in Economics and History from Duke University.
Manager Director, Portfolio Manager | Equity
Mr. Cornell joined WDIP in 2019 as a Senior Director. His responsibilities include sourcing, structuring, and underwriting investment opportunities across the fund investment platform.
Prior to joining WDIP, Mr. Cornell was a Senior Vice President at Amstar, a Denver-based real estate private equity firm. While at Amstar, Mr. Cornell was responsible for sourcing, underwriting, negotiating, and asset managing value-add investments across multiple product types throughout the United States. Before Amstar, Mr. Cornell served as Vice President at Broe Real Estate, overseeing asset management of the firm’s national office portfolio. Mr. Cornell began his career in Los Angeles at Secured Capital (now Eastdil Secured), where he assisted on investment sale and debt placements exceeding $3 billion in total transaction volume.
Mr. Cornell holds a Bachelor of Science in economics with a concentration in finance and accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Shepard joined WDIP in 2014 is responsible for the overall financial management of the company in addition to operations, fund formation, marketing, and human resources. He is also a voting member on several of WDIP's investment committees. Mr. Shepard holds a master’s degree in real estate development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.
Managing Director of Strategy
Mr. Castle joined WDIP in 2015 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and is currently the Managing Director of Strategy. His responsibilities include implementing strategic and operational initiatives, forming new investment vehicles, and overseeing WDIP’s business development, marketing and public relations programs. He is also a voting member on several of WDIP's investment committees. Mr. Castle is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration.
Montville, New Jersey
Midvale & Layton, Utah