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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: VP/Principal/Director

Location: Denver, Colorado

Salary: $150K - $162K

We are Walker & Dunlop.  We are one of the largest providers of capital to the commercial real estate industry, enabling real estate owners and operators to bring their visions of communities — where people live, work, shop, and play — to life. We are committed to creating meaningful social, environmental, and economic change in our communities. We believe seeking diverse talent and promoting the inclusion of all perspectives are more than moral imperatives – they are critical to our success and ability to innovate and grow.

Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners (WDIP) is a real estate private equity firm which manages capital on behalf of endowments, foundations, pension plans, private funds, insurance companies, family offices and high net worth individuals. WDIP invests debt and equity capital in value-added, opportunistic, distressed, and special situation transactions through a series of private funds, joint ventures and separately managed accounts.

The Impact You Will Have:

This position will be a Director in the Equity Platform responsible for the underwriting, due diligence and closing of real estate private equity investments made through WDIP’s equity funds and joint ventures.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the funds and joint ventures in the underwriting and due diligence review of transactions.
    • Modeling deals using Excel
    • Market research
    • Sales and rental comps
    • Sponsor/borrower background checks
    • Preparing investment committee deliverables
    • Property site visits/due diligence
    • Closing transactions
  • Screen inquiries, which requires interaction and follow-up with sponsors/borrowers.
  • Manage proprietary deal flow pipeline.
  • Initial deal underwriting and analysis.
    • Communicate with sponsor/borrowers regarding transactions
    • Cash flow and financial modeling of transactions
    • Review of due diligence material and third-party reports
    • Third party reports – condition assessment, environmental phase I/phase II
    • Market studies
    • Property-level and market-level research
  • Draft investment term sheets and investment memorandums under the guidance of managing director.
  • Contribute to managing relationships with joint venture investors.
    • Investment pipeline management and communication
    • Present investment recommendations
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors required; Masters preferred.
  • 7 + years financial modeling experience with Excel.
  • 5 + years real estate experience.
  • Prior experience in structuring real estate equity investments required.
  • Transaction closing experience including familiarity with legal documents and settlement statements preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours/overtime.
  • Ability to travel overnight up to 20%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The company supports value-added thinking, creativity and problem solving.
  • Excellent Excel modeling skills are needed to demonstrate returns via IRR waterfalls, look backs, data tables, mapping and graphics (model example required).
  • Detailed oriented business and very credit disciplined.
  • Comfortable analyzing real estate projects for financial feasibility as well as analyzing market driven factors.
  • Strong writing skills, with the ability to synthesize information from several sources into concise and coherent conclusions (writing sample required).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong motivation and a passion for real estate, with the ability to work without supervision.

This position has an estimated base salary of $150,000-$162,000.00 plus discretionary annual bonus


What We Offer

  • The opportunity to join one of Fortune Magazine’s Great Places to Work winners from 2015-2023
  • Comprehensive benefit options* that have earned Walker & Dunlop the silver level of the 2022 Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation™, some of which include:
    – Up to 83% subsidized medical payroll deductions
    – Competitive dental and vision benefits
    – 401(k) + match
    – Pre-tax transit and commuting benefits
    – A robust health and wellness program – earn cash rewards and gain access to resources that
    promote health, engagement, and balance
    – Paid maternity and parental leave, as well as other family paid leave programs
    – Company-paid life, short and long-term disability insurance
    – Health Savings Account and Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with employee resource groups organizing activities and providing a space for open communication
  • Career development opportunities
  • Empowerment and encouragement to give back – volunteer hours and donation matching

*Eligibility may vary based on average number of hours worked

EEO Statement

We are committed to equity in all steps of the recruitment and employment experience. We believe in equal access to opportunities in our workplace.  We do not tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on any characteristic protected by applicable law, such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, age, disability, veteran or military status, and genetic information.  We strive to be a safe place to ask questions, build professional relationships, and develop careers.