Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced that it has hired Brett Gardner as Managing Director of Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales. Gardner will be a partner on the investment sales team led by Mark Myers and Joshua Jandris out of Walker & Dunlop's Chicago office; and, will work closely with the investment sales team out of Portland, Oregon led by Tony Cassie. With these two teams, Gardner will be focused on originating and executing seniors housing property sales opportunities across the United States, where the Chicago and Portland teams have collectively done over $6 billion in sales.
Executive Vice President Greg Engler stated:
"We are excited to continue building out our focused seniors housing property sales team with the addition of Brett. His market expertise brings additional depth to our team and will help us to continue gaining market share in the seniors housing space."
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Gardner was Senior Vice President of Business Development at Direct Supply, which specializes in providing equipment, eCommerce, and service solutions to senior housing communities throughout the United States, including active adult, independent living, assisted living, and memory care facilities. These services include building management, design, construction, and renovation of facilities. Gardner has developed extensive relationships in all sectors of the senior housing industry over the past 15 years.
Walker & Dunlop is a leader in the multifamily property sales space and continues to expand its capabilities and reach across the United States. During 2019, the company has added 20 brokers to the team, and in the first nine months of 2019, the company's property sales volume increased by 100 percent year over year. The company is focused on growing this platform to complement its national mortgage banking footprint and has set a goal to grow its annual volume to $8 to $10 billion by the end of 2020.
SOURCE Walker & Dunlop