Walker & Dunlop hired Douglas Taylor as senior vice president in its multifamily finance unit.

Taylor will be based in Walker & Dunlop's Irvine, California office and focus on multifamily loan originations using Fannie MaeFreddie Mac and Department of Housing and Urban Development financing.

Before Walker & Dunlop, the new hire was a director and senior loan officer at Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage where he originated multifamily and other commercial loans nationwide. H

Taylor started his career focusing on multifamily property management.

"We are extremely pleased to have Doug on our team. Doug's exceptional industry reputation is exemplified by originating over $2.5 billion in commercial loans over the past 24 years and being the number one originator of multifamily loans at his previous employer in 2010," said Howard Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer at the firm. "Doug will lead our origination efforts in Los Angeles, the country’s second largest multifamily market, complementing Walker & Dunlop’s already significant Northern California market presence."

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