Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it has expanded its Capital Markets team with the addition of senior vice president, James Shiles in the New York office. In his new role, Mr. Shiles will be responsible for managing, aligning, and growing Walker & Dunlop’s Capital Markets production efforts by establishing and executing strategic priorities, the flow of information, and effective decision making. In conjunction with Susan Mello, Executive Vice President of Capital Markets, Mr. Shiles will plan and direct key administrative, financial, and operational activities.
“We are thrilled to welcome James to our team,” commented Ms. Mello. “His experience managing financial and operational performance will be integral to continuing to grow the scale and scope of our Capital Markets platform.”
“Joining Walker & Dunlop was a natural next step for me,” commented Mr. Shiles. “I look forward to using my experience in growing business units and associated revenue and applying it to support the growth of Walker & Dunlop’s business.”
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Shiles worked at Guggenheim Partners where he helped build and run a full-service commercial real estate lending platform. Before Guggenheim, he worked at Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns and Ernst & Young.
Mr. Shiles earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance from Long Island University and has taken post graduate Real Estate Finance classes at New York University.
Walker & Dunlop’s Capital Markers team has deep relationships with more than 350 capital sources across the country including banks, life insurance companies, finance companies/alternative lending sources and commercial mortgage-based securities (CMBS) conduits. In 2021, the Capital Markets team sourced over 1,300 loans totaling nearly $30 billion from non-GSA capital providers. This vast experience has made them a top adviser on all asset classes for many of the industry’s top developers, owners and operators.