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Walker & Dunlop Inc. expanded its debt brokerage team to Columbus, with the acquisition of MSF Real Estate Capital, an independent commercial real estate finance firm in Dublin. MSF services approximately $925 million of life insurance company loans, substantially all of which will be added to Walker & Dunlop’s portfolio prior to the end of the first quarter.

The addition of Managing Directors Jeffrey Morris and Chad Kiner, as well as Senior Director Scott Moore and Director A.J. Mangan, represents Walker & Dunlop’s first office in Columbus market. The team has historically originated between $700 million and $1 billion of annual financing transaction volume through a range of capital providers.

Founded in 1984, MSF has tripled the size of its full-service commercial real estate mortgage banking firm over the past decade. Collectively, the team has closed more than $10 billion in transaction volume throughout their careers. The Columbus office will comprise a 10-person team, including six staff members who provide critical support, with plans for continued expansion.

Walker & Dunlop, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the U.S., with more than 800 employees in 40 offices across the nation. Since the beginning of 2019, Walker & Dunlop has added 51 bankers and brokers to its platform.