Sheri Thompson, Senior Vice President, Walker & Dunlop
Based out of Bethesda, Maryland, Senior Vice President and FHA Finance Group Head Sheri Thompson oversees all aspects of Walker & Dunlop’s multifamily and healthcare lending through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Ms. Thompson brings over 25 years of industry experience to the company and has been involved in the credit and origination of $9 billion in transactions over the past 36 months. Throughout her career, she has specialized in housing and healthcare finance and has a deep knowledge and understanding of Agency programs.
Ms. Thompson initially joined Green Park Financial, which now operates as Walker & Dunlop, as an underwriter in 1994. She then joined Red Capital Group as Chief Underwriter and Head of At-Risk Credit, working on both Agency and FHA transactions. Prior to her return to Walker & Dunlop, Ms. Thompson most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of PGIM Real Estate Finance’s Agency Lending Group where she had direct oversight and accountability for day-to-day operations of the group, including trading activities, deal management, and underwriting and closing processes.
Ms. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Thompson is involved in several industry organizations, serving as a board member of the Real Estate Network Empowering Women (RENEW), a facilitator for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and she is a member of ULI’s Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI). Beyond the company, she is a senior volunteer advisor at the U.S. Army Reserve, and mentor at Mentors, Inc. as well as a board member at the Code of Support Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves U.S. Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.
Sheri has been an Army Reserve spouse for the past 20 years. Her husband, Tracy, recently retired from the United States Army Reserve after serving for 37 years. Sheri and Tracy have two children; Jake is attending the University of Georgia where he is following in his father’s footsteps and is in the ARMY ROTC program and plans to serve post-graduation. Sarah attends Wake Forest University.