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Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners and Ivanhoé Cambridge Increase Multifamily Preferred Equity Partnership to US$500 Million

Real Estate Denver,

Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners (WDIP) announced today that it targets to double the size of its programmatic joint venture with Ivanhoé Cambridge, the global real estate portfolio of CDPQ, to US$500 million. The partnership, initially formed in 2021, intends to make preferred equity investments in residential asset classes across the United States.

“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Ivanhoé Cambridge and provide a much-needed capital solution in the current lending environment. Over the last two years we have refined a reliable preferred equity structure and efficient underwriting process that allows us to provide certainty of execution,” said Mitch Resnick, president of WDIP. “Our product is designed to help sponsors achieve their desired leverage targets on acquisitions and refinancings while generating compelling risk adjusted cash-on-cash and total return for our programmatic joint venture.”. Ivanhoé Cambridge is a world-class institution focused on long-term partnerships, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership together.”

The joint venture will continue to make preferred equity investments in multifamily, student housing, and manufactured housing properties throughout the United States, focusing on cash-flowing assets, primarily in top 25 MSAs, with a range of three- to ten-year investment horizons. The venture will continue to address the growing need for preferred equity at an attractive cost of capital in a challenging debt capital market environment.

“Our partnership with WDIP is part of our broader strategy to increase investments within the preferred equity space in line with our sectoral convictions, providing a much-needed capital solution at an attractive risk-adjusted return profile,” said Eric Desjardins, Senior Director, Investments, U.S. Residential at Ivanhoé Cambridge. “We have built a strong portfolio with WDIP, leveraging our collective expertise in multifamily financing and investment. Looking ahead, we see solid growth opportunities for the partnership and look forward to continuing to serve as a market leader in this space.”

About Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners

Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners (WDIP) is a real estate private equity firm which manages capital on behalf of endowments, foundations, pension plans, private funds, insurance companies, family offices and high net worth individuals. WDIP invests debt and equity capital in value-added, opportunistic, distressed, and special situation transactions through a series of private funds, joint ventures and separately managed accounts. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Walker & Dunlop, one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States, WDIP has unmatched access to proprietary resources and market intelligence. This partnership offers clients unique, real-time insights into market movements, valuation, pricing, and underwriting. For more information, visit


About Ivanhoé Cambridge

Ivanhoé Cambridge is part of CDPQ, a global investment group, and works alongside strategic partners and market leading real estate funds. It holds interests in more than 1,500 buildings, primarily in the logistics, residential, office and retail sectors. As of December 31, 2023, Ivanhoé Cambridge held C$77 billion in real estate assets.

Ivanhoé Cambridge develops and invests in high-quality real estate properties, projects and companies around the world. It does so responsibly and is committed to creating living spaces that foster the well-being of people and communities, while reducing their environmental footprint.

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About Walker & Dunlop

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) is one of the largest commercial real estate finance and advisory services firms in the United States. Our ideas and capital create communities where people live, work, shop, and play. The diversity of our people, breadth of our brand and technological capabilities make us one of the most insightful and client-focused firms in the commercial real estate industry.

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