Walker & Dunlop grows HUD team with new hire

Steve Mentesana

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has hired Steve Mentesana as senior managing director on its FHA finance team. Based out of the company’s Dallas office, Mentesana is responsible for originating multifamily loans with a focus on the lending programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“We are thrilled to welcome Steve to the Walker & Dunlop team,” said senior vice president and FHA finance group head, Sheri Thompson. “Our strong HUD underwriting and closing capabilities will complement his exceptional experience working with all of the HUD loan offerings. Steve’s track record will be an incredible asset to our team, particularly in today’s market where HUD remains one of the most active capital sources for multifamily and healthcare properties.”

With over three decades of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Mentesana has a deep knowledge of HUD’s refinance, healthcare and construction lending products. Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mentesana served as senior managing director at Berkadia. Previously, he was president of Encore Multi-Family LLC where he was responsible for the development and acquisition of multifamily units.