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Commercial Real Estate Valuation Associate

Walker & Dunlop

Walker & Dunlop

Kansas City, KS, USA · Shawnee, KS, USA · Kansas City, MO, USA · Shawnee, KS, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024



We are Walker & Dunlop. We are one of the largest providers of capital to the commercial real estate industry, enabling real estate owners and operators to bring their visions of communities — where people live, work, shop, and play — to life. We are committed to creating meaningful social, environmental, and economic change in our communities. We believe seeking diverse talent and promoting the inclusion of all perspectives are more than moral imperatives – they are critical to our success and ability to innovate and grow.

About Apprise

Apprise delivers unprecedented property- and market-level insights, the most comprehensive multifamily data, and accesses the best technology to produce superior quality reports. Apprise is a subsidiary of Walker & Dunlop that combines industry-leading multifamily underwriting experience, data science, and analytics technology prowess. The skills of the most trusted MAI-designated valuation experts in the U.S are leveraged in a platform that is actively developing the appraisal tools of the future.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in all aspects of preparing legally-compliant appraisal reports in and around the assigned territory

  • Compile relevant macro- and micro-level market research

  • Catalog and analyze property-specific financial due-diligence materials, including income and expense statements, rent rolls, purchase and sale agreements, offering memoranda, investment proformas, development cost budgets, federal housing subsidy contracts, etc.

  • Conduct competitive market research and analyze comparable sales, rents, amenities, locations, etc.

  • Assist in development and refinement of software programs and financial models for valuation applications

  • Communicate and problem-solve daily with teammates, clients, vendors, and other stakeholders, often in combination with travel

  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree (Real Estate, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, or Business preferred)

  • Preferred 2+ years of commercial/multifamily real estate valuation, underwriting, or financial analysis experience

  • Active and good standing Appraiser Trainee license (or on track to complete)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficiency with Windows OS and Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Strong analytical skills: proven acumen in financial modeling or real estate underwriting

  • Working knowledge of commercial real estate data services preferred: REIS, CoStar, RealPage, Yardi, ESRI, etc.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; comfortable on the phone with market participants

  • Strong literary and grammatical competency; very comfortable with business-formal writing composition

  • Strong propensity to take initiative with minimal direction

  • A genuine interest in PropTech and multifamily real estate

  • Data science, statistics, or software programming experience, skills, or interest desirable

  • Ability to show ownership of your work, take on challenges and acknowledge growth opportunities, and demonstrate patience when learning new processes

  • Courtesy, respect, and thoughtfulness in teaming with colleagues and other stakeholders


What We Offer

  • The opportunity to join one of Fortune Magazine’s Great Places to Work winners from 2015-2023

  • Comprehensive benefit options* that have earned Walker & Dunlop the silver level of the 2022 Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation™, some of which include:
    Up to 83% subsidized medical payroll deductions
    - Competitive dental and vision benefits
    - 401(k) + match
    - Pre-tax transit and commuting benefits
    - A robust health and wellness program – earn cash rewards and gain access to resources that
    promote health, engagement, and balance
    - Paid maternity and parental leave, as well as other family paid leave programs
    - Company-paid life, short and long-term disability insurance
    - Health Savings Account and Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with employee resource groups organizing activities and providing a space for open communication

  • Career development opportunities

  • Empowerment and encouragement to give back – volunteer hours and donation matching

*Eligibility may vary based on average number of hours worked

EEO Statement

We are committed to equity in all steps of the recruitment and employment experience. We believe in equal access to opportunities in our workplace. We do not tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on any characteristic protected by applicable law, such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, age, disability, veteran or military status, and genetic information. We strive to be a safe place to ask questions, build professional relationships, and develop careers.

Please be wary of recruitment scams. An indication of a scam might be a request for sensitive or bank information at the time of application or emails coming from a non walkerdunlop.com email address. Please call us at 301.215.5500, if you have any concerns about information requested during or after the application process.

Fair Chance Hiring

Background checks, including any questions related to infractions, arrests, or conviction records, will not be conducted until after a conditional offer of employment has been accepted. We will consider for employment qualified applicants regardless of arrest and conviction records, in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.