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Walker & Dunlop

Walker & Dunlop

Legal
Calabasas, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Department:

Affordable Housing | Equity - Legal

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.

Department Overview

W&D Affordable Equity (formerly Alliant Capital) is a leading tax credit firm focused on tax credit syndication for the development and financing of affordable multifamily rental housing. As a syndicator of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), W&D Affordable Equity raises corporate equity and monitors the development, construction, lease-up, and permanent financing phases of its investments. With a dedicated team of experienced real estate, asset management, legal, and tax professionals, we provide the highest level of fully integrated real estate and investment support services.

The Impact You Will Have

W&D Affordable Equity is looking to add a real estate transactional attorney to its exceptional in-house legal team. We are looking for a candidate with 4-6 years of substantive experience who can assist with legal matters relating to the business deals and matters of Walker & Dunlop’s Affordable Equity and Affordable Preservation businesses, including acquisition, disposition, and financing of interest in real property, corporate and investment fund related matters. The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment, providing effective counsel, while also contributing toward the development of affordable housing. Experience with affordable housing is preferred, particularly projects financed with tax exempt bonds and/or Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.

Education and Experience

  • Real estate transactional training at a major US law firm.

  • At least 4 years of experience as a real estate transactional attorney.

  • A Bachelor’s and Jurors Doctorate degree from a top tier law school is required.

  • Excellent transactional research and writing skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to identify risks and propose alternative structures to mitigate risks.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects.

  • Excellent public presentation, strong communication skills to all levels of management and ability to work successfully in a critical team environment.

  • Knowledge and a working familiarity with Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, lending practices, title and survey review, and other real estate finance matters is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills - the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in all situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings including excellent spelling, grammar, and proofreading abilities.

  • Ability to think critically and be creative with problem-solving - the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information strategically.

  • Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization and handle sensitive and confidential situations independently or on a team.

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness.

  • Highly motivated, self-starter who is dependable, detail-oriented, and capable of working in a productive independent fashion, and function well in a team environment.

  • Strong work ethic (professionalism), initiative and pro-activeness and ability to work with minimal guidance and supervision.

  • Good judgment. The individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.

  • Planning/organizing. The individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

  • Professional, upbeat, energetic, takes initiative, dependable, takes pride in work

Base salary will be between $160,000 – $175,000 plus a discretionary bonus component.

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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:
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    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.


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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.