Walker & Dunlop acquires real estate advisory firm in New York City

Walker & Dunlop acquires real estate advisory firm in New York City

Commercial real estate finance company Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has acquired Beler Advisory Group, an independent real estate advisory firm based in New York City.

The Beler Advisory Group is a boutique, real estate advisory firm with a national reach, offering commercial real estate debt solutions, including joint venture equity placement and structured finance. Established in fall 2019, Beler Advisory Group is independently owned and operated by Mo Beler, a 15-year industry veteran with over $6 billion of multi-sector and multi-risk investing and advisory experience across the capital stack. 

The firm’s key principal, Mo Beler, joins Walker & Dunlop as Senior Managing Director of the New York City Capital Markets Debt and Equity Team.

Mo Beler will focus on sourcing and structuring equity capital transactions and debt financing for all commercial real estate asset classes nationally, as well as expanding Walker & Dunlop’s client base and capital markets capabilities. 

Prior to founding Beler Advisory Group, Mo served as a Vice Chairman within JLL Capital Markets. While at JLL, Mo was directly involved in commercial transactions totaling more than $2 billion. Before joining JLL, Mo was Principal and Head of investments at Innovo Property Group, and earlier served as a vice president within Rockwood Capital’s acquisition group. 

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“We are thrilled to welcome Mo to Walker & Dunlop,” commented Chairman and CEO Willy Walker. “Mo has been consistently recognized as a leader in the debt and equity advisory space, and his addition will further strengthen our New York Capital Markets presence. This acquisition will immediately benefit Walker & Dunlop through Beler Advisory’s deep client relationships, strong deal flow, and long-standing partnership with our New York City Capital Markets Debt and Equity Team.”

Mr. Beler stated, “I am looking forward to being united with my past partners, which in conjunction with the industry-leading capabilities of Walker and Dunlop, creates extraordinary synergy resulting in a very powerful combination for our clients.”