Walker & Dunlop Expands Investment Sales Platform to California

LOS ANGELES — Commercial real estate and financial services firm Walker & Dunlop Inc. has expanded its multifamily investment sales platform to the West Coast with the addition of Javier Rivera, a senior vice president based in Los Angeles.

Rivera was previously an executive vice president in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets Group, responsible for building the company’s multifamily investment sales and finance business in Southern California. Prior to that, he was director of acquisitions and development manager with The Ratkovich Company, where he gained experience in real estate development, acquisitions and dispositions, contract negotiations, residential entitlements, and feasibility/valuation analysis.

Before entering the commercial real estate industry, Rivera served in the United States Navy where he was a naval flight officer, accruing over 1,000 flight hours and 300 carrier landings.