Walker & Dunlop has expanded its footprint in Ohio with the addition of Andrew DiBlasi as managing director.

In a statement, Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales (WDIS) said that DiBlasi will be focused on the origination and execution of multifamily property sales, with a focus in Central Ohio.

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Prior to joining WDIS, DiBlasi was vice president of investment sales and marketing at DRK & Company, where he oversaw the firm’s investment sales brokerage team.

“I have been following WDIS’s impressive platform growth throughout the US for years, so I am excited to join the team,” said DiBlasi. “Walker & Dunlop already has an extremely strong debt financing presence in Columbus and throughout Ohio [and] I see this as an outstanding opportunity to build upon my existing client connections and to maximize the strong relationships Walker & Dunlop already has on the loan origination side. I look forward to building our presence and aggressively growing our market share here and in neighboring Midwest markets.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Andy to the WDIS team,” said Kris Mikkelsen, executive vice president at WDIS. “Columbus is a fundamental addition to our program as we continue building out our property sales platform to partner with our debt financing capabilities. Andy’s expertise and extensive client relationships in the area will deepen our capabilities in the Midwest and will be an important contributor to our growth over the next several years.”