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Sheri Thompson


Walker & Dunlop

Oversees all aspects of Walker & Dunlop’s multifamily and healthcare lending through HUD

Has worked to help reshape the company’s approach to diversity & inclusion

Founding board member, Real Estate Network Empowering Women

Sheri Thompson is EVP and FHA finance group head at Walker & Dunlop, based in the company’s Bethesda, MD headquarters. She oversees all aspects of one of the nation’s top 5 (2020) multifamily lending through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  

With more than 25 years of experience working within the commercial mortgage banking industry, Thompson is well known for her deep insight, values, integrity, and creativity. She keeps both the finer details and broader picture in focus when working on complex transactions and always invites perspectives other than her own.  

As a leader, Thompson is described as collaborative and open, and strengthens her team daily through openness and trust. She is a role model and mentor to many and is actively involved in industry affinity groups for women in CRE, military families, and affordable housing. Colleagues say Thompson is passionate about building meaningful relationships and supporting others, which differentiates her and is making a lasting impact on everyone she interacts with. 

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Thompson as one of the Washington, DC 2021 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others. 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).