2022 Finance Leader: Susan Mello


As senior vice president and group head of capital markets for Walker & Dunlop, Susan Mello oversees more than 200 employees and all aspects of the company’s capital markets platform, which structures debt and equity transactions across all property sectors and through a wide range of capital sources. Mello’s insightful leadership is key to the strong performance and sustained growth of the capital markets platform at Walker & Dunlop. Mello also serves as a leader on the internal women’s resource group, WoWD and brings more than 28 years of experience in real estate investments and joint ventures.

In June 2021, Mello was recruited to continue expanding the company’s growth and achieve the ambitious goal of originating $65 billion of annual debt financing volume by 2025. She was also responsible for closing more than $27 billion of transaction volume in the same year. As one of the few female leaders to lead a national capital markets platform, Mello is known for her mentorship and growth-oriented mindset.


Susan Mello


Senior Vice President and Group Head of Capital Markets

Company Name:

Walker & Dunlop

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