Ben Roelke, Ian Walker Join Newmark’s Student Housing Group

by Katie Sloan

Dallas — Newmark has hired Ben Roelke as executive managing director and Ian Walker as senior managing director of the firm’s student housing debt and structured finance group. 

Roelke and Walker will be based in Newmark’s Dallas office and will partner with Ryan Lang, vice chairman and head of student housing, as well as Trent Houchin, Jack Brett and Ben Harkrider. 

Roelke and Walker join Newmark from CBRE, where they most recently worked as executive vice president and vice president, respectively. In their new roles, Roelke and Walker will specialize in the placement of debt and structured finance for student housing and multifamily properties across the U.S. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Ben Roelke and Ian Walker to Newmark’s Capital Markets platform,” says Sharon Karaffa, vice chairman and co-head of production with Newmark’s Multifamily Capital Markets group.

“With an impressive track record and exceptional client service in the student housing industry, Ben and Ian offer the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to take our leading student housing platform to the next level,” she continues.

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