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BWE Expands Atlanta Office with Three New Vice Presidents

BWE, a national commercial and multifamily banking company, announced today that Alan Tapie, Thomas Wiedeman, and Brad Walker have joined the company’s Atlanta office. Tapie will serve as Executive Vice President, and Wiedeman and Walker as Senior Vice Presidents. Together, the three bring over four decades of experience in real estate finance to BWE.

“Alan, Thomas, and Brad’s deep experience in securing financing from a variety of capital sources, coupled with their extensive knowledge of the Southeastern market, make them perfect additions to our growing team. We are excited to welcome them to BWE,” said Todd Harrop, BWE’s National Director of Conventional Production. “As BWE continues to expand across the Southeast, their expertise will be an invaluable asset for both new and existing clients.”

Alan Tapie

Over his career, Tapie has developed strong relationships in the commercial real estate industry, creating tremendous value for clients and his capital partners. Involved in over $5 billion in production as a producer, Tapie provides strong expertise specifically with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD to his growing client base. In addition to permanent finance, Tapie specializes in tailored finance structures including equity placement, construction, and various products that allow clients to fill all parts of the capital stack. Prior to joining BWE, he served as Office Manager and Senior Vice President in Grandbridge Real Estate Capital’s Atlanta office and was a top 5% producer annually. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia and is a CCIM Designee.

Thomas Wiedeman

Throughout his 11-year career, Wiedeman has closed over $1.5 billion in commercial real estate loans and established strong relationships with multiple sources of capital, including life

companies, CMBS, debt funds, banks, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Before joining BWE, Wiedeman was a Vice President at Grandbridge Real Estate Capital in its Atlanta office. He earned his bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama.

Brad Walker

Since beginning his career in commercial real estate banking in 2006, Walker has been involved in the placement of more than $5 billion in debt and equity capital. He specializes in new loan originations as well as managing production deal flow through every aspect of a deal, from commitment to closing. Before joining BWE, Walker was a Vice President in Grandbridge Real Estate Capital’s Atlanta office. He is also a CCIM Designee and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Appalachian State University.

“Thomas, Brad, and I are thrilled to join BWE and help grow its business in Atlanta, the Southeast, and beyond,” said Tapie. “We look forward to working with both new and returning clients to deliver creative financing solutions that meet their needs.”

This expansion of BWE’s Atlanta office comes during an exciting period of growth and transition for the company. Despite global economic challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic, BWE has increased its base of producers by 33% over the last five years, and it recently elevated DJ Effler, who brings a strong background in loan production, to the role of CEO. BWE will continue to add talented new producers to its offices across the country throughout 2023.

BWE provides flexible financing solutions for clients covering the entire spectrum of commercial and multifamily real estate. For more information on BWE’s services, visit us at:

BWE is a national, full-service commercial and multifamily mortgage banking company. Partnering with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., BWE has production offices across the country and an integrated servicing platform based in Cleveland. With local market expertise, national lending relationships and financing structure experience, we provide clients with competitive, creative solutions for their financing needs. BWE provides loans for a range of institutional investors including life insurance companies, pension funds, commercial banks and CMBS lenders and is a Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS®) lender, Freddie Mac Optigo™ seller/servicer for Conventional and Targeted Affordable Housing Loans, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) approved Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Section 538 Rural Development lender.




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