Keaton Merrell
Managing Director
Walker & Dunlop

With over 21 years of commercial real estate experience, Keaton Merrell, Managing Director, is responsible for nationwide loan origination and focuses on multifamily, office, retail, and industrial properties. Throughout his career, Mr. Merrell, has originated over $2.5 billion in loans and is based out of Walker & Dunlop’s Phoenix, Arizona office.
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Merrell was co-founder and principal of Legacy Capital Advisors and has been active in the Phoenix market since 1998. Mr. Merrell has focused on capital advisory services including mortgage banking, mortgage brokerage, and direct mortgage lending. Throughout his career, he has been a direct Fannie Mae DUS lender, a Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer in addition to representing numerous national life insurance companies, HUD lenders and structured finance lenders.
Mr. Merrell graduated from Arizona State University.
Beyond the Company, Mr. Merrell serves on the board of directors for the Treasure House, Sun Angel Foundation, and Three Butterflies SIDS Foundation, and is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).