Nov 7, 2018

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents iCap Realty Advisors in Acquisition by Walker & Dunlop

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ATLANTA (November 7, 2018) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to Alliance Realty Advisors, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate mortgage banking firm doing business as iCap Realty Advisors (iCap), in the acquisition of substantially all of its assets by Walker & Dunlop, LLC, one of United States’ largest commercial real estate services and finance companies.

As a part of Walker & Dunlop’s Capital Markets group, the iCap team will benefit from a national platform, extensive client and lender base and direct agency access. The acquisition of an Atlanta-based mortgage banking firm expands Walker & Dunlop’s capital markets’ presence in the southeast.

The SGR legal team included Partner John Ethridge, Jr. and Associate Jonathan Hurt in the Atlanta Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

About iCap Realty Advisors
Prior to the acquisition, iCap was a privately owned, full-service commercial real estate mortgage banking company offering both origination and loan servicing capabilities. iCap serves its customers with innovative capital solutions for proposed construction, permanent loans, equity investment, and structured finance. Founded in 1997 as Alliance Realty Advisors, the firm began doing business as iCap Realty Advisors in 2000 when it joined 10 other similar mortgage banking firms to form a national platform. Core values include hard work, integrity and developing long-lasting relationships with its clients.

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s more than 220 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.