W. G. Dunkum III
Senior Vice President | Production


Based in the company’s Houston office, W. G. “Gary” Dunkum is a senior vice president with Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC. Grandbridge acquired Live Oak Capital, Ltd., in December of 2008, where Mr. Dunkum served as a principal. Mr. Dunkum founded and operated Live Oak Capital’s predecessor, The Dunkum Mortgage Group (DMG), for 11 years.

Prior to DMG's formation, Mr. Dunkum directed the Houston office of Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Finance Services as vice president and manager. Before joining Coldwell Banker, Mr. Dunkum worked for American National Insurance Company as regional manager for mortgage lending.

Mr. Dunkum was employed by Jefferson-Standard Life Insurance Company (now Jefferson-Pilot Financial) prior to American National, where he served as the Houston-based district supervisor of mortgage lending in South Texas, for five years.

He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in both finance and real estate and earned his M.B.A. Mr. Dunkum is a licensed Texas real estate broker and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute, specializing in life insurance investments.

Mr. Dunkum has served as a panelist, featured speaker and/or instructor at meetings including: Mortgage Bankers Association; Texas Mortgage Bankers Association; Association of Women in Commercial Real Estate; Young Mortgage Bankers Association; and Texas A&M University.

A lifelong resident of Texas, Mr. Dunkum has been active in the Houston commercial real estate finance industry since 1973

Mr. Dunkum may be reached at 713.993.1331 or by email at gdunkum@grandbridge.com.