Since joining Patterson in the summer of 2013, Margaret has been directly involved in the closing of nearly 50 transactions encompassing over $1.5 billion of debt and equity placement in markets throughout the Southeast.  Margaret relies on her accumulated experience to serve in a senior role on a deal team where she oversees analytical production and interfaces with capital and clients.  Other primary responsibilities include managing and training the analyst team, as well as serving as the primary support for Patterson’s Nashville office. 


Prior to joining Patterson, Margaret was an intern at Walker & Dunlop, a premier commercial real estate finance group based in Bethesda, Maryland. At Walker & Dunlop, Margaret was responsible for monitoring the loans in the entire Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae portfolios for compliance with market requirements and with the company’s standards. Through Walker & Dunlop’s intern program, she was also exposed to many aspects of the commercial real estate lending industry through weekly training sessions on various departments including capital markets, asset management, underwriting, servicing and closing.


Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Economics and Spanish – Washington and Lee University


ULI Atlanta
Licensed Georgia Real Estate Salesperson


Margaret is originally from Raleigh, NC. She and her husband, John, recently moved to Nashville after spending several years in both Baltimore and Atlanta.  Margaret loves spending time with her family, cooking, and running.  She recently completed her third marathon.

Margaret Wells
Associate Director