After acquiring multi-family loans at a record-breaking pace over the first seven months of the year, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have sharply pulled back in recent weeks, opening lending opportunities for others, including CMBS lenders, according to Commercial Mortgage Alert (CMA).CMA notes that … [Read more...] about 9.4.19: CMBS Conduit Loans Filling Fannie/Freddie Gap for Multifamily
Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $573.9 billion of loans in 2018, according to MBA's 2018 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume Summation. Solid fundamentals, growing property values, low interest rates and strong appetites from both … [Read more...] about 4.4.19: Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Close a Record $573.9 Billion of Loans in 2018!
The first quarter of 2016 was something of a dud for commercial and multifamily originations, according to new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The MBA “Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations” found originations for this sector fell 38% from the … [Read more...] about 4.26.16: Commercial and Multifamily Originations Flatline in the First Quarter
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has set a cap of $30 billion each in multifamily loan purchases for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for 2015. With both agencies off to a great start through the first quarter of 2015, the government-sponsored agencies could reach their respective caps well … [Read more...] about 4.17.15: Will Fannie/Freddie Multifamily Loan Limits Create Opportunity for CMBS
With Fannie Mae’s recent 10-basis-point increase in fees it charges lenders to guarantee loans and the continued decline in CMBS conduit rates, the rate gap between the two multifamily products is diminishing, particularly for smaller balance (under $10 million) loans on “B” quality multifamily … [Read more...] about 5.22.13: Fannie Mae and Conduit Rates Converging for Multifamily
Washington, DC (July 31, 2012) – Commercial/multifamily mortgage origination volumes during the second quarter of 2012 were up 25% from second-quarter 2011 levels and up 39% from the first quarter of 2012, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of … [Read more...] about 8.1.12: Second-Quarter Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Originations Up 25% from a Year Ago
Freddie Mac plans to accelerate its program to purchase loans backed by apartment buildings, increasing the availability of financing for landlords and helping bolster the multifamily real-estate market. Freddie Mac, the U.S. government-backed mortgage-finance giant, will likely fund more than $16 … [Read more...] about 9.6.11: Freddie MAC to Step Up Multifamily Loans
FHA multifamily lenders expressed concern after listening to HUD's proposed guidelines to tighten its underwriting. At the Mortgage Bankers Association's Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo, Carol Galante, deputy assistant secretary for multifamily housing at … [Read more...] about 2.1.10: FHA Changes to Multifamily Underwriting Draw Industry Concern