MBA Releases 2017 Rankings of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Firms’ Origination Volumes

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WASHINGTON D.C. (March 27, 2018) - According to a set of commercial/multifamily real estate finance league tables prepared by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the following firms were the top commercial/multifamily mortgage originators in 2017:

  • HFF
  • Wells Fargo
  • PNC Real Estate
  • Eastdil Secured
  • JP Morgan Chase & Company
  • CBRE Capital Markets, Inc.
  • Key Bank
  • Capital One Financial Corp.
  • Meridian Capital Group
  • Walker & Dunlop. 

The MBA study is the only one of its kind to present a comprehensive set of listings of 131 different commercial/multifamily mortgage originators, their 2017 volumes and the different roles they play.  The MBA report, Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Firms - Annual Origination Volumes, presents origination volumes in more than 140 categories, including by role, by investor group, by property type, by financing structure type, and by the location of the originating office. 

By dollar volume, the top five originators for third parties in 2017 were:

  • HFF
  • Eastdil Secured
  • CBRE Capital Markets, Inc.
  • PNC Real Estate
  • Meridian Capital Group.

The top five lenders in 2017 were:

  • Wells Fargo
  • JP Morgan Chase & Company
  • Key Bank
  • Capital One Financial Corp.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Ten different companies were at the top of the 11 lists reporting total originations by investor groups:

  • Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., JP Morgan Chase & Company, and Eastdil Secured were the top originators for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) 
  • PNC Real Estate, JP Morgan Chase & Company, and Key Bank were the top originators for commercial bank loans
  • HFF, MetLife Investment Management, and PGIM Real Estate Finance were the top originators for life insurance companies
  • Walker & Dunlop, Berkadia, and Wells Fargo were the top originators for Fannie Mae
  • CBRE Capital Markets, Inc., Walker & Dunlop, and Berkadia were the top originators for Freddie Mac
  • Greystone, Red Mortgage Capital, LLC, and Berkadia were the top originators for FHA/Ginnie Mae
  • TH Real Estate, CBRE Capital Markets, Inc., and HFF were the top originators for pension funds
  • HFF, CBRE Capital Markets, Inc., and Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation were the top originators for credit companies
  • Eastdil Secured, Capital One Financial Corp., and Meridian Capital Group were the top originators for REITS, Mortgage REITS, and Investment Funds
  • JLL, PCCP, and Walker & Dunlop were the top originators for specialty finance;
  • Wells Fargo, HFF, and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. were the top originators for the "other investors" category

The report is available for purchase through MBA's Online Store here.   Members of the press may request tables from the report by emailing Ali Ahmad at aahmad@mba.org.