MBA Releases 2019 Rankings of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Firms’ Origination Volumes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2020) - 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 2019:

  • JLL
  • Wells Fargo
  • Eastdil Secured
  • CBRE
  • JP Morgan Chase & Company
  • Meridian Capital Group
  • KeyBank
  • Bank of America
  • Newmark Knight Frank
  • Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.

MBA's Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Firms - Annual Origination Volumes report is the only one of its kind to present a comprehensive set of listings of 140 different commercial/multifamily mortgage originators, their 2019 volumes and the different roles they play. The report presents origination volumes in more than 140 categories, including by role, investor group, property type, financing structure type, and by the location of the originating office. By dollar volume, the top five originators for third parties in 2019 were:

  • JLL
  • Eastdil Secured
  • CBRE
  • Meridian Capital Group
  • KeyBank

The top five lenders in 2019 were:

  • Wells Fargo
  • JP Morgan Chase & Company
  • KeyBank
  • Bank of America
  • Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc

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

  • JP Morgan Chase & Company, Eastdil Secured, Citigroup Global Markets, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., and Goldman Sachs were the top originators for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).
  • Wells Fargo, KeyBank, JP Morgan Chase & Company, JLL, and Bank of America were the top originators for commercial bank loans.
  • JLL, MetLife Investment Management, PGIM Real Estate Finance, Newmark Knight Frank, and Eastdil Secured were the top originators for life insurance companies.
  • Walker & Dunlop, CBRE, Wells Fargo, Berkadia, and Greystone were the top originators for Fannie Mae.
  • CBRE, Berkadia, JLL, Newmark Knight Frank, and Walker & Dunlop were the top originators for Freddie Mac.
  • Orix Real Estate Capital, LLC, Greystone, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC, Berkadia, and Walker & Dunlop were the top originators for FHA/Ginnie Mae.
  • Nuveen Real Estate, Newmark Knight Frank, JLL, CBRE, and Principal Real Estate Investors were the top originators for pension funds.
  • Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation, Meridian Capital Group, Wells Fargo, Walker & Dunlop, and Eastern Union credit companies.
  • JLL, Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc., Eastdil Secured, Cushman & Wakefield, and Mesa West Capital, LLC were the top originators for REITS, Mortgage REITS, and Investment Funds.
  • JLL, Greystone, Meridian Capital Group, Argentic, and Walker & Dunlop were the top originators for specialty finance.
  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., JLL, CBRE, Walker & Dunlop, and Newmark Knight Frank were the top originators for the "other investors" category.

The report is available for purchase through MBA's Online Store at: https://www.mba.org/news-research-and-resources/research-and-economics/commercial/-multifamily-research/annual-originations-rankings. Members of the press may request tables from the report by emailing Adam DeSanctis at adesanctis@mba.org.