CREF Highlights

Tucker, Michael

February 23, 2017

Commercial and multifamily developments and activities relevant to your business and our industry.

Launches Enhanced CREF Resources on MBA Website
MBA launched the updated MBA Commercial Real Estate Finance webpage on The new webpage offers several new features including easier navigation, links to CREF-related correspondence, information about MBA events and resources, ways to engage with commercial/multifamily councils, peer groups and roundtables, and education and research resources.  

For more information contact Rachel Raeder at

MBA Launches M-Team Member Engagement Initiative

In the latest MBANow video, MBA Senior Vice President for Strategy and Member Services Peter Grace discussed MBA's M-Team initiative to enhance member engagement and offer MBA members a conduit to connect with the MBA resources, events, products, and in-house experts.

As part of the initiative, MBA members can access MBA resources through an online portal and a new Member Value Statement details how companies took advantage of MBA membership.

For more information, contact

Washington Update
The Senate continued to work through President Trump's cabinet nominees, narrowly confirming Steven Mnuchin and Mick Mulvaney to lead the Treasury Department and White House Budget Office respectively. Both are expected to play leading roles on tax reform, housing finance, and financial regulatory relief in the months ahead.

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen testified twice on Capitol Hill this week, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia agreed to reconsider PHH Corp. v. CFPB, a critical case that will determine the constitutionality of the CFPB, in May.

Learn More about MBA's Opens Doors Foundation
Since its inception, the MBA Opens Doors Foundation has provided financial relief to families like Daniel's with an assistance grant, allowing the family to spend precious time with Daniel in the hospital, who has had a kidney disease since birth.

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