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Volume 16 | Issue 34 | Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Lede


MBA: Commercial/Multifamily Originations Up in Second Quarter, on Pace With Year Ago

Second-quarter commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations came in 4 percent higher from a year ago and 32 percent higher than the first quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported.


Top National News

Q2 Commercial and Multifamily Originations Up

National Mortgage Professional, Aug. 21, 2018--Phil Hall
Commercial and multifamily mortgage originations during the second quarter were up by 4 percent higher from a year ago and were up 32 percent from the first quarter, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Inside the Scandal that Could Explode Multifamily Real Estate

HousingWire, Aug. 17, 2018--Ben Lane
Everything is going swimmingly in multifamily real estate these days, right? Rents keep rising, construction is still chugging along, deals are being made, and delinquencies are still at historic lows. So everything's good, right? Maybe not.

Commercial Mortgages: Combination of Good Fundamentals, Low Interest Rates and Excessive Capital Has Owners Taking It Easy

Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, Aug. 20, 2018--Andrew Little
Different parts of the economy are conspiring to enable strong commercial real estate property fundamentals and happy landlords. Steady, increasing demand and supply constraints create good fundamentals in real estate as landlords can charge more for their units, buildings, rooms or spaces.

Lenders Continue to Fight for Market Share with Multifamily Deals

National Real Estate Investor, Aug. 21, 2018--Bendix Anderson
Multifamily investors are still able to get low interest rates on permanent loans as different lender groups continue to compete for market share.

News and Trends

MBANow: CREF Corner Office Conversation with Shekar Narasimhan, CMB

The Mortgage Bankers Association released a new MBANow video featuring a CREF Corner Office conversation with Shekar Narasimhan, CMB, Managing Partner with Beekman Advisors.

CREF Highlights

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

HUD Aims to Boost Landlord Acceptance of Housing Vouchers

HUD on Monday announced a plan to encourage more apartment owners to participate in its Housing Choice Voucher program.

Hotel Sector Forecast Lifted for 2018, 2019

The U.S. hotel sector is likely to continue its strong performance through 2019, according to a report from STR and Tourism Economics.

Reports Cite 'Healthy' Pace for CRE Investment, Led by Large Deals

While rising interest rates and the continued low-yield environment still weigh on investors, more high-quality opportunities and more very large deals kept capital flowing in first half 2018, JLL and Real Capital Analytics said.

Commercial/Multifamily Briefs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, Washington, D.C., announced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will conclude their single-family rental pilot programs.

People in the News

Camps Appointed President of Love Funding

Jonathan Camps has been appointed President of Love Funding, a subsidiary of Midland States Bank.

Dealmaker of the Week

HFF Closes $503M Refinancing for Three Hotels

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, Houston, closed a $503 million refinancing for three hotels totaling 1,049 rooms in New York, Miami and Washington, D.C.

MBA News

MBA Commercial/Multifamily Marketing Officer Roundtable in Washington Oct 3-4

MBA business peer roundtables bring together professionals from commercial and multifamily real estate finance firms.

MBA Member Advantage Program Adds New Partners

Your MBA membership entitles you to discounts on services such as office supplies, car rental, shipping, employee benefit services and more though our affinity program: MBA Member Advantage.

About MBA Newslink

President and CEO: Robert Broeksmit, CMB

Publisher: Marcia Davies, Chief Operating Officer

Vice President of Public Affairs: John Mechem

Editor: Mike Sorohan 202/557-2855 

Editorial Director: Michael Tucker 202/557-2851 

Senior Editorial/Advertising Specialist: Lesley Hall 202/557-2856

Advertising Opportunities: Bill Farmakis 203/834-8832

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