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Volume 17 | Issue 15 | Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Lede


Mortgage Bankers' 2018 Commercial/Multifamily Originations Rise to Record $573.9 Billion

Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $573.9 billion in loans in 2018, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's 2018 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume Summation.


Top National News

Podcast--How Lenders View The Current Market With Jamie Woodwell

Real Crowd, Apr. 4, 2019--Tyler Stewart
Jamie Woodwell, Vice President of Research and Economics with the Mortgage Bankers Association, discuss recent research on how lenders view the current market.

Institutional Investors Slow Down Purchases of SFR Assets

National Real Estate Investor, Apr. 8, 2019--Bendix Anderson
With high prices making it difficult to reach attractive yields, the biggest single-family rental investors are still waiting for the right opportunity to grow their businesses.

CMBS Delinquencies Rise as Late Payments on Retail Properties Increase

National Mortgage News, Apr. 8, 2019--Brad Finkelstein (subscription)
The commercial mortgage-backed securities delinquency rate increased for the first time since October, led by a 31-basis-point rise in late payments for loans secured by retail properties, Fitch Ratings said.

Dealmaker of the Week

Arbor Funds $77M in Fannie Mae Multifamily Loans

Arbor Realty Trust, Uniondale, N.Y., funded two Fannie Mae multifamily loans totaling $76.5 million.

News and Trends

mPower Moments: Byron Boston and Brian Stoffers, CMB, on Closing Gender Gap

In the latest episode of mPower Moments, mPower Founder Marcia M. Davies sits down with MBA Chairman-Elect Brian Stoffers, CMB; and Byron Boston, President, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Dynex Capital, on on the importance of closing the gender gap in the real estate finance industry and providing a clear path for women to advance in their careers.

MBA Chart of the Week: Top 10 Commercial/Multifamily Originators in 2018

MBA recently released its annual 2018 Rankings of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Firms' Origination Volumes. Last year was another strong year for lending and borrowing.

CREF Highlights

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

Apartment Rents Grow Despite 'Aggressive' Deliveries

U.S. apartment rents climbed 3.2 percent on an annual basis in the first quarter despite "aggressive" new deliveries, reported RealPage, Richardson, Texas.

CMBS Delinquency Rate Increases For a Change

The commercial mortgage-backed securities delinquency rate did something rarely seen recently: it increased.

1Q Single-Tenant Net Lease Cap Rates Diverge

Single-tenant net lease cap rates diverged by sector in the first quarter, reported Boulder Group, Northbrook, Ill.

Tech Sector Dominates Office Leasing

The technology sector cemented its position as a major office market driver in 2018, said Cushman & Wakefield, New York.

4Q Apartment Investment Index Falls as Interest Rates Rise

The apartment market investment environment deteriorated in late 2018 after stabilizing in the third quarter, Freddie Mac Multifamily reported Monday.

Commercial/Multifamily Briefs

Real estate investor and developer Lightstone, New York, launched a new platform to purchase telecommunications and technology real estate assets with a $300 million initial allocation.

People in the News

Berman to Lead M&T Realty Capital Corp.

M&T Bank, Baltimore, named Michael Berman President and CEO of M&T Realty Capital Corp.

MBA News

MBA Commercial/Multifamily Servicing/Technology Conference in Los Angeles May 14-17

The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference takes place May 14-17 at L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles.

CREF Market Intelligence Symposium in New York July 10-11

The Mortgage Bankers Association CREF Market Intelligence Symposium cuts through the clutter to provide hard facts about the state of commercial real estate markets--what we do and don't know.

About MBA Newslink

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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

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