Research and Economics

MBA's highly regarded research and economics group provides the timely and comprehensive data and benchmarking tools you need to make a difference in short- and long-term strategic planning.

Residential Forecasts, Reports, and Surveys

MBA's industry-leading single-family research products and services include economic forecasting and analysis for all real estate finance business areas. Historical data and custom reports are also available. View residential forecastssurveys and more.

Commercial/Multifamily Forecasts, Reports, and Surveys

MBA's Commercial/Multifamily research group releases more than 20 reports per year, detailing the $3.9 trillion real estate finance industry. Look to MBA for definitive data you can you use to move your business forward. View all

Mortgage Market Update

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LockCREF Forecast
MBA's forecast of key commercial and multifamily real estate finance indicators, includes mortgage maturity volumes, mortgage bankers originations, total multifamily lending, mortgage debt outstanding and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding.

LockCREF Outlook Survey
 Each year, MBA conducts a survey of the top 60 commercial and multifamily lending firms to find out what they expect to see in the coming year. The full survey results are only available to MBA commercial/multifamily  and premier and select associate members.

Your Firm Analysis
Exclusively for MBA Members who submit quarterly MBFRF data, this service allows you to compare your company's performance to national averages. Metrics of your company data are displayed next to the aggregated data, using the same Mortgage Bankers Performance Report format and calculations. This service is free for MBA members who subscribe to our Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report.

Free-to-Member Originations Reports
Top 50 retail/broker lenders by total origination volume, home purchase origination volume and refinance origination volume.

Where from Here?
Trends in Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance Markets - 2019 

CREF- 2019

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