Commercial Multifamily Research Market Intelligence Blog

December 7, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell, Reggie Booker
How do CMBS delinquency rates really compare?

In the commercial and multifamily mortgage markets, different capital sources track delinquency rates in different ways, and for a host of good reasons.

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Topics:
Depinquencies
CMBS
Mortgage Debt Outstanding
November 9, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell, Reggie Booker
MBA commercial/multifamily real estate finance forecast predicts...

Three times each year, MBA publishes its best thinking about how the next two years will shape up for commercial and multifamily real estate finance (CREF) markets.

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Topics:
Forecast
Originations
Mortgage Debt Outstanding
November 2, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell, Reggie Booker
The multifamily mortgage market is large and diverse...

The multifamily mortgage market is large and diverse, with 2,554 lenders making 44,623 loans totaling a record $285 billion in 2017.

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Topics:
Multifamily
Originations
October 5, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell, Reggie Booker
"Non-traditional" lenders pick up the pace during H1 2018

The role of "Non-traditional" lenders continues to grow within the commercial real estate finance market.

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Topics:
Originations
Debt Funds
October 1, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell; Reggie Booker
Strong economy flows through to CRE in Q2

The US economy showed solid strength during the second quarter, and that strength continues to flow through to demand for commercial real estate.  

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Topics:
Data Book
September 5, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell, Reggie Booker
It is hard to overstate how low CRE delinquency rates are

It is hard to overstate how low commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates are today.

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Topics:
Delinquencies; Debt Outstanding
August 31, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell and Reggie Booker
Video

With the unemployment rate at 3.9 percent and more unfilled jobs than there are unemployed, MBA's Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Careers effort is working to bring more -- and more diverse - candidates to the $3 trillion commercial real estate finance industry.

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Topics:
CREF Careers
August 24, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell
First half originations at near record pace

Commercial and multifamily mortgage borrowing and lending have started 2018 at the second fastest pace on record, with first-half 2018 originations lower only than those of the first half of 2007.

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Topics:
Chart of the Week
Originations
July 27, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell
A view into CRE debt fund activity

The role of "non-traditional" lenders in commercial real estate finance increased significantly in 2017, but there is far more discussion about this than there is actual data.

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Topics:
Chart of the Week
Debt Funds
June 29, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell; Reggie Booker
Strong Q1 driven by multifamily and industrial

Borrowing and lending backed by commercial real estate is starting 2018 at roughly the same pace at which it started 2017. The property types drawing the most attention of late continued to follow different paths, with retail originations declining while multifamily and industrial increased. It was the strongest first quarter on record for originations of loans for life insurance companies and the GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Topics:
Data Book
June 29, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell
Fastest Q1 mortgage debt growth since the Great Recession

During the first three months of 2018, commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased more than during any other first quarter since before the Great
Recession.

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Topics:
Chart of the Week
Debt Oustanding
May 24, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell
GSE multifamily activity, as measured by MBA and the GSEs

MBA's commercial/multifamily mortgage bankers origination index reported an 8 percent increase in the dollar volume of loans closed for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018. According to the GSEs' 10‐Qs, their multifamily business activity declined 19 percent over that period.

Who's wrong? In this case, nobody.

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Topics:
Chart of the Week
GSEs
May 3, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell

Today, MBA released out most recent Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance (CREF) Forecast. Lending terms remain extremely attractive, and we anticipate another strong year in 2018, although perhaps not quite as strong as 2017.

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Topics:
CREF Forecast
April 27, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell and Reggie Booker
Annual Originations by Property Type

Loans backed by multifamily apartment buildings have contributed an increasing share of mortgage bankers' commercial and multifamily mortgage originations in recent years.

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Topics:
Chart of the Week
Originations
April 17, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell
Video

Topics:
CREF Outlook
MBANow