Commercial Multifamily Research Market Intelligence Blog

February 15, 2019
By Reggie Booker, Jamie Woodwell
Loan Maturities Over Time

Prepayment of GSE and life company loans, and originations of debt fund and CMBS loans, balance out 2019 loan maturities.

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Topics:
Maturities
GSE debt funds
January 25, 2019
By Reggie Booker, Jamie Woodwell
CMBS Issuance and Spreads

Commercial mortage-backed securities (CMBS) issuance is tied closely to spreads, giving a sense of how 2019 is likely to shape up.

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Topics:
CMBS
Issuance
Spreads
December 24, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell; Reggie Booker
CRE Markets Stable in Q3

Commercial real estate fundamentals and finance markets were largely stable during the third quarter.

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Topics:
Data Book
December 21, 2018
By Jamie Woodwell
Household Change, Income, Tenure and Cost Burden

Numbers from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies tell an important story about affordability, and also about how households and the housing market interacted before, during and after the Great Recession.

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Topics:
Households
Affordability
Owner
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:
Delinquencies
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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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