The Mortgage Bankers Association announced the top commercial/multifamily mortgage originators in 2012.

Wells Fargo was the top originator for commercial mortgage-backed securities. The study looked at listings of 111 different commercial and multifamily mortgage originators.

Other key finding included KeyBank Real Estate Capital as the top originator for real estate investment trust, Mortgage REITs, and Investment Funds.

Also notable:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch was the top originator for commercial bank loans.

MetLife Real Estate Investors for life insurance companies.

Wells Fargo and Walker & Dunlop were separated by just $8 million as the top originators of loans for Fannie Mae.

CBRE Capital Markets Inc. was the top originator for Freddie Mac.

Red Mortgage Capital, LLC was the top originator for FHA/Ginnie Mae.

TIAA-CREF was the top originator for pension funds.