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  • Freddie Mac just had its biggest year ever in multifamily

    Multifamily support hits all-time high
    We already knew that Freddie Mac set an all-time record for multifamily security issuance in 2018, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that 2018 was the government-sponsored enterprise’s best overall year ever in multifamily. Here are more details about how the GSE got there.
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  • Survey: Most multifamily mortgage originators expect another record year in 2019

    MBA survey shows originators see more sunshine in the future
    The most recent data from the MBA showed that commercial and multifamily lending hit an all-time high in 2017, and the MBA’s latest forecast suggested that 2018 would likely be another record year for commercial and multifamily lending. And a newly released survey of commercial and multifamily originators shows that most firms expect to see that trend continue in 2019.
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  • Commercial real estate insider: Investors need to broaden their minds about funding sources

    The most important debt products you may not know about
    [Expert commentary] When it comes to debt, everyone seems to be eating from the same basic food groups. Banks, commercial mortgage-backed securities and big balance sheets dominate the market. If you're a multifamily investor, there’s also Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But most folks are really missing the most important and liquid debt products out there.
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  • Real estate crowdfunding startup RealtyShares hits hard times, halts new investments

    Company unable to secure new operating capital to continue growth
    Everything was going swimmingly for RealtyShares just over a year ago. The real estate crowdfunding startup had just purchased one of its biggest rivals, Acquire Real Estate, and had plans to grow its investment in commercial and multifamily real estate. But now, RealtyShares has fallen on hard times and will be laying off much of its staff and stop accepting new investments on its platform.
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  • Multifamily lending on track to break records again in 2018

    MBA projects commercial and multifamily originations will set new record
    As the Mortgage Bankers Association reported recently, multifamily lending hit a record high last year…and things are looking even better this year. The MBA released a brief updated forecast this week, which states that multifamily lending is on track to set another record in 2018.
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  • Freddie Mac names Deborah Jenkins head of multifamily

    Was originally set to take over on Jan. 1, 2019
    Deborah Jenkins is now officially running Freddie Mac’s multifamily business, two months ahead of schedule. Jenkins, who previously served as Freddie Mac’s senior vice president of multifamily underwriting and credit, was promoted to executive vice president and head of the GSE’s multifamily operations back in September. Jenkins was originally set to take over those roles on Jan. 1, 2019, but the GSE announced Monday that Jenkins is assuming the roles immediately.
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  • Walker & Dunlop grows lending arm by acquiring iCap Realty Advisors

    Atlanta mortgage banking firm joins Walker & Dunlop
    Already one of the nation’s largest commercial and multifamily financiers, Walker & Dunlop has its sights on more. To that end, the company announced this week that it acquired iCap Realty Advisors, a mortgage banking firm based in Atlanta, Georgia that provides debt placement solutions for all commercial real estate asset classes.
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  • Freddie Mac continues growing multifamily business in third quarter

    Originations increase slightly in third quarter
    The multifamily gravy train kept rolling for Freddie Mac in the third quarter, with the government-sponsored enterprise continuing to increase its originations and overall portfolio. Freddie Mac reported Wednesday that its third-quarter multifamily originations increased by 2% over last year to $47 billion. Additionally, Freddie’s multifamily guarantee portfolio increased 3% from the prior quarter to $226 billion.
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