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  • Calabria to Senate: Don’t expect any changes to GSE multifamily business

    FHFA director nominee says GSEs’ multifamily business is healthy
    While Mark Calabria could very well enact some significant changes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if he’s approved to serve as the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Calabria told a Senate panel this week that there likely won’t be any changes to the way that Fannie and Freddie operate in the multifamily space.
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  • Fannie Mae grew its multifamily portfolio by nearly $30 billion in 2018

    GSE made $2.2 billion off multifamily last year
    Unlike its GSE counterpart, Fannie Mae had a great year in multifamily in both production and its bottom line. Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac grew their multifamily portfolios by sizable margins in 2018, but Freddie Mac saw its net income from multifamily fall by $700 million. Fannie Mae, on the other hand, saw its net income from multifamily rise by approximately $1.3 billion.
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  • Multifamily mortgage originations jumped 32% in the fourth quarter

    Multifamily lending ends the year up from 2017
    Recently, the Mortgage Bankers Association predicted that multifamily lending was on track to set another record in 2018. And now that 2018 is over, we’re starting to get a look at just how good of a year it was. And just as expected, it appears that multifamily mortgage lending finished the year off on a strong note.
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  • Multifamily real estate just had its best year since 2000

    Net absorption rose to highest level this century
    By just about any way you look at it, 2018 was the best year for multifamily real estate this century: Renters paid more for housing than they ever have before, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae both had banner years, commercial and multifamily debt hit an all-time high, all while delinquencies remained at historic lows. And now, we have clear evidence that last year was the market's best year since 2000.
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  • Walker & Dunlop plots expansion in multifamily small loans

    Hires new VP and deputy chief underwriter
    Walker & Dunlop, which already ranks among Fannie Mae’s top five multifamily small loan lenders, is planning to grow its small loan business even more. According to Walker & Dunlop, both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have seen growth in recent years in their smaller loan programs, with loan volume rising 57.8% from 2016 to 2017. And W&D is planning to capitalize on that growth with its two new hires.
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  • Redwood Trust buying real estate investment loan originator 5 Arches

    REIT acquires remaining 80% of originator
    Last year, Redwood Trust, a real estate investment trust that specializes in buying and securitizing jumbo mortgages, grew its real estate investor loan business when it acquired a 20% stake in 5 Arches, an originator and asset manager of investor-focused loans. As part of the deal, Redwood Trust had the right to purchase the remaining 80% of 5 Arches within one year. And now, Redwood Trust plans to do just that.
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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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  • Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital planning big investment in Opportunity Zones

    Partners with EJF Capital to launch Opportunity Zone REIT
    There’s a new notable name among those who plan big investments in Opportunity Zones – Anthony Scaramucci. Scaramucci famously served as White House communications director last summer, before flaming out in just 10 days. After returning to his Wall Street roots, Scaramucci's firm is planning to invest in Opportunity Zones.
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