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  • JLL's $2 billion acquisition of HFF to close on July 1

    Multifamily real estate giant coming soon
    The $2 billion deal that combines two of the biggest names in multifamily and commercial real estate is nearly complete, as Jones Lang LaSalle and HFF announced Friday that JLL’s acquisition of HFF is set to close on July 1.
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  • Fitch: NYC rent regulations a negative for multifamily lenders

    New laws could hurt property values and occupancy rates
    Last week, New York State Senate and Assembly leaders passed expansive changes to rent control laws that stunned the real estate industry. While it seems no one working in New York’s real estate market is especially thrilled with the new regulations, a recent report from Fitch Ratings details just how damaging they could be.
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  • Urban Institute urges CFPB to release more data on multifamily lending

    Says expanded reporting will encourage more low- to moderate-income lending
    Multifamily lenders are required by the Home Mortgage Disclosures Act to report data to regulators on the number of units in a property, including the number if rent-restricted units. But the CFPB doesn’t share all of this data with the public, and the Urban Institute says this is a roadblock to understanding how well a lender is serving its community.
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  • JLL buying HFF in $2 billion deal that will create multifamily real estate giant

    Two of the largest multifamily operators are joining forces
    In a deal that will combine two of the biggest names in multifamily and commercial real estate, Jones Lang LaSalle announced Tuesday that it is buying HFF for approximately $2 billion. Both JLL and HFF are consistently among the top lenders in the multifamily real estate space, with both companies placing in Freddie Mac’s top 10 lenders of 2018.
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  • New York man admits to playing key role in massive multifamily real estate scandal

    Scam defrauded M&T Bank, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, others
    A New York man has admitted to taking part in a massive multifamily real estate scandal that harkens back to some of the darkest parts of the housing crisis, including fake residents, fake incomes, and inflated mortgages. The charges stem from an investigation that the Wall Street Journal previously called “one of the biggest mortgage-fraud probes since the financial crisis.”
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  • MBA: Commercial, multifamily mortgages continue performing historically well

    Delinquencies remain near historic lows
    It was basically the same song, different verse for commercial and multifamily mortgages at the end of 2018, with those mortgages continuing to perform at historic levels throughout the fourth quarter. According to newly released data from the MBA, delinquency rates on commercial and multifamily mortgages remained near historic lows during the fourth quarter, just as they did all year.
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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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