Multifamily Lending Lead Originations for 2011

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), over $184 billion in multifamily and commercial loans was originated in 2011, a 55 percent increase over the previous year. Of last year’s $184.3 billion, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) were responsible for $57.6 billion, the most among investor groups. Life insurance companies and pension funds accounted for the second highest block with $49.3 billion, according to what NationalMortgageNews tells As for the greatest origination volume in terms of property types, multifamily lead the way with $77.4 billion, followed by office properties that accounted for $34.4 billion in originations. Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s vice president of commercial real estate research, says “Commercial mortgage lending continues to rebound from its 2009 lows.”

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