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Commercial Mortgage Originations Expected to Increase in 2017

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originations are projected to grow to $537 billion in 2017, a 4% increase from the expected 2016 volumes of $515 billion, according to new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Multifamily mortgage originations are expected to reach $224 billion in 2017, with total multifamily lending hitting $272 billion. “Commercial real […]

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Commercial Mortgage Originations Remain Steady Year-Over-Year

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originations for the first nine months of 2016 are up 2% from this time last year, according to a press release from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Commercial and multifamily originations for the third quarter of 2016 rose 5% from the same quarter last year and were up 7% from the […]

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The Fed’s Decision and Why Interest Rates Rise

The United States Federal Reserve voted not to raise short-term interest rates at their September meeting, according to a press release issued last week. While the labor market has continued to strengthen and the economic outlook has continued to improve, inflation has continued to run below the 2% benchmark set by the Federal Open Market […]

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Commercial Mortgage Debt Outstanding Hits Record High

Commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding hit a record high during the second quarter of 2016, according to data released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The organization reported that multifamily mortgage debt outstanding rose by 2.6% from the first quarter, reaching $1.09 trillion, while commercial debt overall reached $2.09 trillion, a 1.4 percent increase. […]

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Boston Fed President Makes Case for Rate Hikes

There’s a case for gradual rate hikes according to Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren who believes that waiting too long to begin raising rates risks some asset markets like commercial real estate becoming “too ebullient.” “My personal view, based on data that we have received to date, is that a reasonable case can be made […]

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Commercial Delinquencies Remain Low in Second Quarter

Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans have remained low in the second quarter of 2016, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report. “For most capital sources, commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates are near the lowest levels seen during the past 20 years,” said Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s Vice President of Commercial […]

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Commercial Real Estate Outlook is Promising, Says Industry Organization

Activity in the commercial real estate industry is expected to rise thanks to an improving labor market and continued demand for multifamily housing, according to the National Association of Realtors’ Commercial Real Estate Outlook. Among highlights in the report is the fact that commercial real estate in small cap markets has maintained upward momentum in […]

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Fed Chair Signals Possible Interest Rate Increase

The Fed is moving toward raising interest rates, according to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. In a speech given Friday to a conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellen touted a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy, but stopped short of outlining a timetable for a possible rate […]

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Strong Second Quarter for Commercial Mortgages

Originations in the commercial and multifamily mortgage sector were 1% higher than this time last year and 17% higher than in the first quarter of 2016, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The data comes from the organization’s Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Banker Originations. “Borrowing and lending backed by commercial and multifamily properties remained […]

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Commercial Mortgage Industry Stays on Track for 2016

Despite some revisions to projections for commercial and multifamily mortgage originations from the Mortgage Bankers Association, 2016 is looking like a strong year for the commercial mortgage industry. MBA has changed its projected origination volume for commercial and multifamily mortgages to $500 billion, down from $504 billion in 2015. The original prediction for 2016 had […]

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