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January 22, 2020

Multifamily Fundamentals with Jamie Woodwell

$364 billion – that’s the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) estimation of the size of the multifamily market in 2019. This projection is up 6% from 2018’s record $339 billion in volume. In this episode, Steve and Corey sit down with Jamie Woodwell, vice president in the Research and Economics Group at the MBA. Together, they look back on 2019, ahead to 2020 and discuss sources of capital across the spectrum of real estate, from large apartments to small businesses, such as Josiah Carberry’s ceramics shop.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 - 10:30 – Multifamily market since 2005
  • Chapter 2: 10:30 - 15:45 – Opportunities for lenders, borrowers and investors
  • Chapter 3: 15:45 - 18:00 – Single and multifamily residential
  • Chapter 4: 18:00 - 20:00 – Forecast for originations
  • Chapter 5: 20:00 - end – Outlook for ESG and investors

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This podcast is for informational purposes, and is not advocacy, legal interpretation, nor a statement of policy. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Freddie Mac unless explicitly stated. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by Freddie Mac employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of Freddie Mac or any of its officials.

About the Podcast Hosts

Steve Guggenmos

Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Steve leads multifamily research at Freddie Mac. In this role he performs research related to national and market-specific multifamily conditions. His team supports the multifamily business by developing models and quantitative approaches that determine risk-based capital allocations. The models capture loan level risks and also the benefits of the diversification and structural credit support for pools of multifamily mortgages, supporting the core business strategies of Freddie Mac Multifamily.

Corey Aber

Corey Aber
Senior Director of Mission, Policy and Strategy

Corey is the Senior Director of Mission, Policy and Strategy at Freddie Mac Multifamily. In this role, he oversees our Duty to Serve initiatives as well as research and development activities that further our support for affordable housing and underserved markets nationwide.

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