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August 07, 2020

Multifamily Outlook with Sara Hoffmann

The first half of 2020 is a tale of two economies: the pre-pandemic economy and the economy of the pandemic’s first three months in the U.S. The unprecedented nature of this crisis will undoubtedly impact the housing market, but to what extent is still being played out. In this episode, Corey interviews co-host Steve Guggenmos, and Sara Hoffmann – director in the Multifamily Research & Modeling team and lead author of Freddie Mac’s 2020 Multifamily Midyear Outlook. Together, they take a closer look at market trends, changing volumes and rental demand, and the forecast for the multifamily originations market.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 - 9:45 – Big themes from the Midyear Outlook report
  • Chapter 2: 9:45 - 12:30 – Now versus the great recession
  • Chapter 3: 12:30 - 25:30 – Rent collections, reporting and metro areas
  • Chapter 4: 25:30 - 28:30 – Forbearance and renter support
  • Chapter 5: 28:30 - 36:00 – Forecasting the multifamily originations market
  • Chapter 6: 36:00 - end – Views on property prices

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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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