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Insights from the Freddie Mac Multifamily team.

Goodbye 2020; Hello New Mission Guidelines

As we reflect on 2020 and prepare for the new year ahead, one thing remains steadfast: we have a true commitment to the business and our mission.

Meg McElgunn
Meg McElgunn
Senior Director, Freddie Mac SBL Production

Duty to Serve: The End is Just the Beginning

From inception to today, the Duty to Serve program can be summed up in two words: impact and opportunity.

Corey Aber
Corey Aber
Senior Director of Mission, Policy and Strategy

New Cap, Same Commitment

The new cap on our lending volume doesn't mean we're changing course on our investment offerings.

Robert Koontz
Robert Koontz
SVP Multifamily Capital Markets

Taking Comfort with the Transition to SOFR

The multifamily industry is in the process of transitioning from LIBOR to new SOFR-indexed offerings. This report provides a historical overview of that transition and addresses questions we've commonly heard from our Optigo investors, lenders and borrowers.

Michael Case, Vice President, Multifamily Capital Markets, Pricing
Stefan Rosu, Director, Loan Pricing

Looking Deeper into our Mission

Supporting our nation's communities is the heart of our mission and requires continual innovation. Our new Social Impact Bonds provide capital for underserved communities and promote economic opportunity.

Debby Jenkins
Debby Jenkins
EVP & Head of Multifamily

2020 Midyear Outlook

Strong overall performance during the past decade is a key factor in the possible outcomes we may see the rest of this year as the effects of the pandemic unfold.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Beyond the Cap Rate: Valuation of Multifamily Properties

Estimating the value of multifamily properties is an important but difficult task for real estate investors and researchers.

Jun Li
Jun Li
Senior Director, Research & Modeling

Mission Uninterrupted

All Americans have seen their lives affected by the coronavirus in some way. Much has changed with this pandemic, but Freddie Mac's mission has not.

Debby Jenkins
Debby Jenkins
EVP & Head of Multifamily

Multifamily 2020 Outlook

Performance in the multifamily market was strong during 2019 and is expected to remain healthy into 2020, but with the potential for moderated growth in comparison to recent years.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Don’t Stop Believing - 5 Years of SBL

The official start of the Small Balance Loan (SBL) program at Freddie Mac preceded me by about 5 months.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
VP Small Balance Loan Business

Clear Direction, Bright Future – Optigo 2019

2019 started as a year of change and uncertainty – and we appreciate that these twists and turns were a challenge for all of you, too. But our agility served us well, and now that the fog has lifted, we have a clear strategy forward.

Richard Martinez
Richard Martinez
SVP Production & Sales

Strong and Steady - and Even Better

We've proved that our servicing standard is strong and steady - but adaptable to the changing multifamily lending environment. Find out how we're always raising the bar.

Leanne Spies
Leanne Spies
SVP Asset Management and Operations