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Viewpoints

Insights from the Freddie Mac Multifamily team.

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

Multifamily 2019 Midyear Outlook

In our research, we find that strong economic growth and the robust labor market continue to support the strength in the multifamily market. 2018 ended much stronger than anticipated with near record absorptions and stronger rent growth compared with the prior few years.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Let's Go Further

Since we launched Optigo℠ earlier this year, the name that once drew many questions has become a natural part of our daily business conversation. We use it every day as we talk about the advantages of our Optigo loans, the reach of our Optigo network and the special relationship between Freddie Mac and Optigo lenders. But we still get many questions about why we created the name and what it stands for.

Peter Giles
Peter Giles
VP Production & Sales