Insights from the Freddie Mac Multifamily team.
The new cap on our lending volume doesn't mean we're changing course on our investment offerings.
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
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.
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.
Estimating the value of multifamily properties is an important but difficult task for real estate investors and researchers.
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.
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.
The official start of the Small Balance Loan (SBL) program at Freddie Mac preceded me by about 5 months.
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.
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.
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.
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.