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Viewpoints

Insights from the Freddie Mac Multifamily team.

Markets in Focus: Las Vegas

In this new blog series, we'll do a deep dive on one metro, analyzing multiple factors that affect the local multifamily market and forecasting performance.

Sara Hoffmann
Sara Hoffmann
Director, Research & Modeling

First 100 Days of Equity in Multifamily Initiative

It's officially been 100 days since Debby Jenkins tapped me to lead Freddie Mac Multifamily's new Equitable Housing effort. Collectively, we're taking a fresh look at all aspects of multifamily housing and making changes that will help give all parties an equitable shot at renting, owning or financing.

Amanda Nunnink
Amanda Nunnink
Vice President, Equity in Multifamily Housing

New Multifamily Cap Rules: How They Could Impact Our Business

The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently announced new 2021 loan purchase caps for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The new rule consists of many changes, with the most broadly impactful being to the area median income thresholds under which conventional units are considered mission-driven.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Multifamily 2021 Outlook

Despite the disruptions of 2020, we expect the multifamily market to see improving conditions in 2021.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

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