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Viewpoints

Insights from the Freddie Mac Multifamily team.

The Cost of Missing Out on LIHTC-Program Rents

Market rate multifamily rents have been dramatically increasing in recent years as housing demand significantly exceeds available supply. In contrast, during the same period rent growth has been moderate for units with restricted rents, such as those funded by the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Doing Good and Doing Well Are Not Mutually Exclusive

There's a lot in the news today about Social Impact Investing – investments that make a social or environmental impact while also generating a financial return. It’s a true win-win, and at Freddie Mac Multifamily, we're happy to be at the forefront of this important movement.

Lauren Garren
Lauren Garren
VP Production & Sales

How Do I Envision the Multifamily Market in 2018?

More of the same! By most measures, the multifamily market will continue to grow with moderately increasing demand, with the growing population fueling the rental housing market.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

An Oasis of Inspiration in the Desert

John Cannon recaps the 2017 Customer Conference.

John Cannon
John Cannon
SVP Production & Sales

Tackling Affordable Rental Housing with Flexibility

How can we help solve the affordable rental housing crisis? This question is on our minds every day at Freddie Mac Multifamily.

Lauren Garren
Lauren Garren
VP Production & Sales

Assets, Sponsors, and Babies - Oh My!

As financiers of multifamily properties, it would be easy to think of our buildings as only bricks and mortar, but to the tenants, they're home, and to the borrowers/sponsors, they're the realization of a dream.

Ben Schweitzer
Ben Schweitzer
Underwriting Director, Small Balance Loans

Tower Power in the Northwest

Rapid growth is outpacing new development in the Northwest region of the country. Here's how one deal is creating housing for many.

Peter Giles
Peter Giles
VP Production & Sales

Seniors Housing Workshop-A Rousing Success

Find out what happened in Chicago at the Seniors Housing Workshop.

Steve Schmidt
Steve Schmidt
Senior Director, Seniors Housing

Outlook Remains Positive for the Remainder of 2017

Through the first half of 2017, the economy's growth continued to support strong multifamily fundamentals, while the market continued to moderate on a national level.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Lightning Strikes Twice at 2nd Freddie Mac SBL Loan Lab℠

The first time around can be called beginner's luck. But when something exceeds expectations twice in a row, you know you're onto something. Late last month, the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans team held their second Loan Lab in Dallas, Texas and it was a success by all measures.

Catherine Evans
Catherine Evans
Multifamily Underwriting Senior Director

We've Surpassed $200 Billion!

Today, we reached an important milestone in the history of Freddie Mac Multifamily securitizations - surpassing the 00 billion mark for K- and SB-Deal issuances. Read More.

Robert Koontz
Robert Koontz
VP Capital Markets

Our Commitment to Underserved Markets

A critical part of our mission is to serve families across the nation who are struggling to find decent, affordable housing. The Federal Housing Finance Agency has published our Duty to Serve Underserved Markets plan which outlines how we aim to better serve all corners of the market.

David Leopold
David Leopold
VP Targeted Affordable Sales & Investments