MBA: GSE Compensation Should be Sufficient to Attract Best Talent

The most important asset Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks have is their human capital, so their compensation must be sufficient to attract and retain top talent, the Mortgage Bankers Association said in a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency Tuesday.

FHFA, GSEs Extend COVID-19 Multifamily Forbearance Through Sept. 30

The Federal Housing Finance Agency said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will continue to offer COVID-19 forbearance to qualifying multifamily property owners through September 30, subject to the continued tenant protections FHFA has imposed during the pandemic. This is the third extension of the programs, which were set to expire June 30.

FHFA Holds GSE Affordable Housing Goals Steady in 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency yesterday announced its 2021 affordable housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will remain the same as they were in 2020. It also seeks input about future housing goals rulemaking.

MBA, Trade Groups Urge Treasury to Promote ‘Critical Reforms’ of GSEs

More than 12 years after the federal government placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under conservatorship—and seemingly no closer to moving them out of conservatorship—the Mortgage Bankers Association and several industry trade groups urged the Treasury Department to promote “critical reforms” of the GSEs and bolster their safety and soundness.

FHFA Sets $70 Billion 2021 GSE Multifamily Loan Purchase Caps

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Tuesday announced 2021 multifamily loan purchase caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at $70 billion for each Enterprise, totaling $140 billion in support to the multifamily market.

MBA Offers FHFA Recommendations on GSE Strategic Plan

The Mortgage Bankers Association, in comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said the FHFA Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2021-2024 should continue to work toward an ultimate goal: releasing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from federal conservatorship—but only when they are able to do so without risk to the real estate finance markets.

MBA Capital & Origination Council: Where Politics and Policy Meet the CRE Industry

MBA hosted a joint call with Origination Council and Capital Council on August 4th highlighting pertinent issues and challenges facing the commercial real estate finance marketplace. Grandbridge Real Estate Capital Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Matt Rocco chairs the Origination Council and led the call.

Multifamily Lending Increased 7% to New Record High in 2019

Fueled by strong market fundamentals and low interest rates, 2,589 different multifamily lenders provided $364.4 billion in new mortgages in 2019 for apartment buildings with five or more units, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual multifamily lending market report.