Multifamily Market Musings: Conversation with Fannie Mae’s Kim Betancourt, CRE

This year’s industry developments are dominated by the pandemic as well as associated social, political and economic impacts. Given this backdrop and the continued role of the GSEs in financing multifamily throughout market ups and downs, MBA NewsLink talked with Fannie Mae’s Kim Betancourt to get perspective on trends and what to watch as the multifamily market continues to evolve.

MBANow: MBA SVP Mike Flood Discusses Rental Assistance

Mortgage Bankers Association Senior Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Mike Flood joined MBANow to discuss the CARES Act’s unemployment benefits and rental assistance.

2020 Storm Surge Forecast Sees 7.4 Million Residences at Risk

Okay, just to recap: So far in 2020, we’ve had the COVID-19 pandemic; partial collapse of the U.S. economy; no spring home buying season; dam breaches in Michigan; one of the busiest tornado seasons this decade; and, God help us, “murder hornets.” Now it’s June, and the official start of North American hurricane season.