MBA: 2019 Multifamily Lending Up 7% to Record High

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 2019 Multifamily Lending Report.

Distressed Debt Monitor: Special Situations in Commercial Real Estate

As economies reopen against a backdrop of decreased consumer demand and continued government relief, commercial real estate investors are grappling with a double-edged sword: defending certain existing challenged debt and equity positions on one hand and seeking new opportunities given shifted market dynamics.