Bridge Over Troubled Water: Debt Funds and Mortgage REITs Come of Age During COVID-19

It can be challenging to raise capital for public companies involved in commercial real estate lending against a backdrop of falling stock prices. This has led to an inward focus on activities such as asset management and building liquidity for public mortgage REITs, making these market participants less active for new loan originations.

MBA Letter Urges FHFA to Diversify FHLB System Membership Base

The Mortgage Bankers Association, in a letter to Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria, urged FHFA to expand membership in the Federal Home Loan Bank system to include captive insurers, including mortgage real estate investment trusts and independent mortgage banks.