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  • Shaun Donovan: FHA D4 Changes are Necessary

    The only game in town for construction debt is tightening its underwriting of market-rate deals.

  • 2010 Apartment Finance Today Conference Promises Insight Into GSEs, Distressed Assets

    Throw out everything you thought you knew about the capital markets: Today’s owners and developers are facing a new world order in their search for the best debt and equity deals.

  • Foreign Investors Coming Off the Sidelines

    Foreign investors are planning to increase their investments in U.S. apartments this year, building on their activity in 2009.

  • Mezz Market Heats Up in First Quarter

    The mezzanine financing market is heating up in the first quarter of 2010, with all-in rates dropping and more lenders re-emerging from the shadows.

  • Non-GSE Lenders Start Gaining Traction

    An interesting trend was buried toward the end of the Mortgage Bankers Association fourth quarter origination report.

  • CMBS Delinquencies Hit 9 Percent, and Rising

    The CMBS delinquency rate for multifamily loans has reached nearly 9 percent and will likely soon balloon another 400 basis points.

  • Freddie Keeps Tax Credits, Focuses on Preservation

    The low-income housing tax credit industry can breathe a little easier this year: Freddie Mac is not actively pursuing a sale of its tax-credit portfolio.

  • Freddie Mac Plans More Emphasis on Multifamily

    In many ways, Freddie Mac’s single-family side often overshadows the multifamily division.

  • End of an Era? Sec. 202’s Fate is Uncertain

    The future of HUD’s Sec. 202 initiative is in doubt, as the 61-year old program suffers budget cuts and a proposed moratorium on new construction.

  • REITs Could Break Ground on $1 Billion This Year

    Public REITs are poised to break ground on as much as $1 billion in new development this year in another sign of industry confidence that fundamentals are improving.