Freddie Mac Debuts Mezzanine Initiative
Freddie Mac has rolled out a mezzanine arrangement aimed at plugging the gap in the capital stack of overleveraged multifamily borrowers. The initiative, which will go live April 12, will marry a Freddie Mac senior loan with a mezzanine piece provided by
Insurance Companies, GSEs Go Neck-and-Neck
Fannie and Freddie are no longer the only games in town.
Economists Say Outlook for Apartment Finance Sector is Mixed
Call it cautious optimism. Unclear but not dire. Choppy. Mixed.
Tom Bozzuto Offers Lessons for Recession Survival
Ask Tom Bozzuto, and he’ll simply say he’s a born optimist.
Ex-GSE Insiders Debate the Future of Fannie, Freddie
The entire structure of the nation’s housing finance system is up for play as Congress begins its debate on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But the next generation of housing finance will be forged at a time when partisan divides are as de
Industry Luminaries Spotlight the Way Forward at 2010 Apartment Finance Today Conference
The multifamily industry is at an inflection point, as cautious optimism based on improving fundamentals clashes with some sobering challenges, according to a leadership roundtable discussion that kicked off the 2010 Apartment Finance Today Conference ear
Lenders, Investors Struggle to Define Value and Market Metrics
While the transaction market is slowly starting to pick up, multifamily financiers continue to struggle to define value and get a handle on the strength of local markets.
Bridge Building: Debt for Transitional Assets is Coming Back
The bridge loan market is starting to heat up, as providers see more opportunity in lending to transitional assets and distress acquisitions.
Investors Eye Opportunity in Independent Living Sector
The seniors housing sector has weathered the current recession relatively well, emerging as one of the more recession-resistant areas in the multifamily industry.
FHA 221(d)(4) Changes to Impact Some Affordable Deals
Affordable housing developers continue to face limited options when looking for construction debt.