Last Tuesday the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported
a 9% increase in
mortgage originations for both commercial property and multi-family rental
Woodwell, VP of commercial real estate research for the Mortgage Bankers
Association said, "The overall number masks larger increases in the dollar
volume of loans originated for commercial mortgage-backed securities and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and
a decline in the amount originated for life insurance company portfolios."
added that the increase was noticeable especially in the hotel properties as
9% increase is compared to the 1st quarter of 2012, but the 4th
quarter ended 36% higher than this year’s 1st quarter.
hope this year’s 4th quarter follows last years and numbers continue
to match or surpass.