Freddie Mac’s Top Multifamily Lenders of 2018

The mortgage giant names the lenders which transacted the most multifamily financing volume with the government-sponsored company last year.

Freddie Mac has released its list of the top multifamily lenders that the company transacted with in 2018. The mortgage loan enterprise also named the top regional lenders of multifamily conventional loans and the top lenders for its other multifamily offerings.

In total, these and other lenders enabled Freddie Mac Multifamily to lead the industry with $78 billion in total production last year, financing approximately 860,000 rental units, of which more than 90 percent of eligible units were affordable to low- and moderate-income households earning up to 120 percent of area median income.

The company is anticipating another strong year for the multifamily market in 2019, with solid rent growth projected at a nationwide average increase of 4 percent.

Top Freddie Mac Multifamily Lenders by Volume in 2018

  1. CBRE ($13.6 billion)
  2. Berkadia ($9.8 billion)
  3. HFF ($7.2 billion)
  4. Walker & Dunlop ($7.1 billion)
  5. KeyBank ($6 billion)
  6. Wells Fargo ($4.8 billion)
  7. BPC d/b/a Newmark Knight Frank ($3.6 billion)
  8. Capital One ($3.5 billion)
  9. Jones Lang LaSalle ($2.6 billion)
  10. Greystone ($2.6 billion)

“In 2018 we passed milestones and set records, but equally important is that we continued to innovate and lead, allowing us to finance even more affordable rental units than we did last year,” said Debby Jenkins, executive vice president & head of Freddie Mac Multifamily, in prepared remarks. “Our network of lenders was with us every step of the way, helping drive the growth we’ve seen across our product lines. As we look to 2019, we’re going to continue working together so that we can meet the housing needs of more American families.”

Other companies that topped Freddie Mac’s lists included:

Top Conventional Seller Offices by Freddie Mac Multifamily Region

  • Western Region: CBRE, Los Angeles office
  • Central Region: CBRE, Dallas office
  • Southeast Region: BPC d/b/a Newmark Knight Frank, Bethesda office
  • Northeast Region: Capital One, New York City office

Top Sellers by Freddie Mac Multifamily Product

Top Small Balance Loans Business Sellers:

  • CBRE
  • Arbor
  • Greystone
  • Sabal

Top Targeted Affordable Housing Sellers:

  • Wells Fargo
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Citibank

Top Seniors Housing Seller: KeyBank

Top Conventional Structured Transactions Seller: HFF    

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