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Market Commentary Archive

Here you will find thought-provoking insights from our leadership, our original multifamily industry research and recent news coverage.




  • Our Partnership with You: Execution Certainty and Quality Service
    By John Cannon and Debby Jenkins, November 14, 2012
    John Cannon and Debby Jenkins explain the impact of their teams’ partnership for Seller/Servicers and borrowers.
  • Multifamily Real Estate Market Demand Forecast
    Freddie Mac Multifamily Research, November 5, 2012
    The Multifamily Research Group forecasts slow economic growth with an additional 1.7 million new multifamily renter households between now and 2015.
  • Economic and Multifamily Housing Update
    By Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac Chief Economist, October 5 2012
    Read the latest update from our chief economist, which was provided as part our 2012 Multifamily Seller/Servicer Conference.
  • Q&A with Freddie Mac's John Cannon
    Multifamily Executive, October 2012
    Freddie Mac SVP John Cannon shares his views on the current Multifamily market and describes what's in store for 2013.
  • 2012 Credit Policy Changes: Modest Tightening, on Average 
    By VP Ed Hussey, Sept 20, 2012
    Ed Hussey, vice president, explains how we've made adjustments to modestly tighten our credit standards during the last year. Our approach to credit discipline helps ensure a strong foundation for the rental housing market, and is responsive to changes in rental market fundamentals.
  • GAO Report on GSE Multifamily Businesses
    U.S. Government Accountability Office September 6, 2012
    A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that GSE multifamily housing business has increased, and that the GSEs fund higher-quality loans than many in the private market.
  • How Multifamily Creates Value: A Progress Report 
    By SVP David Brickman, Sept 4, 2012
    This blog focuses on how Freddie Mac is creating value for its stakeholders as well as the U.S. taxpayers who capitalize Freddie Mac.
  • Women of Influence
    Real Estate Forum, July/August 2012
    Multifamily's Debby Jenkins named to Real Estate Forum magazine's Women of Influence in Commercial Real Estate
  • Putting Multifamily in Context 
    By SVP David Brickman, May 7, 2012
    Learn about the separate and distinct role of multifamily in our nation's housing.
  • Preservation Attention
    Affordable Housing Finance, April/May 2012
    Freddie Turns Its Attention More Fully to Preservation Deals in Response to Increased Competition
  • Multifamily Property Valuations
    Freddie Mac Multifamily Research, April 2012
    The healthy multifamily market has caused some to question today’s property valuations. We show why market fundamentals support current valuations.
  • Fannie, Freddie Lead Surge in Multifamily Lending
    HousingWire, April 11, 2012
    The Mortgage Bankers Association reports commercial loan origination volumes for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration hit new records last year, with the multifamily segment leading the growth.
  • Multifamily Bonds Surging to Record U.S. as CMBS Fade
    Bloomberg, April 9, 2012
    Bonds backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tied to apartments soared to a record as the government-supported mortgage companies made low-cost loans on rental properties amid a continued slide in home values.
  • Multifamily on a Roll
    By SVP David Brickman, February 13, 2012
    Multifamily is a much-needed bright spot in real estate and the economy.


  • The Coming Rental Housing Wave
    By SVP David Brickman, Oct 31, 2011
    It is projected that $1 trillion in capital and 10 million additional apartment units are needed in the next 10 years as more individuals turn to apartment living.
  • Mysteries Revealed
    CRE Finance World, Summer 2011
    Freddie Mac Multifamily research on “Why CMBS Multifamily Performance is so Much Worse than Agency and Life Company Experience.”

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