Here you will find thought-provoking insights from our leadership, recent news coverage and links to pages that contain our original multifamily industry research and investor data.
- Multifamily Outlook Second Half 2015
October 5, 2015
Where is the Multifamily Market Headed? Our Outlook is positive for the remainder of 2015 and into 2016.
- Small Balance Loans
July 24, 2015
Our in-depth research and analysis into the SBL market’s size, underwriting, risk factors, and historical loan performance highlight ways in which the market is similar to our conventional business and how it differs.
- "A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll”
June 24, 2015
How will key market drivers and new multifamily housing supply affect forecasts for apartment rents and vacancies in Austin and Nashville?
- 100 Billion Reasons to Celebrate
April 27, 2015
EVP David Brickman talks about a milestone on the path to the future.
- 2015 Multifamily Housing Outlook
February 27, 2015
The Multifamily housing outlook and short video highlight that 2015 be another strong year for the industry.
- Keep Calm and Carry On
February 23, 2015
The current high level of market liquidity – a hot topic at recent industry conferences – is a sign of the market’s health, not a red flag.
- Mid-Year Housing Outlook: Finding A New Normal
July 31, 2014
Multifamily market demand continues to be strong at the national level and is expected to remain so, at least through next year.
- Affordable Multifamily Housing: Weighing the Options
March 10, 2014
EVP David Brickman explores options for addressing the need for affordable rental housing and the trade-offs that come with choosing one policy approach over another.
- Multifamily Housing Outlook
February 28, 2014
The Multifamily housing outlook and short video highlight that multifamily growth will be favorable, but will also moderate and become more in line with long-run historical levels.
- Default Ruthlessness: Examining Borrower Default Behavior
CRE Finance World, Winter 2014
A Freddie Mac analysis showed that LTV and DCR are not the only determining factors for defaults on commercial mortgages.
- Multifamily Affordability: Market Conditions and Policy Perspectives
December 18, 2013
Freddie Mac research highlights the growing rental housing affordability issue and suggests ways to identify areas with affordability issues.
- Market Predictions from Multifamily Seller/Servicers
A poll from our former Chief Economist, Frank Nothaft, highlights what experts and insiders are saying and thinking about the short term and long term prospects for the multifamily market.
- Morningstar Rankings
October 23, 2013
Morningstar ranks Freddie Mac special servicer and trust advisor capabilities.
- A New Generation of Thought on Apartment Life
October 21, 2013
SVP David Brickman shares his thoughts on the new generation of apartment life.
- Apartment Buildings on Solid Ground
September 23, 2013
Former Chief Economist Frank Nothaft discusses how the decline in cap rates and growth in rents (adjusted for inflation) are key fundamentals that explain the rise in apartment values over the past decade.
- K-Deals: A Model for the Future of Mortgage Securitization
September 8, 2013
Multifamily business head David Brickman explains how K-Deals finance affordable rental housing while minimizing risk to taxpayers.
- Introducing Our Multifamily Investment Index
August 8, 2013
Our initial finding: apartments still a good investment in most metropolitan areas.
- Commercial Mortgage Defaults from 1972-2011
CRE Finance World, Summer 2013, page 42
Freddie Mac original research on the implications of loan performance differences since the last recession.
- FHFA Releases GSE Reports on Multifamily
May 3, 2013
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has published reports from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae regarding multifamily housing finance reform.
- Freddie Mac Multifamily 2012 Business Results
March 13, 2013
Freddie Mac Multifamily created significant value in 2012, says Bill Buskirk, Multifamily chief financial officer.
- Our Focus on Rental Housing Affordability
February 18, 2013
Today, 15 million households live in multifamily apartment properties and rental housing demand is expected to rise for years to come.
A Closer Look
- K-Deal Securitization Program
How do K-Deals reflect the future of housing finance today? By transferring risk and attracting private capital.
- Rental Affordability and Targeted Affordable Housing
Finding an affordable apartment is a challenge for a growing number of renters. Our Targeted Affordable Housing business delivers mission-critical support for subsidized lower-income housing.
- Our Market Contributions
The rental housing market relies on Freddie Mac Multifamily to provide support nationwide. See how we've been doing.
- Multifamily Market Impact Analysis
How would the multifamily rental housing market be affected by the removal of government guarantees? Read highlights of the research paper prepared by Freddie Mac and several independent experts.
- Multifamily Business Primer
Want to know more about our Multifamily business and contributions to U.S. rental housing? Here's a closer look.
- 5 Things to Know About Multifamily
If you're not familiar with Freddie Mac Multifamily, here's a quick primer.
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