Press Release - Originations


Title: Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Originations Up 49 Percent in Q4, Up 24 Percent for Year
Source:   MBA
Date: 2/4/2013
Contacts:
Name:Phone:Email:
 Matthew Robinson(202) 557-2727mrobinson@mortgagebankers.org


San Diego, CA (February 4, 2013)– Commercial and multifamily mortgage originations increased 49 percent between the third and the fourth quarters of 2012, and were also up 49 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations.
 
MBA’s commercial/multifamily mortgage bankers originations index shows originations for the full year 2012 were 24 percent higher than in 2011.
 
“During the fourth quarter, commercial and multifamily mortgage borrowing and lending hit the highest level since 2007,” said Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research.  “Low interest rates are prompting borrowers to finance, and improving property markets are helping more deals underwrite successfully.  The relative strength of commercial and multifamily mortgages as investments continues to fuel lenders’ appetites.”
 
FOURTH QUARTER 2012 ORIGINATIONS 49 PERCENT HIGHER THAN FOURTH QUARTER 2011
 
The 49 percent overall increase in commercial/multifamily lending volume, when compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, was driven by increases in originations for hotel and office properties. The increase included a 331 percent increase in the dollar volume of loans for hotel properties, a 78 percent increase for office properties, a 49 percent increase for multifamily properties, a 46 percent increase for industrial properties, a five percent increase in retail property loans and a 26 percent decrease in health care loans.
 
Among investor types, the dollar volume of loans originated for conduits for CMBS increased by 228 percent over last year’s fourth quarter. There was a 68 percent increase for commercial bank portfolio loans, a 51 percent increase for Government Sponsored Enterprises (or GSEs – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), and there was an 18 percent increase in the volume of loans originated for life insurance companies.
 
FOURTH QUARTER 2012 ORIGINATIONS 49 PERCENT HIGHER THAN THIRD QUARTER 2012
 
Fourth quarter 2012 commercial and multifamily mortgage originations were 49 percent higher than originations in the third quarter of 2012. Fourth quarter originations for hotel properties increased 99 percent compared to the third quarter. There was an 86 percent increase for industrial properties, a 57 percent increase for health care properties, a 48 percent increase for multifamily properties, a 44 percent increase for office properties and a 22 percent increase for retail properties.
 
Among investor types, between the third and fourth quarters of 2012, loans for conduits for CMBS saw an increase in loan volume of 141 percent, loans for GSEs saw an increase in loan volume of 54 percent, originations for life insurance companies increased 33 percent and loans for commercial bank portfolios increased by 32 percent.
 
FULL YEAR 2012 ORIGINATIONS 24 PERCENT HIGHER THAN FULL YEAR 2011
 
Based on MBA’s commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers originations index, full year 2012 commercial and multifamily mortgage originations were 24 percent higher than originations during the full year of 2011. Full year originations for hotel properties increased 61 percent. There was a 36 percent increase for multifamily properties, a 19 percent increase for retail properties, a 10 percent increase for industrial properties, a nine percent increase for office properties and a six percent increase for health care properties.
 
Among investor types, for the full year 2012 versus 2011, commercial bank portfolios saw an increase in loan originations of 51 percent, loans for conduits for CMBS saw an increase in loan volume of 45 percent, originations for GSEs increased 43 percent and loans for life insurance companies were unchanged.
 
In late March, MBA will release its Annual Origination Summation report for 2012 with final origination figures for the year.
 
To view the report, please visit the following Web link:
http://www.mortgagebankers.org/files/Research/CommercialOriginations/4Q12CMFOriginationsSurvey.pdf.

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation's residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field. For additional information, visit MBA's Web site:   www.mba.org.