March 2010 Table of Contents

Letting Loose Letting Loose

THE MEZZANINE FINANCING market is heating up. Read more

People People

Maureen Friar has been named president and CEO of the National Housing Conference (NHC). Read more

Saved by the Bell Saved by the Bell

TAILOR LOFTS FIRST CAME across Bob Clark’s desk back in 2007, and even pre-recession there was question as to whether to redevelop the historic downtown Chicago office building into a student housing community. Read more

Fannie, Freddie 2009 Production Numbers Point to 2010 Trends

Fannie Mae provided $19.8 billion in multifamily debt last year, and Freddie Mac was close behind with $16.6 billion in 2009. Read more

Buying in Bulk Buying in Bulk

FOR VETERAN BROKER Cindy Cooke, the past few years have been tough. Read more

FHA Bombshell: We're Tightening Our Underwriting

The FHA has become the most prolific and popular construction debt source since the advent of the credit crunch. But the agency has unveiled proposed changes to its Sec. 221(d)(4) and Sec. 223(f) programs which could make it much harder for developers to gain access to those programs, according to an announcement at the MBA/CREF Conference this week. Read more

Working Our Way Out Working Our Way Out

THE GREAT RECESSION arrived quickly and dramatically, but the climb out is happening at a much slower, more modest speed. Read more

Burning Off the June Gloom Burning Off the June Gloom

OF THE MAJOR COMMERCIAL real estate “food groups,” multifamily has always enjoyed particularly good strength in San Diego. Read more

Rainmaker, RealPage Court Small Owners

Rainmaker Group has been fielding calls from smaller multifamily owner/operators looking for an introductory path to automated pricing. Read more

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