Michael Berman

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No Hope for Housing Finance Reform Anytime Soon

In the seventh year of conservatorship, the fate of the government -sponsored enterprises remains unclear, said panelists Monday at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2014 Housing Summit in Washington, D.C. More

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What Overbuilding? Some Markets in Desperate Need of Supply

Panelists discussed the threat of overbuilding Monday at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2014 Housing Summit. More

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Michael Berman Plots Next Act Post-CWCapital Acquisition

Berman says he will continue discussions on the Hill about the future of the GSEs and the government's role in housing. More

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Michael Berman Plots Next Act Post-CWCapital Acquisition

Berman says he will continue discussions on the Hill about the future of the GSEs and the government's role in housing. More

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Multifamily Finance Issues at Stake in the Upcoming Election

What’s at stake for the apartment industry with the November election soon upon us and the 113th Congress getting to work in January? More

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Status Quo Will Prevail for Fannie, Freddie Until 2012 Election

As Congress continues to mull housing finance reform, the multifamily industry has grown more visible in the debate. More

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How the LIHTC Industry Fits into GSE Reform

While some argue that market-rate developers don't really need the GSEs, the low-income housing tax credit industry can't turn to the private sector for its debt needs, underscoring the need for a government guarantee. More

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GSE Reform: Sound and Fury Signifying Little

More than 20 bills dealing with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and housing finance reform in general have been proposed in the House of Representatives, but few if any have gained traction. Meanwhile, the GSEs continue to march toward profitability, potentially paving the way for a spin-off. More

GSE Reform: Sound and Fury Signifying Little
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GSE Reform: Sound and Fury Signifying Little

More than 20 bills dealing with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and housing finance... More

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Whither Multifamily? Obama Unveils Plans for Future of GSEs

The Obama administration released its long-awaited proposal for the future of our nation's housing finance system last week. But the whitepaper is long on options and short on specifics, leaving many to wonder aloud how the multifamily finance industry will fare in its wake. More

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