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CRE Mortgage Debt Rose More Than $200 Billion in 2017

Outstanding mortgage debt for commercial and multifamily assets increased 6.7% in 2017 from where it sat at the end of 2016, according to research by MBA. It totaled $3.18 trillion at the close of 2017, a jump of $200.3 billion from 2016’s level.

MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding report revealed Q4 2017 experienced an increase of $73.6 billion, or 2.4%, over the third quarter, as all four of the major investor groups increased their holdings.

MBA researcher Jamie Woodwell points out there was continued growth “albeit at a slightly slower rate than overall property values. Even so, 2017 marked the strongest year for mortgage debt growth since 2007, with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA leading the market, followed by banks, life companies and real estate investment trusts.”

Woodwell adds, the CMBS market, which declined “for the year as a whole, turned a corner and added $9 billion during the fourth quarter.”


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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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