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Recent MBA survey finds that CRE lenders are expecting a strong 2022 with 63% believing that there will be an overall increase of 5% or more across the market.

MBA Survey Finds CRE Lenders Expecting a Strong 2022

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originators anticipate another strong year of borrowing and lending in 2022, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) 2022 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Outlook Survey.  

Every top commercial/multifamily firm polled expects originations to increase in 2022, with 63% expecting an overall increase of 5% or more across the market, MBA reported.  

“Commercial and multifamily mortgage professionals are bullish on 2022,” said Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s VP commercial real estate research. “After a strong market bounce-back in 2021, top mortgage bankers expect the momentum to continue in 2022 – with borrowing and lending increasing for every major capital source.  

He added, “Industry leaders are optimistic about changes coming from industrial, apartment and retail market fundamentals, the broader economy, increased focus on ESG, and new construction activity. At the highest level, the market sees a strong availability of debt relative to the number of deals looking for it.”  


Inside The Story

MBA’s Woodwell

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