MBA releases fourth quarter data book MortgagePress.comCommercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Quarterly Data Book Recently, the Mortgage Bankers Association released its Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Quarterly Data Book for the fourth quarter of 2007. The book compiles the most up-to-date information on topics of interest to financial investment industry participants and observers. The fourth quarter edition includes the following topics: •Economic outlook: Economic outlook includes economic commentary, long-term real estate finance and macroeconomic forecast, employees on non-farm payrolls, treasury yields and bank rates, and owner- and renter-occupied housing units; •Commercial/multi-family finance environment: Commercial/multi-family finance environment includes comments from the Federal Reserve Board's Beige Book, property sales volumes, capitalization rates and multi-family building permits, and starts and completions; •Mortgage production: Mortgage production includes commercial/multi-family mortgage originations, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) issuance and life company commitment volumes, as well as commercial real estate collateralized debt obligations issuance; •Mortgage debt outstanding: Mortgage debt outstanding includes analysis of CMBS outstanding and CMBS yield spreads; •Loan servicing: Loan servicing includes listings of commercial/multi-family mortgage servicers and their roles and servicing volumes; and •A listing of recent MBA commercial/multi-family research news releases. To view the data book, visit www.mortgagebankers.org/files/research/2007fourthquarterdatabook.pdf. For more information, visit www.mortgagebankers.org.