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MBA Announces 2019’s Top Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Originators
Apr 02, 2020
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According to a set of commercial/multifamily real estate finance league tables prepared by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the following firms were the top commercial/multifamily mortgage originators in 2019:
►Wells Fargo
►Eastdil Secured
►JP Morgan Chase & Company
►Meridian Capital Group
►Bank of America
►Newmark Knight Frank
►Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
MBA’s Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Firms-Annual Origination Volumes report is a comprehensive set of listings of 140 different commercial/multifamily mortgage originators, their 2019 volumes and the different roles they play. The report presents origination volumes in more than 140 categories, including by role, investor group, property type, financing structure type, and by the location of the originating office.
By dollar volume, the top five originators for third parties in 2019 were: JLL; Eastdil Secured; CBRE; Meridian Capital Group; and KeyBank.
The top five lenders in 2019 were: Wells Fargo; JP Morgan Chase & Company; KeyBank; Bank of America; and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Nine different companies were at the top of the 11 lists reporting total originations by investor groups: JP Morgan Chase & Company, Eastdil Secured, Citigroup Global Markets, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman Sachs were the top originators for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS); Wells Fargo, KeyBank, JP Morgan Chase & Company, JLL and Bank of America were the top originators for commercial bank loans; JLL, MetLife Investment Management, PGIM Real Estate Finance, Newmark Knight Frank and Eastdil Secured were the top originators for life insurance companies; Walker & Dunlop, CBRE, Wells Fargo, Berkadia and Greystone were the top originators for Fannie Mae; CBRE, Berkadia, JLL, Newmark Knight Frank and Walker & Dunlop were the top originators for Freddie Mac; and Orix Real Estate Capital LLC, Greystone, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC, Berkadia and Walker & Dunlop were the top originators for FHA/Ginnie Mae.

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