Multifamily properties led the list of investments in what was a record year of of commercial and multifamily lending in 2018.  Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed $573.9 billion in loans during the year according to results from a Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) survey.  The total represents an 8 percent increase from the volume in 2017. Multifamily lending accounted for $266.4 billion in lending volume. This category was followed by office buildings, retail properties, industrial, hotel/motel and health care.  Ninety-six percent of the volume was in senior lien lending. 

 

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