HFF Tops Several MBA Rankings Categories

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its 2016 rankings of Commercial/Multi-Family Mortgage Firms’ Origination Volumes, and HFF came out on top as the No. 1 originator for third parties by dollar volume as well as the No. 1 intermediary for both life insurance companies and for credit companies.

“The MBA Commercial/Multifamily Annual Origination Rankings is the only comprehensive tracking of the major commercial real estate lenders and intermediaries in the industry,” HFF Executive Managing Director Gerard Sansosti said. “HFF is very proud of another record year in debt production ($44.7 billion) and its No. 1 MBA ranking among third parties, which includes our intermediary business as well as our Freddie Mac Seller-Servicer production.”

As an intermediary, HFF ranked No. 1 in the “other investors” category and earned the No. 2 spot for both overall intermediaries and for Fannie Mae. HFF ranked No. 3 for CMBS. Additionally, looking at structure type within the intermediary categories, HFF ranked No. 1 for seconds/mezzanine/preferred equity structures and No. 1 for first lien structures.

HFF also made its mark in the property type categories as an intermediary, with the No. 1 ranking in retail, No. 2 rankings in office and in healthcare, No. 3 rankings in conventional multifamily and hotel and No. 4 in industrial. This makes HFF the only intermediary to be ranked in the top three of the major property categories of multi-housing, office, retail, hotel and healthcare.

In the total originations categories, HFF ranked as the top originator for credit companies. Additionally, HFF is No. 3-ranked originator in total originations, CMBS and for Freddie Mac, which helps ensure a supply of affordable rental housing by purchasing and securitizing mortgages on apartment buildings around the United States. 

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