Commercial banks and savings institutions were the largest single investor group for commercial and multifamily mortgages - responsible for $19.8 billion, or 24 percent, of the closed loan volume. Multifamily properties were the dominant property type - representing $36.5 billion, or 44 percent of the lending total.
"Relatively few commercial mortgages were made in 2009, as the recession curtailed both the supply of and demand for new mortgage debt," said Jamie Woodwell, MBA's Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research. "As the recession has receded, origination volumes have picked up slightly, but the absolute levels remain low."
Here are some key findings as it relates to the residential market
$15.9 billion of multifamily loans were closed for Fannie Mae, a 32 percent decline from 2008.
$15.2 billion of multifamily loans were closed for Freddie Mac, a 24 percent decline from 2008.
$5.8 billion of loans were closed for FHA/Ginnie Mae, a 168 percent increase from 2008.
Loans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac accounted for 85 percent of the total reported multifamily volume in 2009.