Small Balance Multifamily Investment Snapshot — Q2 2019
Following soft lending figures to begin 2019, lower-than-expected long-term interest rates have ignited a frenzy of refinancing activity. Annualized figures through Q2 2019 totaled $58.5 billion in lending volume, representing a 7.9% gain from 2018.
National average cap rates for multifamily properties backed by small balance loans dropped to their lowest post-crisis level following a steep drop in Treasury yields. In the second quarter of 2019, small multifamily cap rates dropped to 5.8%, a decline of 9 basis points (bps) from the preceding quarter and down 11 bps from a year earlier.
Here’s a quick look at the small balance multifamily finance and investment benchmarks for Q2 2019.
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