We've consistently ranked as the #1 Fannie Mae DUS lender in the nation, with 13.9 percent market share, a $53.4 billion lending portfolio, and $9.3 billion in loans originated in 2021 alone.
What should you expect if you finance through Fannie Mae? Fannie Mae has provided small multifamily loans for more than two decades and has provided more than $24 billion of liquidity to this market in the past ten years. Their robust program offers loans up to $6 million. It's worth noting that Fannie Mae does take a unique approach to risk sharing, which can impact who they lend to and why – our team understands their platform. Because of our history with the agency, we are willing to be much more aggressive than our competitors to take on more risk.
With a 15.9 percent market share, a $37.1 billion lending portfolio, and $6.2 billion in loans completed in 2021 alone, our Freddie Mac lending team ranked as the #4 lending partner in 2020 and has ranked in the top five for the past eight years.
Walker & Dunlop is an approved Freddie Mac Multifamily Small Balance Loan (SBL) lender with the resources, expertise, and insights to seamlessly originate Freddie Mac financing for loans between $1 and $7.5M.
Launched in 2014, the Freddie Mac SBL platform has grown exponentially since its inception. As of 2020, more than 10,500 loans have originated through their program in more than 300 markets nationwide. With an emphasis on stability and consistency, Freddie Mac Multifamily provides sustainable financing solutions through streamlined processes with terms that can meet your specialized needs.
Freddie Mac does take a slightly different approach to small balance lending than they do for their conventional lending platform – they have designed a platform that simplifies the underwriting and closing processes to lower closing costs for you.
In today’s fluid economic environment, Walker Private Lending focuses on delivering more cash flow and higher proceeds than traditional capital sources with interest-only loans starting at $2 million. As a joint venture between Walker & Dunlop and Kayne Anderson Real Estate, Walker & Dunlop underwrites, closes, and services these loans in-house to provide investors greater certainty of execution and a seamless end-to-end process.
Walker Private Lending targets stabilized, cash-flowing assets including conventional multifamily, manufactured housing, student housing, and scattered-site assets with a primary multifamily component.
By offering loans as little as $2 million, Walker Private Lending offers owners of small- to mid-size multifamily properties best-in-class service with competitive loan terms including non-recourse, floating rate loans, full-term and partial-term interest-only, and fixed rate loans with flexible pre-payment options.
You may be able to save up to half a percentage point or more on your interest rate if you are charging "affordable" rents to your tenants, have a "green-certified" property, or are planning to implement eco-friendly improvements. Many owners and operators miss the opportunity to receive competitive Fannie, Freddie, or HUD financing because of misconceptions about what qualifies as "affordable". Our small-balance lending experts can inform you about current financing incentives and determine whether your property may be eligible.