While Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie continued to dominate the business of securitizing income-property mortgages, issuance of non-agency CMBS gained ground in 2019 thanks to significant increases in office, industrial and multifamily transactions.
Lenders generated a hefty $2.375 trillion of first-lien home loans last year, the strongest the market’s been since 2006. Volume was up 8% from the third to the fourth quarter, but not all lenders took advantage of the refi wave. (Includes two data charts.)
Most of the decline in bank GSE servicing was recorded at Wells Fargo, Chase and Bank of America. Big nonbank gainers included NewRez, Quick-en, Matrix Financial and PennyMac. (Includes two data charts.)