Freddie Mac Multifamily says it has reached the $100 billion milestone in multifamily mortgages through its K-Deal program. By transferring the vast majority of the expected credit losses of the underlying loans to private capital markets, K-Deals reduce the company's credit exposure and taxpayer risk.
Since the program was launched in 2009, Freddie Mac has issued more than $100 billion through 80 K-Deals. The K-Deal program has grown to include various types of transactions, including five-, seven- and 10-year term loans; floating-rate loans; single borrower loans; legacy portfolio loans; and seniors, student, military and targeted affordable housing loans.
Freddie Mac says the K-Deal has been essential to Multifamily's shift from its business model as a ‘buy and hold’ company to a ‘buy and sell’ company. Freddie Mac now securitizes about 90% of its multifamily mortgages purchases, the majority of which are backed by apartment communities with affordable rents.