MBA CREF panel 1 The panelists said despite shorter hold times with lots of pre-pay facilities, 2018 is looking robust for multifamily loans.

SAN DIEGO—Strong fundamentals, coupled with a supply/demand imbalance and rising interest rates, paint a rosy picture of the apartment sector for lenders, speakers at the MBA CREF/Multifamily conference here told attendees Tuesday. The panel “Mortgage Banking & Multifamily Finance” tackled the changes that could impact multifamily finance and the role of the mortgage-banking industry.