SAN DIEGO—Total commercial and multifamily mortgage borrowing and lending is expected to break $1 trillion for the first time in 2022, a 13% increase from 2021′s estimated volume of $900 billion. So said a new forecast released by the Mortgage Bankers Association at its 2022 Commercial/Multifamily Finance Convention and Expo. 

During an afternoon general session, Michael Fratantoni, chief economist and SVP of research and industry technology at the Mortgage Bankers Association encouraged the audience that, with that in mind, they should "Be nimble."

He also said that "What looks like uncertainty today, won't be what it looks like tomorrow," and encouraged the audience to stay on their toes.

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