Annual commercial mortgage lending is again expected to expand this year, with the outlook most optimistic for government-sponsored enterprise activity.

Back in October, the Mortgage Bankers Association predicted that commercial real estate loan originations would total $515 billion during all of 2017.

The forecast, which included commercial mortgages and multifamily production, was a nearly 5 percent improvement over CRE loan originations during 2016.

Source: Mortgage Daily