Research Fellow Mark Willis Presents on Multi-Family Housing at Hoyt Conference

Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy   (New York)

May 2012

Research Fellow Mark Willis served as a panelist at the Hoyt Institute conference in Palm Beach, Florida, where he discussed the role of government in the multi-family housing market. Alongside panelists from Deutsche Bank, Freddie Mac and Beekman Advisors, Willis, who noted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac accounted for over 50 percent of multi-family housing mortgage originations in 2011, explored alternatives to the secondary housing market, and discussed policies to strengthen the housing market demand in response to significant losses from mortgage-backed securities. The Hoyt Institute at the Weimer School, which convened scholars and practitioners from across the country, focuses on real estate and land use policy research.