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GSEs Establish Tougher Standards for Green Apartment Loans in 2019

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac increase required energy/water conservation to 30 percent from 25 percent for next year.

Bendix Anderson | Nov 20, 2018

Multifamily borrowers will have to do a lot more in 2019 to get the lower interest rates offered by Fannie May and Freddie Mac’s popular “green” lending programs.

“In this rising interest rate environment, people are going to want to lower their interest rates in whatever way they can,” say Blake Cohen, senior director, equity, debt and structured finance, with real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.