News release

Despite pandemic, JLL remains top affordable multi-housing lender for 6th consecutive year

Record volume posted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2020

February 24, 2021

CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2021 – For the sixth consecutive year, JLL Capital Markets has been recognized as a top producer of affordable housing loans by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two largest U.S. multifamily housing finance sources.

JLL was ranked as the No. 1 Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Lender and No. 2 Fannie Mae Affordable Housing Lender, based upon 2020 nationwide production volume.  JLL posted record affordable housing loan production of $3.4 billion in debt and equity placement in 2020, more than double 2019 production of $1.7 billion.

“We are truly honored to be recognized as a leader in affordable housing by both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae,” said C.W. Early, head of JLL’s Affordable Housing Agency Lending Team. “This past year was not without challenges and despite the pandemic we remain committed to the multi-housing affordable market and the clients we serve in that space. We believe strongly that it is imperative to offer creative solutions to help grow, improve and preserve affordable units for the marketplace.”

“JLL Capital Markets is an industry leader in providing capital and investment advisory services to investors of multifamily housing,” added Brian Ranallo, Senior Managing Director. “Affordable housing specifically has always been a primary focus, and we look forward to growing our partnerships with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in delivering mission-driven affordable housing loans.”

In addition to its work with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, JLL also provides financing to the multi-housing market through FHA loan programs, banks, life insurance companies, debt funds and other capital sources.

JLL delivers multi-housing investors a full range of solutions through one diverse, integrated platform. The division employs approximately 400 professionals who provide comprehensive investment sales and disposition services with access to thousands of domestic and foreign investors. JLL is also one of the nation’s largest affordable and conventional multi-housing and seniors housing lenders with comprehensive loan underwriting, asset management and loan servicing capabilities. Agency/GSE lending and loan servicing are performed by JLL Real Estate Capital, LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. Loans made or arranged in California are pursuant to a California Financing Law license. 

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment sales advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 91,000 as of December 31, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit