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The D.C. Regional office is a consistently high-volume origination office that provides a complete range of debt and equity options for all types of income producing real estate. With an unmatched number of insurance company relationships to a deep network of CMBS, bank and debt fund contacts, the office can provide clients with an array of competitive financing solutions. Additionally, the group has a complete array of agency debt options (Fannie Mae DUS, Freddie Mac and FHA) for multifamily assets. The office benefits from multi-decade relationships, which has enabled them to guide many of those relationships into third-party investments. The team is experienced in arranging joint-venture equity and structured finance solutions for most development and acquisition opportunities.

Please call Ken Gentzel at 301.654.6949, Gary McGlynn at 301.654.6420 or Jason Smith at 301.654.6806 to learn more.

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D.C. is a hotspot for multifamily investors, lenders as absorption ticks up

Jason Smith, managing director of NorthMarq’s Washington, D.C., office was recently featured in Southeast Real Estate Business. Read the story below.

Driven by increasing high-paying jobs, billions of dollars in public and private investment and healthy population growth, the Washington, D.C. metro area boasts a dynamic multifamily market with rebounding rent growth and stabilizing occupancy rates.

Washington, D.C. gained 20,500 jobs in June, according to the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services.

Additionally, D.C.’s population topped 700,000 for the first time since 1975. The Washington metropolitan area’s total population has climbed to more than 6 million, and more households mean more demand for apartments.

The strong fundamentals have led to increased rent growth in the apartment sector. D.C.’s average net asking rate is $1,990 – up 1.7 percent, making it the sixth-fastest rent growth in the United States, according to Reis. The net asking rent increased for 10 consecutive quarters.

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Jason Smith promoted to Managing Director of NorthMarq’s Washington, D.C., regional office

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 31, 2019) – The Washington, D.C., regional office of NorthMarq announces the promotion of Jason Smith to managing director. In his new role, Smith will co-manage the daily operations of the Washington office with managing directors Kenneth Gentzel and Gary McGlynn as it provides a complete range of debt and equity options through its unmatched number of insurance company relationships, deep network of CMBS, bank and debt fund contacts and complete array of in-house agency debt options (Fannie Mae DUS, Freddie Mac and FHA).

“Jason is well-deserving of this promotion as he has demonstrated a strong work ethic to his clients and NorthMarq,” said William Ross, president. “He exemplifies NorthMarq’s upcoming generation of leaders—possessing deep market knowledge along with innovative new ideas for clients.”

Smith joined NorthMarq in 2003 and within the last five years alone, he has originated in excess of $4 billion in debt and equity for private family and institutional property owners, developers and investors among numerous asset classes including office, multifamily, industrial, retail, hospitality and self-storage. Prior to joining NorthMarq, he was employed with the Pension Fund Advisory Group of Legg Mason Real Estate Services.

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Frank Relihan delivers HUD update in NorthMarq’s Market News

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HUD Focuses its Attention on Urban and Affordable

HUD is still a reliable entity providing a needed source of capital in the market place. They are putting the “U” back into HUD, with more focus on Urban and “affordable.” After the great recession, HUD was one of a few lenders offering refinancing and construction/permanent products while the banks and life companies were out of business, and consequently they quickly filled up their allocation in major urban areas.

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