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Former First Franklin CEO to Lead WDB Funding

WDB Funding, LLC, announced the appointment of Andrew Pollock as the firm's president and CEO. Pollock brings 25 years' experience heading large-scale lending operations to his new role, where he is responsible for providing day-to-day leadership, managing operations, and executing the strategic direction of the company.

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Report: Affordable Housing Programs Creating Residential Segregation

Federal affordable housing efforts may be responsible for perpetuating racial segregation, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) says in a new report. The report, titled "Choice Constrained, Segregation Maintained: Using Federal Tax Credits to Provide Affordable Housing," centers on an analysis of ten years of data on affordable housing developed under the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The center obtained data from three tax credit allocation agencies in New York.

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Freddie Mac Maintains Positive Outlook for Multifamily Market

In its mid-year multifamily outlook for 2013, Freddie Mac notes that multifamily market fundamentals such as rents and vacancies continue to improve, with New York, San Francisco, Denver, Seattle, and Los Angeles all seeing marked growth. At the same time, supply presents a problem, the analysts said. While starts have seen growth over the last several years, completions are still lagging, and the gap between the two measures continues to grow wider.

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Survey Shows Improvements in Multifamily Market Conditions

Apartment markets improved in April in all categories, according to the National Multi Housing Council's (NMHC) April Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions. All four of the survey's indexes--Market Tightness, Sales Volume, Equity Financing, and Debt Financing--came in above 50, which marks the point between improving and deteriorating conditions. April's gains reverse findings made in January, when Market Tightness and Sales Volume dropped below 50 for the first time since 2010.

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CBRE Group Reports Continued Growth in Commercial Real Estate

The U.S. commercial real estate (CRE) market continued to look better in the first quarter of 2013, according to CBRE Group, Inc. The latest analysis from the CRE services and investment firm shows vacancy levels dropping or remaining level across all commercial sectors as demand continues to rise. Retail locations and warehouse buildings had their best quarter in terms of vacancy/availability declines in several years "as a result of a more confident consumer," CBRE Group reports.

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