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Insights

Timely Insights that Support Market and Property-Level Decisions


We encourage clients to use the research briefs as templates for self-directed analysis using our STATVAL database application. Contact us for a demo and log-in.

Annual Asset Management Business Plans

Clients have used our Operating Performance Benchmark Analysis on an annual basis starting in 2017.

  • MFC Benchmarking reports support annual business planning, providing insights into a property’s competitive position. Impact of implementing annual business plan items can be measured as part of the next planning cycle.
  • MFC reports also support annual hold/sell analyses, a critical aspect of property annual plans.
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STATVAL™

Automated Statistical Valuation

The MFC Statistical Valuation Software Application (STATVAL™) provides an automated and cost-effective method to perform Property-Level Analytics. Clients use output either on a stand-alone basis and/or feed output into Client Asset Management and Underwriting Models. STATVAL™ applies the Income Capitalization Method in a manner that utilizes verifiable data and statistically matches underwriting assumptions used to calculate DSCR and LTV on documented Loan Originations. Once the Subject Property has been entered into STATVAL™, a Benchmark Underwriting may be executed in as little as 5-10 minutes. In addition to Property-Level Analytics, STATVAL provides Market-Level Research Dataset Downloads and Statistics. These tools provide a cost-effective complement to both in-house and external data and analytics.


Benchmarking Process

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AGENCY CMBS SURVEILLANCE
SUBORDINATE AND CONTROLLING CLASS INVESTMENTS

The STATVAL™ CMBS Surveillance Module is our most advanced application. The Module is a direct outgrowth of over a decade of experience in proprietary investment and risk management analytics related to FREMF Series K Controlling Class Tranches. The Module enables owners, buyers, sellers, and brokers of FREMF Series K Controlling Class Tranches to quickly obtain a reliable current LTV, DSCR, and levered income return on each asset. This allows users to identify loans that are likely to require capital to pay debt service, fund capital expenditures, or refinance. The user can then import identified properties into STATVAL™ Property-Level Analytics templates for a deep-dive underwriting.

Database, Verification, Confidentiality

A core component of the Multifamily Comps (MFC) Statistical Valuation System (STATVAL) is proprietary software that extracts and repurposes raw CMBS files for Advanced Statistics and Automated Property-Level Analytics.

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  • 45,000+ Appraised Values and Underwritten Financials and 150,000+ serialized Operating Statements extracted from CMBS Offering Circulars and Trustee Reports
  • Primary concentration is Garden style apartments serving middle income households. Also includes significant groupings of Mid-Rise, High-Rise, Senior, Healthcare, Student, and Manufactured Housing.
  • Integrated with Tract-Level Census Data used to calculate Demographic Profiles for each Database and Client Property. Includes range of Affordability Categories consistent with FHFA and ESG mandates.
  • All Client Property Data is saved on segregated data tables for the exclusive usage by the respective Client and specifically NOT co-mingled with the broader MFC Database or made available to other Clients.

Our Team

Webster Hughes, PhD

Co-Founder, Managing Partner

  • Responsibilities:
    Product Development, System Architecture, Software, IP, Business Development, Client Analytics
  • Background:
    Hughes started his career with a PhD in Mathematical Physics Princeton University and two major scientific publications while in his early twenties. In 1986, Dr. Hughes left academia and joined Salomon Brothers to develop the first generation of valuation and risk models for Mortgage-Backed Securities. Subsequent positions include Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns, Managing Director First Union Capital Markets, and Proprietary Consultant to Bank of America. For the past decade, Hughes’ work has been focused extensively on Freddie Mac Multifamily CMBS Investments. This work led to consulting projects using the Freddie Mac Multifamily Data and then to Multifamily Comps LLC.

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John Baczewski, CPA, CRE

Co-Founder, Partner

  • Responsibilities:
    Institutional Real Estate Expertise, Product Development, Business Development
  • Background:
    Baczewski founded and for the past 16 years has served as President of Real Estate Fiduciary Services LLC (REFS), an independent provider of fiduciary services and strategic consulting to institutional investors. Previously, Mr. Baczewski worked in senior institutional real estate investment, finance, and operating positions, as well as 10 years of Big Four public accounting. Mr. Baczewski has served in numerous industry associations including as Chairman of the Institutional Real Estate Reporting Standards Board sponsored by National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) and Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). In 2017, Mr. Baczewski contracted with Dr. Hughes to use the Freddie Mac Multifamily Data to perform Operating Performance Benchmark Analyses for several large institutional clients. This business launched Multifamily Comps LLC.

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Webster Hughes IV

Co-Founder, Partner

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Ashley Turso

Business Development

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William Hughes

Business Development

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