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Fannie Mae Prices a $996.5 Million Green Multifamily DUS REMIC (FNA 2019-M1) Under Its GeMS Program

January 10, 2019

Matthew Classick

WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) priced its first Multifamily DUS® REMIC in 2019 totaling $996.5 million under its Fannie Mae Guaranteed Multifamily Structures (Fannie Mae GeMS) program on January 8, 2019. 

"With the 19-M1, we launched our first Green GeMS deal of the year," said Dan Dresser, Vice President, Multifamily Capital Markets, Trading & Credit Pricing. "This marks Fannie Mae's ninth Green GeMS deal; the desk continues to bring alternative Green investments to the Green MBS market, while providing the same solid credit performance to our established DUS and GeMS investors."

Fannie Mae's Multifamily Green Financing Business provides financing through several different Green product offerings, encouraging apartment building owners to make energy and water savings improvements to their properties. In addition, the Fannie Mae Green Financing Business provides financing to properties holding a third-party, Fannie Mae-approved, Green Building Certification. Fannie Mae introduced the Green MBS product to the market in 2012 and has issued over $51 billion in Green MBS since the program’s inception. Read more about Fannie Mae's green initiative here.

"The M1 demonstrates Fannie Mae’s continued commitment to positive environmental and social impact," said Chrissa Pagitsas, Director, Multifamily Green Financing Business. "Because the M1 is fully collateralized by our Green Rewards MBS, the deal supports the reduction of greenhouse gases, as well as the reduction of utility costs for families and individual tenants through retrofits to existing, aging Multifamily housing in the United States. Cicero’s second opinion rating of our Green framework highlights the strong governance surrounding our Green Rewards program."

All classes of FNA 2019-M1 are guaranteed by Fannie Mae with respect to the full and timely payment of interest and principal. The structure details for the multi-tranche offering are in the table below:

Class Original Face Weighted Average Life Coupon (%) Coupon Type Spread Offered Price
A1 $81,500,000 6.24 3.355 FIX S+50 100.99
A2 $915,087,256 9.54 3.554 WAC S+72 101.22
X $81,500,000 6.22 0.199 WAC/IO Not Offered Not Offered
Total $996,587,256          


Group 1 Collateral

UPB $996,587,256
Collateral 61 Fannie Mae DUS MBS
Geographic Distribution CA (24.9%), GA (22.1%), FL (19.8%)
Weighted Average
Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)
Weighted Average
Loan-to-Value (LTV)

For additional information, please refer to the Fannie Mae GeMS REMIC Term Sheet (FNA 2019-M1) available on the Fannie Mae GeMS Archive page

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