Current Reports

Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q4 2023

Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q4 2023, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, explores a multifamily sector ending the year on a high note as demand climbs for quality single-family rental (SFR) homes. Even with interest rates high, more shovels went in the ground for SFR projects, increasing build-to-rent (BTR) construction’s market share to a new peak. In the third quarter, SFR’s robust rent collections and retreating cap rates also demonstrated the sector’s continued resiliency amid economic dislocation.

Press Releases

Arbor’s Servicer Ratings Affirmed and Positive Outlook Rating Assigned by Fitch

Fitch Ratings Recognizes Arbor’s Commitment to Excellence and Innovation Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) NEW YORK, NEW YORK – November 29, 2023: Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed Arbor Multifamily Lending, LLC’s (Arbor) commercial primary and special servicer ratings, further solidifying Arbor’s position as a trusted partner in the multifamily lending industry. Concurrently, they have assigned a Positive Outlook to each rating, reflecting an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. Commercial primary servicer rating at ‘CPS2’; Outlook Positive; Commercial special servicer rating at ‘CSS3+’; Outlook Positive. “The assignment of the Positive Outlook reflects Fitch’s 12–24 month view on the trajectory of Arbor’s primary servicer rating, noting that as the new borrower website is fully realized and deployed and turnover within the primary servicing function continues to stabilize, positive rating movement is possible.” – Fitch Ratings Read more from Fitch about the key rating drivers behind this announcement. Direct inquiries to [email protected]. About Arbor Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) is a nationwide real estate investment trust and direct lender, providing loan origination and servicing for multifamily, single-family rental (SFR) portfolios, and other diverse commercial Read the full article…


Video: Special Report Fall 2023 Key Takeaways

In this video, Dr. Sam Chandan, Founding Director of the C.H. Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business and non-executive chairman of Chandan Economics, details the key takeaways of Arbor’s Special Report Fall 2023, which he co-authored with Ivan Kaufman, Chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust.


FHFA Loan Caps for 2024: What Multifamily Borrowers Need to Know

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a $10 billion rollback of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s volume cap for loan purchases for 2023 to $140 billion ($70 billion for each agency). This move aligns with industry expectations, given the anticipation of continued headwinds for the multifamily in 2024. Next year’s cap for the Government-Sponsored Entities (GSEs) is a reduction of approximately 7% from the $150 billion limit set for 2023 and a return to the level it was in 2021.

Current Reports

Affordable Housing Trends Report Fall 2023

With the cost of living climbing, the need for affordable housing has become more urgent. Although demand continues to outpace available supply, multifamily investment in affordable housing is fortified by Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Project-Based Section 8, and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs. Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Fall 2023, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the supply-driven programs and policies designed to improve supply at a point in time when federal gridlock has stalled many funding increases.


Arbor Private Construction (APC)

Designed for experienced sponsorship with construction-ready projects located in strong MSAs and who desire and value a financing partner throughout the life cycle of their ownership.



When you need financing for new construction – with an eye towards long-term ownership – Arbor now offers multifamily investors short-term, floating-rate financing to be matched with our existing suite of financing products and programs. Arbor Private Construction (APC) serves as a complement to our established and impactful Single Family Rental (SFR) and Build-to-Rent (BTR) construction lending program.

All Arbor sponsors benefit from the highest level of partnership and customer service along the life cycle of their loans. Arbor offers Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, Bridge, Non-Agency and CMBS permanent financing, ensuring a smooth loan transition all with one lender. Arbor offers a complimentary loan program to our existing product lines to give borrowers added flexibility and financing options for their market-rate properties.


Arbor’s Private Construction Program is Easier than You Think

  • Arbor Private Construction Loans range from $25 million to $100 million
  • Up to 75% Loan-to-Cost, subject to minimum underwritten exit debt yield & DSCR
  • Underwritten to an Agency-qualifying loan exit
  • Secure a lending partner to stand with you when the shovel meets the ground
  • Obtain government-sponsored permanent financing
  • Gain the efficiency and cost savings of partnering with one lender throughout the life of asset ownership


Eligible Transaction Criteria

  • Vertical/Garden-Style ground-up multifamily projects with Agency-qualifying characteristics
  • Located in primary markets and strong secondary markets with positive demographic, population and employment trends
  • Debt buy-backs with fresh equity
  • Properties in lease-up
  • Projected completion within 36 months
  • Sponsorship with an established track record of constructing, owning and managing multifamily assets with appropriate net worth and liquidity commensurate with the Loan’s credit profile
  • Mixed-Use allowance for a portion of proforma EGI to be generated from non-residential revenue
  • A complete, cost-engineered construction budget with qualified and experienced general contractors


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