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Private Label Program

Arbor is expanding financing options for investors in the Private Label marketplace.

Loan Amount $4 million minimum
Loan Term 5-, 7- and 10-year options
Amortization 30 years; interest-only periods can range from zero to ten years, determined by leverage, debt yield, market and overall credit quality
Minimum DSCR 1.25x
Maximum LTV 75% (amortizing); 65% (full-term interest-only)
MINIMUM DEBT YIELD 7%; exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis
INTEREST RATE Fixed rate over the greater of the 10-year Treasury rate or 10-year swap rate; spread varies based on risk and terms
ORIGINATION FEE Minimum of 0.25%
CASH MANAGEMENT Springing Lockbox upon EOD
SUBORDINATE DEBT Mezzanine debt available on a case-by-case basis; program can also allow for future mezzanine debt
BORROWER/SPONSORSHIP Borrower must be a newly formed, single-purpose, bankruptcy-remote Delaware LLC. Sponsor must have an established track record, appropriate net worth and liquidity commensurate with transaction; normal expectations are a minimum net worth equal to the loan amount and liquidity of no less than 10% of the loan amount
COLLATERAL TYPES Conventional multifamily
TAX AND INSURANCE ESCROWS Monthly deposits required
REPLACEMENT RESERVES Monthly deposits required
RECOURSE Generally nonrecourse with standard carve-outs
PREPAYMENT Defeasance; open during last three months of loan term
EARLY RATE LOCK Available on a case-by-case basis
ASSUMPTIONS AND TRANSFERS One-time assumption, subject to lender approval and payment of 1% fee


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