HUD Removes Cap on LIHTC Loans to Encourage Larger-Sized Affordable Investment

Last month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the removal of the $25 million loan amount cap for transactions under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Pilot Program. Heralded as a massive win for affordable housing, this opens the door to more investment in a sector where tenant demand outweighs available supply.


Hidden Benefits of Working with an ESG-Minded CRE Organization

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs do more for a company than meets the eye. This emerging framework, which reimagines how corporations interact with the world around them, can boost profitability and valuation. But did you know ESG programs also provide lesser-known benefits that are equally valuable to investors and other stakeholders?


Utah Attracts Growing Number of Young, High-Income Renters

Utah is quietly having a moment. Already a national leader in natural population increase and state-level population growth, its nexus of metros, including Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden, has attracted increasing numbers of young, high-income renters due to its affordability, robust labor market, and exciting outdoor activities.


Arbor Plants a Tree, Symbolizing Our Strength, to Mark Three Anniversaries

Forty years ago, Ivan Kaufman, a first-year law student at Hofstra, planted the roots of what would become Arbor Realty Trust. To commemorate the company’s founding and growth, a group of employees planted an Eastern Red Cedar tree, a symbol of strength and resilience, at Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre, NY, this week.


The Top Five Tightest Rental Markets in the U.S.

Most rental markets from New York City to San Francisco are tight right now, but are some feeling the pinch more than others? To answer this question, Chandan Economics created a matrix that analyzes rent growth and rental occupancy rates to find out which metro markets have the highest demand for rental housing.


Arbor’s Strength in FHA Multifamily Lending Gives Borrowers an Edge

Did you know? As a longstanding U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender, Arbor has closed more than 250 FHA loans – and that count is climbing. In the first quarter of 2023, amidst a volatile market, Arbor worked with borrowers to secure more than $148 million in FHA financing.


Matt Maison
Matt Maison, VP, Director of Research for Arbor, is an experienced commercial real estate analyst and thought leader. His focus is on multifamily markets and the economy. Formerly, he led CBRE’s Manhattan research team, and was the Director of Corporate research at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Prior to joining the real estate industry, Matt worked in the field of biotechnology.

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