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Arbor Funds 15 FHA Loans for $193.5M Across Eight States in the U.S.

UNIONDALE, NY (October 15, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently closed several FHA transactions totaling nearly $200M across the U.S. The loans, which span from Texas to Michigan, consist of refinance and new construction executions. “As we continue to grow our FHA platform, this recent volume of funding speaks to the capabilities of Arbor’s dedicated FHA Lending Group and demonstrates our commitment to executing loans that advance workforce housing and energy-efficient properties,” said John Caulfield, Chief Operating Officer, Agency Lending. “We are pleased to support our clients’ financial needs in this low interest rate environment through our diverse suite of FHA-insured products to help them achieve their individual investment goals.” Details of the Transactions Two properties received new construction financing each with a 40-year term through the FHA 221(d)(4) program: Dolce Vita in Granbury, TX, received $24.7M in the second quarter of 2020. When the multifamily property opens in 2021, it will consist of 145-units with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. The gated-community will also include a pet Read the full article…

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Arbor Funds $5M Fannie Mae Small Loans in Tampa, FL

UNIONDALE, NY (October 14, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded two Fannie Mae Small Loans in Tampa, FL. The properties, totaling 90 units, received $5M in acquisition financing. Sam Schwass of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loan. “We were happy to help repeat sponsors expand their portfolio in this growing market,” Schwass said. “At Arbor, we value nurturing long-lasting partnerships and take pride in offering customized solutions that fulfill our clients’ short- and long-term financial needs.” Royal Village Apartments received $4M. The 68-unit multifamily complex is made up of one- and two-bedroom floorplans. Retail shopping and the University of South Florida at Tampa are nearby. Sophia Villas received $910,000. Built in 1974, the two-story, 22-unit property is close to local shopping. The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens and Busch Gardens Tampa is a short driving distance away. About Us 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, seniors housing, Read the full article…

Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) 5-5

FANNIE MAE DUS® Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) 5-5 Arbor’s DUS® ARM 5-5 product offers a 5-year variable rate financing option with an embedded cap and an option to extend for an additional 5-year term or convert to a fixed rate.   BENEFITS Attractive low-cost financing; no minimum or maximum loan size; maximum interest rate is set at rate lock; optional extension to second 5-year term with minimal reunderwriting; convertible to a fixed-rate loan with minimal re-underwriting ELIGIBILITY Existing, stabilized multifamily properties, including: Conventional, Multifamily Affordable Housing, Seniors Housing, Student Housing, and Manufactured Housing Communities; loans for acquisition or refinance TERM Initial 5-year loan term; optional extension to a second 5-year term at maturity; rollover will retain the same guaranty and servicing fees as the original loan; rollover will not incur a prepayment premium AMORTIZATION Up to 30 years INTEREST RATE ADJUSTMENTS Adjusts based on changes to the underlying index and is equal to the index plus the margin MAXIMUM LTV 65% MINIMUM DSCR 1.00x at the maximum lifetime interest rate; mortgage loan amount shall not exceed that of a fixed Read the full article…

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Arbor Funds $177.8M in Multifamily Loans Across the Southeastern U.S.

UNIONDALE, NY (September 29, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, closed 18 deals totaling $177.8M across the Southeastern U.S. Alexander Kaushansky of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loans. “Providing our clients certainty of execution while tailoring optimum terms is what we do best at Arbor,” Kaushansky said. “We take pride in our ability to service our clients’ needs on diverse loans utilizing different products.” Crestview Manor Apartments in Paris, TN, received $10.5M in refinancing through the Fannie Mae Multifamily Affordable Housing program in the second quarter of 2020. The pet-friendly community consists of 52-units with one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans. Concord View Townhomes in Concord, NC, received $10.5M in refinancing through the Freddie Mac Conventional program in the second quarter of 2020. The complex offers one, two- and three-bedroom units with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. It also features basketball and tennis courts, a business center and clubhouse. The following three properties located in the Carolinas were refinanced through the Fannie Mae DUS® program: Villas at Garden Way in Read the full article…


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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