Arbor’s Project Destined Mentors Train Tomorrow’s Real Estate Leaders

Founded in 2017, Project Destined has a mission to transform underrepresented young people into owners and stakeholders in their own communities. Today, it works with more than 2,500 students per year from over 350,000 colleges, universities, and high schools in more than 35 markets across the U.S., Europe, and Canada. Through its internship programs, Project Destined molds the next generation of real estate leaders by giving them an opportunity to directly interact with today’s leaders. For the last two years, Arbor employees have volunteered with Project Destined and received much more in return than they ever would have expected.

Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2023

Funding and Support Flow to Affordable Sector as Investor Interest Grows Even with concerted public and private initiatives, the affordable housing shortage has persisted in cities and communities across the U.S. As calls for change grow louder, new funding streams for Federal programs, like Housing Choice Voucher and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, aim to encourage Read the full article…

Research Reports

Research Reports Industry-LeadingResearch Reports from Arbor & Chandan Economics Be the first to access our timely insights. Subscribe now to have new reports delivered right to your inbox. Subscribe to Arbor Research Arbor Realty Trust, in partnership with Chandan Economics, publishes industry-leading research reports focused on multifamily and single-family real estate investing. With timely research and Read the full article…


Freddie Mac Green Advantage’s New Terms Improve Pricing and Widen Eligibility

A new update to Freddie Mac Green Advantage®, an attractive loan program in a rising interest rate environment, has added new incentives to going green to more multifamily borrowers than ever before. Freddie Mac recently announced a 15 bps pricing benefit to borrowers on top of any affordability benefits currently offered. At the same time, all previous affordability requirements were lifted, opening to door to more investors seeking to improve the sustainability of our communities.


Arbor’s Leah Fisher Honored for Long Island Philanthropic Work

Arbor Senior Vice President, Special Projects, Governance and Risk, Leah Fisher was the 2023 sole honoree at the second annual Family & Children’s Association (FCA) Long Island Women in Philanthropy breakfast and fashion show on March 30 at The Mansion at Oyster Bay in Woodbury, New York. Ms. Fisher gave a keynote speech at the event that encouraged attendees to get involved in their communities.

Fannie Mae Unfunded Forward Commitment

FANNIE MAE® Unfunded Forward Commitment Arbor offers an unfunded forward commitment to issue an MBS upon completion of construction and conversion to a permanent mortgage loan for multifamily affordable properties. The MBS as Collateral for Tax-exempt Bonds (M.TEB) execution is an available option for 4% LIHTC transactions.   BENEFITS Protection from interest rate volatility by Read the full article…


Aging Baby Boomers Reshape the Housing Market

While the 2008 financial crisis prompted a cyclical shift in U.S. housing — impacting everything from home prices to who can qualify for a mortgage — an equally impactful demographic change was just taking shape. The unprecedented wave of Baby Boomers that began retiring would disrupt the balance of the housing market.


Secondary and Tertiary Markets Gain Ground on Primary Cities

As secondary and tertiary markets continue to gain parity with larger primary cities around the nation, they offer investors a significant potential for return on investment, even as the U.S. and global economic landscapes face notable headwinds.


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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