Commercial Bridge Loans: Fast, Flexible Financing for Multifamily Investors

With constantly changing market conditions, investors sometimes need access to capital with flexible terms to improve or secure an asset. Commercial bridge loans are a popular financing tool that provides borrowers with short-term capital for renovations and purchases. They are often the perfect first step in the door to the beginning of a long-term financial partnership.

Current Reports

Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

On the heels of a strong 2023, the single-family rental (SFR) sector is positioned to expand even more in 2024. Build-to-rent (BTR) starts ticked up in the third quarter to reach 7.8%, another record high. With occupancy rates stable and lease renewal rent growth above historical averages, SFR has healthy fundamentals that will continue to support growth amid headwinds, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, shows.


U.S. Multifamily Market Snapshot — Q4 2023

The U.S. multifamily market continued to show signs of slowing at the end of 2023, although demand remained robust, with high home prices leading younger generations of higher-income households to choose renting over homeownership.


Arbor Recognized as Top Lender by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA in 2023

Arbor’s platform of diverse multifamily financing solutions and our strong industry relationships drive us to the top of the multifamily lender rankings year after year. Through decades-long partnerships with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA, our best-in-class team delivered results for our borrowers in 2023, propelling Arbor to the top of the partner rankings.

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Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

Small multifamily starts the year from a position of strength with normalizing expense ratios and healthy occupancy rates. After demonstrating resiliency amid headwinds, this subsector is ready to capitalize on any positive momentum in the financial markets. Arbor’s Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines and explains the key developments every investor needs to know.

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Bridge Loans

Arbor offers bridge financing that provides first mortgage financing for properties located in strong markets with excellent sponsorship.

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Arbor Bridge Loans offer commercial real estate investors the opportunity to leverage short-term financing benefits without compromising long-term ROI, creating seamless financial transitions.

  • Structured Financing Bridge Loan Program Term Sheet




      Generally, 1 to 3 years; extension options available


      Determined on a case-by-case basis; typically interest only payments


      1.25 at exit with appropriate in-place DSCR; lower DSCRs considered if payment supported by prefunded interest reserves or guarantees


      Minimum 75% of exit value

    • LTC

      Up to 80% of approved costs


      Floating rate over CME SOFR index; spread varies based on risk and terms


      Multifamily projects located in strong markets with positive demographic, population, and employment trends


      Traditional acquisitions, acquisitions with rehab component, acquisitions with nearly completed new construction, debt buy-backs with fresh equity and properties in lease-up in strong markets


      Established track record and appropriate net worth and liquidity commensurate with transaction


      First mortgage lien on subject property


      Monthly deposits required


      Monthly deposits required


      Generally, non-recourse with standard carve-outs


      Generally permitted

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