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How Multifamily Property Renovations Add Value and Marketability

The ideal time to renovate is when the rental market is strong. With high occupancy rates, borrowers are more likely to quickly realize returns on their multifamily property renovations through higher rents. However, renovating during a market downturn, when rents are often cheaper, inventory is higher, and materials are more affordable, is also a sound strategy.

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Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q2 2024

Quarter after quarter, the single-family rental (SFR) sector reaches new heights. From new construction to cap rates, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q2 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, details how the sector’s healthy fundamentals create profound optimism in its long-term prospects.

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Arbor Sponsors Smile Farms Golf Outing Supporting Local Employment Opportunities

Arbor, which takes pride in helping employees reach their full potential, was honored to sponsor and participate in Smile Farms’ 10th Anniversary Golf Outing on May 20 at the Plandome Country Club on Long Island, NY, benefiting the Long Island-based organization dedicated to advancing opportunities for people with disabilities.

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New York State’s 2025 Budget Advances Affordable Housing Goals

In April, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a landmark budget agreement heralded as a giant step for affordable housing. New York’s FY 2025 Enacted Budget includes several key policy changes that could create thousands of affordable housing units across the state.

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SFR East 2024: How Economics and Demographics Shape the Rental Market

IMN’s Single Family Rental Forum (East), the cornerstone gathering of the SFR industry, concluded on May 22, 2024, in Miami, FL. Over three days, 1,800 attendees listened to more than 280 speakers discuss all angles of the SFR industry. On the first day of the conference, Arbor’s Tres Seippel, Director, Construction Management, participated in a wide-ranging panel discussion examining economic and demographic forces influencing SFR and build-to-rent (BTR), which also featured Rick Dalton, President of the Dalton Group, Domonic Purviance of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes, and Heather Williams, VP at Willow Bridge Property Company.

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Affordable Housing Market Snapshot — May 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. With more funding on the way, policymakers and private market advocates are pressing ahead with plans to add units to an increasingly tight housing market.

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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

    • LOAN AMOUNT

      $15–$100M

    • LOAN TERM

      Generally, 1 to 3 years; extension options available

    • AMORTIZATION

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

    • MINIMUM DSCR

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

    • MAXIMUM LTV

      Minimum 75% of exit value

    • LTC

      Up to 80% of approved costs

    • INTEREST RATE

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

    • ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES

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

    • ELIGIBLE TRANSACTIONS

      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

    • SPONSORSHIP

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

    • SECURITY

      First mortgage lien on subject property

    • TAX & INSURANCE ESCROWS

      Monthly deposits required

    • REPLACEMENT RESERVES

      Monthly deposits required

    • RECOURSE

      Generally, non-recourse with standard carve-outs

    • PREPAYMENT

      Generally permitted

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