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The Probability Renters Will Keep Renting Hits Record High

The average renter thinks there is a three-in-five chance they will still be in the rental market in 2027, according to the New York Federal Reserve’s recently released 2024 SCE Housing Survey. Compared to last year, the probability of the average renter not becoming a homeowner in the next three years was up 4.3 percentage points, reaching its highest mark since the study began in 2015.

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Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q2 2024

Small multifamily’s performance continues to conform to pre-pandemic norms typically seen before the historic boom years of 2021 and 2022. In the first quarter of 2024, cap rates and asset prices both improved quarter-over-quarter, Arbor’s Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q2 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, has found. The subsector’s fundamental strength will support steady growth amid tight credit conditions until interest rate relief invites increased investment activity.

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U.S. Multifamily Market Snapshot — May 2024

Key fundamentals of the U.S. multifamily remained strong to start 2024. Despite fears of oversupply, rent growth remained stable and vacancy rates remained near historical lows.

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Arbor Marketing Campaign Wins Two Awards at Industry Gala

For more than 30 years, Arbor has been committed to building strong bonds with clients that lead to mutual success. This philosophy is at the heart of a unique Arbor marketing campaign, The Art of Growing Financial Partnerships, which received two awards at the 30th Annual Financial Communications Society (FCS) Portfolio Awards Gala in New York City on May 2. The campaign, which was featured in two private jet terminals, used original stained-glass pieces to build brand awareness among high-net-worth travelers.

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Top SFR Annual Rent Growth Markets

Even as rents retreated elsewhere, single-family rentals (SFR) have continued to outperform all other housing sub-types, exceeding the all-property type national average in 17 consecutive months through February 2024, according to Zillow’s Observed Rent Index (ZORI). Annual SFR rent growth has seen substantial gains in many metropolitan areas since national rent growth peaked in March 2022. In this deep dive, the Chandan Economics and Arbor Realty Trust research teams pinpoint the metropolitan areas where SFR rents are rising the fastest.

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Arbor’s New True Colors Show Our Creativity and Green Roots

For more than 30 years, Arbor has been committed to growing financial partnerships that meaningfully impact communities nationwide. From planting trees to celebrate closed loans to supporting environmental organizations, our work has always been a win-win for our financial partners and the planet. But just as leaves change with each passing season, Arbor’s branding is evolving to seize the moment by embracing our roots with True Colors.

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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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