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.


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.

Current Reports

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.


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.


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.


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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Our Responsibility

ESG at Arbor

The history and culture of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. provide a solid foundation for our ESG framework. Our origin is that of a small company with an entrepreneurial spirit and meaningful partnerships with those who align with our investing goals and strategy. While we have grown significantly over the last 25+ years, we have retained that core spirit, which has attracted and allowed us to retain a talented and diverse employee base and continuously reaffirm our commitment to several programs that support ESG, including affordable housing across the United States.

It is indeed the relationships with our employees, counterparties, and clients that inform our business decisions as we move forward, and enable us to clearly see the path to our goals of contributing to sustainability, being profitable, and maximizing shareholder value.

Arbor strives to maintain these fundamental constructs that have brought us great success while realizing those areas in which we can continue to grow and develop as an exemplary corporate citizen.

Our dedication to corporate social responsibility and sustainability is clearly evidenced through some of our recent initiatives, as well as our ongoing commitment to consistent growth when it comes to business ethics and compliance, people and culture, and community outreach.

Defining Arbor's ESG Priorities

We believe the following topics are among the most significant ESG matters for our business and stakeholders.


Climate change and other environmental factors pose risks to our investment portfolio that we must actively manage, and we also recognize our responsibility to operate our business in a manner that limits negative environmental impacts.

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Our social commitment is focused on human capital management, which includes providing resources and support to attract, grow, and retain our exceptional team of professionals, as well as constructively interacting with the communities in which we operate across the United States.

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A solid governance structure is crucial to our long-term success as a real estate finance company, including an effective ethics and compliance program, mindful consideration to information security and privacy concerns, and quality corporate governance processes at the Board level.

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Our Core Values


We are dedicated to providing bespoke financing solution for commercial and multifamily investment opportunities.


To be the best mortgage lender in the commercial and multifamuly space by being a reliable financing source for clients; becoming a front-of-mind choice for all mortgage financing needs.


Innovation, entrepreneurship, loyalty, quality, efficiency, and appreciation.

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ESG Leadership and Oversight

Arbor’s history as a premier provider of commercial and multifamily loans would not have been possible without our commitment to clear and strong corporate governance. This commitment now extends to our governance of ESG matters, including our processes for measuring, disclosing, and reporting ESG metrics. In 2021, we took our first steps towards defining the governance of ESG at Arbor, from our Board of Directors to our senior management. We look forward to continually improving our ESG metrics, learning more about our impact, and making changes for a brighter future.

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