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.

Current Reports

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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Corporate Governance

At Arbor

At Arbor, we are committed to responsible and ethical business practices. That’s why we follow the ISS (Investor Stewardship Services) Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards. ISS is a leading provider of corporate governance and sustainability solutions. Their ESG standards are used by investors to assess and manage their ESG risks and opportunities.

By following the ISS ESG standards, we are demonstrating our commitment to:

  • Environmental stewardship: We are working to reduce our environmental impact and support sustainable practices.
  • Social responsibility: We are committed to creating a positive social impact, including through our employee relations, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and community support.
  • Good governance: We are committed to sound corporate governance practices, including transparency, accountability, and ethical behavior.

We believe that following the ISS ESG standards is good for our business, our customers, and our community. It allows us to attract and retain top talent, build strong relationships with our customers, and operate in a sustainable and responsible manner.

We encourage our customers to learn more about the ISS ESG standards and how they are impacting the financial industry. You can find more information on the ISS website: https://www.issgovernance.com/esg/


Our ESG Report has been informed by the accounting standards published by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and we have also identified the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we believe best align with our business activities and key focus areas.

Risk Mitigation

Arbor is committed to continuous improvement of our risk management framework. We regularly review and update our framework to ensure that it reflects the latest best practices and that it is tailored to our specific risks.

That’s why we have implemented a comprehensive risk management framework that is aligned with best practices in corporate governance. Our framework includes:

  • A clear and well-defined risk management policy: This policy sets out our approach to identifying, assessing, managing, and monitoring risks.
  • A strong risk management culture: We promote a culture of risk awareness and accountability throughout our organization.
  • A robust risk management process: Our risk management process includes regular risk assessments, the development of mitigation strategies, and ongoing monitoring of risks.

We believe that our strong commitment to risk mitigation is a key differentiator for our company. It allows us to provide our customers with the confidence that their mortgages are safe and secure.