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A closer look at the multifamily housing inventory in the United States and the size of the small cap investment opportunity.

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Cooperative Apartment Financing

Arbor’s Cooperative Apartment Financing program provides blanket mortgage financing for cooperative multifamily housing.

Loan Amount $750,000 minimum.
Loan Term 5 to 30 years.
Amortization Up to 30 years.
Minimum DSCR 1.0 for cooperative; 1.55 as market rental project.
Maximum LTV 55%
Rate Structure Fixed and adjustable rate options available.
Eligible Properties Cooperative projects, minimum five units.
Eligible Borrower Single Asset Cooperative Corporations.
Market Acceptance Property must be located in an area evidencing strong market acceptance of cooperative housing.
Occupancy Requirement 85% physical occupancy and 70% economic occupancy for 90 days prior to commitment date.
Tax & Insurance Escrows Monthly deposits required.
Replacement Reserve Underwritten at a minimum $250 per unit per annum.
Recourse Non-recourse execution available with standard carve-outs for “bad acts” such as fraud and bankruptcy.
Commercial Space Eligible
Required Reports Appraisal, Property Condition Assessment and Phase I Environmental.
Prepayment Loans may be voluntarily prepaid upon payment of yield maintenance.
Subordinate Financing Available through Fannie Mae Supplemental Loan Program.
Pricing Tiered Pricing Matrix. More favorable terms available for higher DSC and lower LTV.
Rate Lock 30- to 180- day commitments. Borrowers may lock a rate with the Streamlined Rate Lock option.
Application Deposit $20,500. Covers estimated processing and legal fees.
Origination Fee Minimum 1%. Par pricing available.
Good Faith Deposit 2% of loan amount, due at rate lock, refundable post-closing.


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