Special Report: Spring 2023

Special Report: Spring 2023 The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.   Key Findings: The sustainability of consumer financing and Read the full article…

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Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023

The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.

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Renting On Credit: New Platforms Modernize Monthly Multifamily Transactions

Until recently, full-scale optimization has skipped over the basic monthly rental payment transaction, with 78% of more than 100 million renters using paper checks. But now, two programs, backed by global leaders in financial services, are incentivizing tenants to pay the rent on credit, with perks like automatic credit reporting and points towards future purchases.

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Top Markets for Renters Under 30

Renters 30 years of age and under, who now make up slightly more than one-quarter of the heads of households of rental units, are bolstering housing demand in markets known for their affordability and livability.

Press Releases

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Completes $315 Million Freddie Mac Q Series Securitization

UNIONDALE, NY, December 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) (“Arbor,” “our,” or “we”) today announced the completion of an approximately $315 million loan securitization through Freddie Mac’s Q Series securitization program (the “Securitization”). Arbor’s affiliated entity Arbor Realty SR, Inc. originated the loans and was the loan seller for the Securitization. The Securitization is Arbor’s first Read the full article…

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Five Benefits of Making Multifamily Investing Part of Your Portfolio

Multifamily investing involves the purchasing of properties with rentable housing units. In these types of investments, a group of investors often works together to mitigate costs, split profit shares, and reduce risk. Multifamily properties include apartment complexes, condo buildings, and townhouses, among other property types. When investing in multifamily properties is researched and undertaken prudently, it can generate steady and reliable income streams in all economic cycles.

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Arbor’s Top Articles of 2022: A Banner Year for Multifamily

After taking a pause during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. multifamily market experienced a banner year in 2022. Throughout the year, Arbor continued to provide unique research and insights into our markets. Here’s a look at our top Arbor research articles from 2022, in case you missed them.

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MBS as Tax-Exempt Bond Collateral (M.TEB) – Fixed Rate

Arbor’s MBS as Tax-Exempt Bond Collateral (M.TEB) – Fixed Rate issues MBS that can be used as collateral for either
(i) existing fixed-rate bond refundings, or (ii) new fixed-rate bond issues in conjunction with 4% Low-Income Housing Tax
Credits (LIHTC).

Benefits
  • Faster closings with our unique delegated model.
  • Declining prepayment options or yield maintenance.
  • Interest-only is available.
  • Guaranteed direct pass-through of principal and interest is more attractive to bond buyers.
Eligibility
  • Multifamily Affordable Housing properties.
  • Loans underwritten to Fannie Mae Guide Requirements for tax-exempt bonds.
  • Refundings or new issues with in-place rehab.
  • Immediate delivery or standby forward commitment.
Loan Term 10-30 years.
Amortization Up to 35 years.
Maximum LTV
  • 90% for 4% LIHTC properties with at least 90% of the units meeting affordability requirements.
  • 85% for 4% LIHTC properties with fewer than 90% of the units meeting affordability requirements.
  • 80% for refundings.
Minimum DSCR
  • 1.15x for 4% LIHTC properties with at least 90% of the units meeting affordability requirements
  • 1.20x for 4% LIHTC properties with fewer than 90% of the units meeting affordability requirements for refundings.
Issuer and Trustee Fees Loan sizing must include underwriting of the Issuer and Trustee Fees; however, Issuer and Trustee Fees will be paid directly by borrower and are not enhanced or passed through by Fannie Mae.
Mandatory or Optional Redemption Feature No separate mandatory or optional redemptions outside of the MBS structure.
Prepayment Availability Flexible prepayment options available, including yield maintenance and declining prepayment premium.
Bond Payments Principal and interest payments will be based on a monthly schedule in accordance with the terms of the MBS and will flow through the bond trustee for payment to the bondholder. Payments of principal and interest under the MBS are paid in arrears on the 25th of the month based on the prior month’s accrual; payment to the bondholder occurs on the following business day.
Tax-Exempt to Taxable Conversion Feature If there is a single bondholder, and subject to Issuer consent, the bondholder may pursue an option to redeem tax-exempt bonds and hold the MBS directly.
For 4% LIHTC transactions, this redemption cannot occur prior to the Placed-in-
Service date.
Loan Documents Documented on Fannie Mae loan documents; Issuer must utilize the Fannie Mae form Indenture.
Third-Party Subordinate Financing Hard subordinate debt (which requires scheduled repayment of principal) is permitted only if provided by a public, quasi-public, or not-for-profit lender and combined debt service coverage cannot fall below 1.05x. Soft subordinate debt is permitted subject to requirements which include capping payments at 75% of available property cash flow after payment of senior liens and property operating expenses.
Recourse Non-recourse execution is with standard carve-outs for “bad acts” such as fraud and bankruptcy.
Escrows Replacement reserve, tax, and insurance escrows are typically required.
Third-Party Reports Standard third-party reports required, including Appraisal, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, and Property Condition Assessment.

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