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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Arbor provides competitive, tiered pricing for acquisition or refinance of multifamily projects nationwide, including recently completed projects.

Loan Amount Over $6 million
Loan Term Up to 30 years
Amortization Up to 30 years. Interest-only options also available
Minimum DSCR 1.25x
Maximum LTV Up to 80%
Rate Structure Fixed and adjustable rate options available
Eligible Properties Multifamily, minimum five units
Eligible Borrower Single Asset Entity
Occupancy Requirements 85% physical occupancy and 70% economic occupancy required
Tax & Insurance Escrows Monthly deposits required. May be waived if certain criteria are met
Replacement Reserves Underwritten at a minimum $250 per unit per annum
Recourse Nonrecourse
Commercial Space Maximum 35% of net rentable area and EGI (after applying 10% vacancy rate)
Required Reports Appraisal, Property Condition Assessment, Phase I Environmental
Prepayment Yield Maintenance and declining prepayment available
Assumable Subject to approval and 1% fee
Subordinate Financing Not allowed without written approval
Supplemental Loans Eligible for secondary financing after 12 months
Pricing Tiered Pricing Matrix. More favorable terms available for higher DSCR and lower LTV
Rate Lock Standard 30- to 180-day commitments
Application Fee Deposit $20,500. Covers estimated processing and legal fees
Origination Fee Minimum 1%
Good Faith Deposit 2% of Loan Amount


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