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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Streamlined Rate Lock

Arbor offers Streamlined Rate Lock (SRL) which provides a fast and flexible fixed-rate option for borrowers interested in
the ability to manage interest-rate risk by locking the entire rate, not only the Treasury index or spread. This flexibility
along with an expanded delivery tolerance and limited breakage fees makes the SRL the fastest loan product available in
the market.

Maximum Term of Rate Lock Up to 180 days.
Delivery Tolerance

If loan amount has been reduced at the time of delivery:

  • No fee for up to 5% reduction.
  • For a reduction between 5% and 10%; Good Faith Deposit on the amount > 5%.
Eligible Loans No size limit; Conventional, Coops, Green Rewards, Green Building Certification Loans, Hybrid ARM Loans, Manufactured Housing Communities, Multifamily Affordable Housing, Seniors Housing, Small Loans, Structured Transactions, Student Housing and Dedicated Student Housing properties. Some may be subject to pre-review.
Minimum Good Faith Deposit
  • Up through 90 days: 2%.
  • 91-180 days: 3%.
Breakage Fees Good Faith Deposit (for full break by borrower)
Preliminary Underwriting Requirements No prescribed set of preliminary underwriting requirements; the lender makes
the decision to rate lock based on its own determination of when it has sufficient
preliminary underwriting information.


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