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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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FREDDIE MAC®

Cooperative Apartment Financing

Arbor provides blanket mortgage financing for cooperative multifamily housing through Freddie Mac.

Loan Amount $1,000,000 minimum.
Loan Terms Loan terms of 5, 7 or 10 years available; longer loan terms may be considered.
Amortization Up to 30 years. Interest-only options also available.
Minimum DSCR 1.0 for cooperative; 2.5 for rental project.
Maximum LTV 40% for cooperative. Less than 40% for rental project.
Rate Structure Fixed-rate.
Eligible Properties Multifamily
Eligible Borrower Single Purpose Entity.
Market Acceptance Property must be located in an area evidencing strong market acceptance of cooperative housing.
Tax & Insurance Escrows Monthly deposits required. May be waived if certain criteria are met
Replacement Reserves Monthly deposits required. May be waived if certain criteria are met.
Recourse Non-recourse with standard exceptions for fraud and misrepresentation.
Commercial Space No more than 25% of effective gross income and no more than 25% of property’s total square footage. Final determination by Freddie Mac.
Required Reports Appraisal, Property Condition Assessment, Phase I Environmental, Zoning, Insect and Flood.
Prepayment Defeasance or yield maintenance for fixed rate loans. There will be a charge of 5 bps for yield maintenance.
Subordinate Financing Not allowed.
Pricing Tiered Pricing Matrix. More favorable terms available for higher DSC and lower LTV.
Rate Lock Standard 5 day rate-lock period. Early/extended rate lock options available.
Application Deposit $26,500. Covers all estimated underwriting costs (including application fee).
Legal/Closing Fee Arbor’s Counsel Fee to be determined at application.
Good Faith Deposit 2% of loan amount due at rate lock for early rate-lock transactions, but refundable post-closing.

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