Current Reports

Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q4 2023

Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q4 2023, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, explores a multifamily sector ending the year on a high note as demand climbs for quality single-family rental (SFR) homes. Even with interest rates high, more shovels went in the ground for SFR projects, increasing build-to-rent (BTR) construction’s market share to a new peak. In the third quarter, SFR’s robust rent collections and retreating cap rates also demonstrated the sector’s continued resiliency amid economic dislocation.

Press Releases

Arbor’s Servicer Ratings Affirmed and Positive Outlook Rating Assigned by Fitch

Fitch Ratings Recognizes Arbor’s Commitment to Excellence and Innovation Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) NEW YORK, NEW YORK – November 29, 2023: Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed Arbor Multifamily Lending, LLC’s (Arbor) commercial primary and special servicer ratings, further solidifying Arbor’s position as a trusted partner in the multifamily lending industry. Concurrently, they have assigned a Positive Outlook to each rating, reflecting an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. Commercial primary servicer rating at ‘CPS2’; Outlook Positive; Commercial special servicer rating at ‘CSS3+’; Outlook Positive. “The assignment of the Positive Outlook reflects Fitch’s 12–24 month view on the trajectory of Arbor’s primary servicer rating, noting that as the new borrower website is fully realized and deployed and turnover within the primary servicing function continues to stabilize, positive rating movement is possible.” – Fitch Ratings Read more from Fitch about the key rating drivers behind this announcement. Direct inquiries to [email protected]. About Arbor Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) is a nationwide real estate investment trust and direct lender, providing loan origination and servicing for multifamily, single-family rental (SFR) portfolios, and other diverse commercial Read the full article…


Video: Special Report Fall 2023 Key Takeaways

In this video, Dr. Sam Chandan, Founding Director of the C.H. Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business and non-executive chairman of Chandan Economics, details the key takeaways of Arbor’s Special Report Fall 2023, which he co-authored with Ivan Kaufman, Chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust.


FHFA Loan Caps for 2024: What Multifamily Borrowers Need to Know

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a $10 billion rollback of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s volume cap for loan purchases for 2023 to $140 billion ($70 billion for each agency). This move aligns with industry expectations, given the anticipation of continued headwinds for the multifamily in 2024. Next year’s cap for the Government-Sponsored Entities (GSEs) is a reduction of approximately 7% from the $150 billion limit set for 2023 and a return to the level it was in 2021.

Current Reports

Affordable Housing Trends Report Fall 2023

With the cost of living climbing, the need for affordable housing has become more urgent. Although demand continues to outpace available supply, multifamily investment in affordable housing is fortified by Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Project-Based Section 8, and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs. Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Fall 2023, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the supply-driven programs and policies designed to improve supply at a point in time when federal gridlock has stalled many funding increases.



Supplemental Mortgage

The Freddie Mac Supplemental Mortgage offers an additional option in conjunction with a newly originated or seasoned conventional multifamily mortgage.

Loan Amount $1M minimum
Loan Term Seasoned – must be coterminous with original mortgage
  • The Freddie Mac first mortgage must have been an Arbor transaction
  • At least 12 months must elapse since the closing of the first mortgage or the closing of the previous supplemental mortgage
  • The term of the supplemental mortgage must be at least three years
Acceptable Transactions
  • Fixed or floating regardless of the rate structure on the preexisting loan
  • Supplemental loans are allowed on conventional deals, not to exceed DCR and LTV requirements from the first mortgage lien or current Freddie Mac Credit Policy.
  • Origination of a supplemental mortgage behind a securitized mortgage will trigger collection of any deferred reserves for that first mortgage
  • Real estate tax reserve, even if not required for the first mortgage
  • A new title insurance policy is required
  • No new survey is required, provided the title meets certain requirements
  • A new third-party appraisal report and engineering report is required; an environmental database review is required
  • Unlimited (subject to all terms and conditions)
  • When less than five years left on term of first, the supplemental loan sizing is subject to additional exit risk analysis
Minimum DSCR Not to exceed DCR requirements from the first mortgage lien or current Freddie Mac Credit Policy.
Maximum LTV Initial LTV unless otherwise noted
Eligible Borrower Original borrower or lender-approved transferee
Prepayment Yield maintenance
Assumable Subject to approval and 1% fee
Application Fees $12,500
Origination Fee Par pricing not available


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