How Multifamily Property Renovations Add Value and Marketability

The ideal time to renovate is when the rental market is strong. With high occupancy rates, borrowers are more likely to quickly realize returns on their multifamily property renovations through higher rents. However, renovating during a market downturn, when rents are often cheaper, inventory is higher, and materials are more affordable, is also a sound strategy.

Current Reports

Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q2 2024

Quarter after quarter, the single-family rental (SFR) sector reaches new heights. From new construction to cap rates, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q2 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, details how the sector’s healthy fundamentals create profound optimism in its long-term prospects.


Arbor Sponsors Smile Farms Golf Outing Supporting Local Employment Opportunities

Arbor, which takes pride in helping employees reach their full potential, was honored to sponsor and participate in Smile Farms’ 10th Anniversary Golf Outing on May 20 at the Plandome Country Club on Long Island, NY, benefiting the Long Island-based organization dedicated to advancing opportunities for people with disabilities.


New York State’s 2025 Budget Advances Affordable Housing Goals

In April, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a landmark budget agreement heralded as a giant step for affordable housing. New York’s FY 2025 Enacted Budget includes several key policy changes that could create thousands of affordable housing units across the state.


SFR East 2024: How Economics and Demographics Shape the Rental Market

IMN’s Single Family Rental Forum (East), the cornerstone gathering of the SFR industry, concluded on May 22, 2024, in Miami, FL. Over three days, 1,800 attendees listened to more than 280 speakers discuss all angles of the SFR industry. On the first day of the conference, Arbor’s Tres Seippel, Director, Construction Management, participated in a wide-ranging panel discussion examining economic and demographic forces influencing SFR and build-to-rent (BTR), which also featured Rick Dalton, President of the Dalton Group, Domonic Purviance of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes, and Heather Williams, VP at Willow Bridge Property Company.


Affordable Housing Market Snapshot — May 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. With more funding on the way, policymakers and private market advocates are pressing ahead with plans to add units to an increasingly tight housing market.

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A multifamily loan closing is only the first stage in Arbor’s relationship with borrowers. Our experienced in-house multifamily servicing and asset management teams extend the financial partnership with our clients, assisting through the lifecycle of all loans. Arbor’s servicing division currently oversees a multibillion-dollar portfolio of assets across the multifamily and commercial real estate sector and our unique structure and exemplary level of customer service allow us to see to our clients’ needs year after year, and deal after deal.

ARBOR Servicing & Asset Management Distinctions

  • Rated Commercial Mortgage Loan Primary and Special Servicer by S&P Global Ratings with an above Average Rating
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Servicing & Asset Management Team

Based in Tonawanda, NY, Arbor’s Servicing and Asset Management group has demonstrated ability to proactively manage the company’s serviced portfolio. The group proudly boasts an average of 27 years of dedicated commercial mortgage servicing experience through the historical fluctuations of the real estate cycle. The division also continues to advance in step with our borrowers’ unique needs, most recently through the introduction of a borrower-focused online portal, where users can easily access their loan information and obtain quick answers to their questions.

Arbor services a multibillion-dollar portfolio consisting of thousands of multifamily and commercial real estate loans for a multitude of investors, including Fannie Mae, institutional entities, Wall Street firms, private mortgage holders and affiliates. Diverse in nature and scope, our nationwide serviced portfolio includes mezzanine financing, permanent deals, construction/funded-forward products, REIT/securitized transaction loans and HUD-insured projects.

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