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.

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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.

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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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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
  • Member of S&P Global Ratings Select Servicer List
  • Rated Commercial Primary Servicer and Commercial Special Servicer by Fitch Ratings

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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