Aging Baby Boomers Reshape the Housing Market

While the 2008 financial crisis prompted a cyclical shift in U.S. housing — impacting everything from home prices to who can qualify for a mortgage — an equally impactful demographic change was just taking shape. The unprecedented wave of Baby Boomers that began retiring would disrupt the balance of the housing market.


Secondary and Tertiary Markets Gain Ground on Primary Cities

As secondary and tertiary markets continue to gain parity with larger primary cities around the nation, they offer investors a significant potential for return on investment, even as the U.S. and global economic landscapes face notable headwinds.


Small Multifamily Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

The small multifamily sub-sector ended 2022 on a high note with originations falling just behind 2021’s peak. As economic storm clouds continue circling, small multifamily appears fortified from any reverberations that may result.

Press Releases

Arbor Realty Trust Reacts to Ningi Research Report

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 14, 2023  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE: ABR), announced today that the Company is in receipt of the purported “research” report that was published earlier today by Ningi Research, a short seller of Arbor stock. The report lacks merit and contains numerous inaccuracies, misstatements, and otherwise misleading allegations. This false Read the full article…


Arbor’s Leah Fisher Joins Global Sustainability Panel at InnovateESG

Arbor Senior Vice President, Special Projects, Governance and Risk, Leah Fisher recently spoke on a thought-provoking panel discussion at InnovateESG 2023, a conference focused on environmental, social, and governance missions, hosted by NYU Stern’s Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance.


Single-Family Rental Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

SFR will maintain exposure to the cyclical disruption brought on by the housing market’s softness and rising interest rates, even though its structural growth outlook remains positive and unchanged.


Arbor’s Ivan Kaufman Discusses Commercial Real Estate Returning to Normal on CNN

Ivan Kaufman talks commercial real estate and housing market on CNN Business

Arbor’s CEO Forecasts Commercial Real Estate’s Recovery from COVID-19

Ivan Kaufman, the founder, chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), was interviewed on CNN Business “Markets Now.” Sharing his views that commercial real estate will emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, he said, “It’s not all doom and gloom. It’s an adjustment.”

In the article “Commercial Real Estate Flounders as Housing Market Booms,” reporter Paul R. La Monica contrasted the pandemic’s impacts on housing compared to other real estate asset classes.

Kaufman noted that the hospitality and retail sectors have taken a devastating hit. However, he opined that people will return to their offices. The article stated, “Kaufman said that many big tech companies, which have done well during the pandemic, are still committed to having people come to physical offices occasionally instead of doing all work remotely.” With major urban markets being some of the most impacted labor markets by COVID-19, this return to offices will help them ease back into normalcy.

“The complete elimination of offices is not happening. Many companies realize they still need them even though demand may be softer,” Kaufman told CNN.

He also predicted that the reopening of schools will be a factor in the return to normalcy. He pointed out parents can more readily return to their offices, after kids are routinely back in their classrooms.

The article covered more of retail’s challenges, with Brookfield Property Partners laying off 20% of its retail division due to the decline in shopping malls. However, La Monica also reported that essential retail with strong online, takeout and delivery services, along with the industrial sector, are thriving.

Read the complete article here.


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