Current Reports

Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the major policies and programs shaping the marketplace at a time when overdue federal funding expansions have increased agency budgets.


What Is Driving Lifestyle Renter Demand?

Lifestyle renters — those who have the means to own but prefer to rent or are willing to pay more for apartments with amenities — have become a key driver of rental demand in single-family rental homes, build-to-rent communities, and other types of high-quality multifamily housing. With this small yet influential demographic growing, our research teams examine and explain the factors driving lifestyle renter demand.


Build-to-Rent Well-Positioned to Fill Housing Market Gap

With nearly one-fifth of multifamily properties now over 65 years old, it’s time to consider solutions for rejuvenating the rental housing stock in the U.S. While building rehabs are a tried-and-true solution, build-to-rent (BTR) is an alternative that is well-positioned to expand as Americans increasingly favor renting over homeownership.


U.S. Added 514,000 New Rental Households in 2023

In a year when inflation and elevated interest rates weakened affordability, the rental housing sector strengthened and expanded. An analysis of newly released U.S. Census Bureau Housing Vacancies and Homeownership data shows the number of rental households climbed in 2023.

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CORE Pacific Advisors Enters Denver Market With $150M Buy

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Arbor Realty Trust originated a $74.6 million Freddie Mac loan for the acquisition.

CORE Pacific Advisors has acquired a 394-unit multifamily community in Westminster, Colo., marking the company’s first foray in the Denver area. Walker & Dunlop brokered the $150 million transaction on behalf of the seller, McWhinney. According to Yardi Matrix data, the acquisition of Arbour Commons was financed through a $74.6 million Freddie Mac loan originated by Arbor Realty Trust, one of the fastest-growing multifamily mortgage banking and brokerage firms of this year.

Built in 2014, the garden-style community encompasses 19 buildings with studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging between 552 and 1,252 square feet, the same data provider shows. Common-area amenities consist of a clubhouse, spa, playground, volleyball court, fitness center and swimming pool. Arbour Commons also has enclosed and detached garages, outside storage, as well as patios or balconies in select units.

Situated at 663 W. 148th Ave., the community is near interstate 25 and Northwest Parkway, which provide direct access to major employment centers such as Denver International Airport or downtown Denver. The Class A property is surrounded by many dining options, retail spaces and entertainment venues. Large green areas and sports fields, such as Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek, are nearby. St. Anthony North Hospital is only 1 mile away from the community.