Special Report: Spring 2023

Special Report: Spring 2023 The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.   Key Findings: The sustainability of consumer financing and Read the full article…

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Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023

The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.

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Renting On Credit: New Platforms Modernize Monthly Multifamily Transactions

Until recently, full-scale optimization has skipped over the basic monthly rental payment transaction, with 78% of more than 100 million renters using paper checks. But now, two programs, backed by global leaders in financial services, are incentivizing tenants to pay the rent on credit, with perks like automatic credit reporting and points towards future purchases.

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Top Markets for Renters Under 30

Renters 30 years of age and under, who now make up slightly more than one-quarter of the heads of households of rental units, are bolstering housing demand in markets known for their affordability and livability.

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Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Completes $315 Million Freddie Mac Q Series Securitization

UNIONDALE, NY, December 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) (“Arbor,” “our,” or “we”) today announced the completion of an approximately $315 million loan securitization through Freddie Mac’s Q Series securitization program (the “Securitization”). Arbor’s affiliated entity Arbor Realty SR, Inc. originated the loans and was the loan seller for the Securitization. The Securitization is Arbor’s first Read the full article…

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Five Benefits of Making Multifamily Investing Part of Your Portfolio

Multifamily investing involves the purchasing of properties with rentable housing units. In these types of investments, a group of investors often works together to mitigate costs, split profit shares, and reduce risk. Multifamily properties include apartment complexes, condo buildings, and townhouses, among other property types. When investing in multifamily properties is researched and undertaken prudently, it can generate steady and reliable income streams in all economic cycles.

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Arbor’s Top Articles of 2022: A Banner Year for Multifamily

After taking a pause during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. multifamily market experienced a banner year in 2022. Throughout the year, Arbor continued to provide unique research and insights into our markets. Here’s a look at our top Arbor research articles from 2022, in case you missed them.

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Ivan Kaufman on TD Ameritrade Network: Behind the Build-to-Rent Boom

Ivan Kaufman on TD Ameritrade Network

Arbor Realty Trust’s CEO discusses the factors contributing to the build-to-rent market’s growth and Arbor’s role in the space

While Arbor’s primary business is multifamily lending, it has an “extraordinarily large footprint in the single-family rental build-to-rent market,” noted Ivan Kaufman, founder, chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) in an interview on TD Ameritrade Network’s Morning Trade Live.

The asset class has been one of the most resilient parts of the market amid the pandemic, with strong fundamentals including stable rent growth. Increased demand for homes has resulted in surging prices, leaving those who can’t afford to buy to look into renting a home.

“That’s a phenomenon we’ll be experiencing in the next 12 to 24 months,” Kaufman forecasted.

Demographics are also supporting build-to-rent’s climbing market share. Millennials are starting to form families and looking for homes in more suburban areas. Builders are stepping up to meet this demand, developing communities of homes for rent or designating a portion of their single-family communities as for-rent homes.

Arbor identified the potential of the build-to-rent business in 2019, when it launched a proprietary Single-Family Rental Portfolio platform. Since then, it’s build-to-rent financing portfolio has grown from about $100 million last year to nearly $1 billion expected by the end of 2021, Kaufman noted.

The build-to-rent model has become “very viable, very cost-effective and now with people being priced out of homes or needing to move into homes because of covid, it’s going to explode,” he added.

Watch the full interview here.