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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Arbor is not your traditional multifamily lender. We excel at connecting and collaborating with our clients on a personal level as a true financial partner who works to customize the right loan solutions, deal after deal.

For 30 years, Uniondale, NY-based Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) has helped multifamily and commercial real estate clients achieve their financial goals by focusing on growing long-term relationships and conducting business as not simply another real estate lender, but as a partner – as we believe that the right financial partner is worth a thousand words.

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Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender

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Freddie Mac Optigo® Multifamily Lender

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FHA Lender

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Affordable Housing

Arbor provides long-term Fannie Mae and HUD-insured financing solutions for the creation and preservation of affordable housing.

Single-Family Rental Portfolio Financing

Bridge, Permanent and Build-to-Rent loan solutions through Arbor’s proprietary platform.

Mezzanine & Preferred Equity Financing

Solutions used in conjunction with new or existing commercial loan financing to help in completing all the components of the capital stack.

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In-House Loan Servicing

Experienced servicing division that oversees a multibillion-dollar portfolio and is rated by S&P and Fitch for commercial and special servicing.