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How Multifamily Property Renovations Add Value and Marketability

The ideal time to renovate is when the rental market is strong. With high occupancy rates, borrowers are more likely to quickly realize returns on their multifamily property renovations through higher rents. However, renovating during a market downturn, when rents are often cheaper, inventory is higher, and materials are more affordable, is also a sound strategy.

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Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q2 2024

Quarter after quarter, the single-family rental (SFR) sector reaches new heights. From new construction to cap rates, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q2 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, details how the sector’s healthy fundamentals create profound optimism in its long-term prospects.

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Arbor Sponsors Smile Farms Golf Outing Supporting Local Employment Opportunities

Arbor, which takes pride in helping employees reach their full potential, was honored to sponsor and participate in Smile Farms’ 10th Anniversary Golf Outing on May 20 at the Plandome Country Club on Long Island, NY, benefiting the Long Island-based organization dedicated to advancing opportunities for people with disabilities.

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New York State’s 2025 Budget Advances Affordable Housing Goals

In April, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a landmark budget agreement heralded as a giant step for affordable housing. New York’s FY 2025 Enacted Budget includes several key policy changes that could create thousands of affordable housing units across the state.

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SFR East 2024: How Economics and Demographics Shape the Rental Market

IMN’s Single Family Rental Forum (East), the cornerstone gathering of the SFR industry, concluded on May 22, 2024, in Miami, FL. Over three days, 1,800 attendees listened to more than 280 speakers discuss all angles of the SFR industry. On the first day of the conference, Arbor’s Tres Seippel, Director, Construction Management, participated in a wide-ranging panel discussion examining economic and demographic forces influencing SFR and build-to-rent (BTR), which also featured Rick Dalton, President of the Dalton Group, Domonic Purviance of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes, and Heather Williams, VP at Willow Bridge Property Company.

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Affordable Housing Market Snapshot — May 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. With more funding on the way, policymakers and private market advocates are pressing ahead with plans to add units to an increasingly tight housing market.

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Ivan Kaufman has extensive experience operating a diverse array of real estate finance companies that spans four decades and numerous real estate cycles. He is currently the founder, chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR).
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Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
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Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
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Executive Vice President, Senior Counsel and Corporate Secretary
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Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Structured Finance and Principal Transactions
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Executive Vice President, Structured Securitization
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Executive Vice President, Treasury and Servicing
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Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
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Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Residential Financing
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Executive Vice President, Special Counsel
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Executive Vice President, Structured Finance Production
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Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Associate General Counsel
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Danny van der Reis
Executive Vice President, Servicing and Asset Management
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Executive Vice President, Syndicated Markets and Institutional Venture Lending Management
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Executive Vice President, General Counsel
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Executive Vice President, Tax and Strategic Planning
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