Five Advantages of FHA Multifamily Construction Loans

In the last three years, multifamily construction has reached levels not seen since the 1980s, supported, in part, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. If you are exploring the acquisition, refinancing, rehabilitation, or new construction of conventional multifamily, affordable housing, seniors housing, or a healthcare facility, consider FHA multifamily construction loans, a stable financing option with excellent terms and many other attractive advantages.


Where are Single-Family Rental (SFR) Rents Rising the Fastest?

While the single-family rental (SFR) sector’s rent growth averages have retreated from record highs, structural tailwinds are keeping price growth positive — both nationally and in major SFR markets. In this research brief, Chandan Economics and Arbor Realty Trust analyze DBRS Morningstar data, which covers the top 20 MSAs by SFR activity, to discover the metropolitan areas where SFR rent growth is the hottest right now.


Fannie Mae Small Loans Cap Raised to $9 Million

Fannie Mae recently announced that its Small Loan cap has increased from $6 million to $9 million for all loans committed as of August 22, 2023. Multifamily borrowers and lenders have praised the change to the Fannie Mae Small Loans program, which will encourage greater investment in a rapidly growing sector where demand remains high despite market volatility.


The Top Five Emerging Metros for Retiree Relocation

As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, their evolving geographic preferences are strengthening housing markets and local economies in new locations, which feature attractive climates, relative affordability, and ample outdoor activities. With swelling populations of senior citizens, our top five emerging metropolitan areas for retiree relocation are fertile ground for multifamily real estate investment.

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Alex Bord

Senior Vice President, IT Infrastructure
Alex Bord, Senior VP of IT Infrastucture at Arbor Realty

Alex Bord is responsible for all aspects of managing and securing Arbor’s physical and virtual technology assets, and the operating functions of the IT Infrastructure group.

Mr. Bord came to Arbor in 2019 as Vice President, IT Infrastructure, with more than two decades of information technology experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Arbor, he was Lead Systems Engineer for global infrastructure for FlexTrade Systems, Inc. in Great Neck, New York, where he developed and deployed a seamless software (SaaS) solution to deliver trading applications to hundreds of major financial institutions. He also implemented and supported disaster recovery, business continuity and intelligent enterprise monitoring solutions for hosted and cloud infrastructures. Previous to that role, Mr. Bord served as a Senior Systems Engineer for Third Point LLC and Credit-Based Asset Servicing LLC in New York.

Mr. Bord has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Pace University.

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