Aging Baby Boomers Reshape the Housing Market

While the 2008 financial crisis prompted a cyclical shift in U.S. housing — impacting everything from home prices to who can qualify for a mortgage — an equally impactful demographic change was just taking shape. The unprecedented wave of Baby Boomers that began retiring would disrupt the balance of the housing market.


Secondary and Tertiary Markets Gain Ground on Primary Cities

As secondary and tertiary markets continue to gain parity with larger primary cities around the nation, they offer investors a significant potential for return on investment, even as the U.S. and global economic landscapes face notable headwinds.


Small Multifamily Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

The small multifamily sub-sector ended 2022 on a high note with originations falling just behind 2021’s peak. As economic storm clouds continue circling, small multifamily appears fortified from any reverberations that may result.

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Arbor Realty Trust Reacts to Ningi Research Report

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 14, 2023  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE: ABR), announced today that the Company is in receipt of the purported “research” report that was published earlier today by Ningi Research, a short seller of Arbor stock. The report lacks merit and contains numerous inaccuracies, misstatements, and otherwise misleading allegations. This false Read the full article…


Arbor’s Leah Fisher Joins Global Sustainability Panel at InnovateESG

Arbor Senior Vice President, Special Projects, Governance and Risk, Leah Fisher recently spoke on a thought-provoking panel discussion at InnovateESG 2023, a conference focused on environmental, social, and governance missions, hosted by NYU Stern’s Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance.


Single-Family Rental Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

SFR will maintain exposure to the cyclical disruption brought on by the housing market’s softness and rising interest rates, even though its structural growth outlook remains positive and unchanged.


Brian Blue

Managing Director, FHA Production

Brian Blue oversees Arbor’s FHA Multifamily lending operations, ensuring effective deal management, deal process refinement and transaction due diligence across the firm’s FHA portfolio.

Mr. Blue is an accomplished commercial real estate finance professional with over two decades of experience in asset management and underwriting of both affordable and market-rate multifamily housing utilizing Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Structured Finance executions. He will play a key role in overseeing the scalability of Arbor’s FHA platform to support increased loan volume.

Prior to joining Arbor in 2021, Mr. Blue served as Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriter at R4 Capital and R4 Capital Funding, where he oversaw the firm’s underwriting group, including due diligence, credit evaluation and risk management for the LIHTC and tax-exempt bond financing business lines. Additionally, he previously served as Senior Asset Manager at Recap Real Estate Advisors and Vice President of Asset Management at a Boston-based structured finance firm. Mr. Blue spent the beginning of his real estate career at Arbor as an Analyst and, eventually, an Asset Manager.

Mr. Blue received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with minors in Economics and History from Bucknell University.

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