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.


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.


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.


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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Brian Murphy

Managing Director, Residential

Brian Murphy is responsible for all Capital Markets activities related to Arbor’s Single-Family Rental (SFR) Portfolio program including loan pricing, hedging and financing strategy. He works closely with the SFR underwriting team and Chief Investment Officer on the credit parameters for the various SFR loan products. Mr. Murphy was promoted to Managing Director at Arbor in 2023.

Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Murphy was a Vice President, Capital Markets, for more than three years at CoreVest American Finance, where his responsibilities included pricing various SFR loan products, managing whole loan sales and evaluating securitization strategy and execution. Prior to CoreVest, Mr. Murphy spent more than 15 years in the residential mortgage finance industry, including positions at Nomura Securities, Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Mr. Murphy has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University.

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