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How Big is Small Cap Multifamily?

A closer look at the multifamily housing inventory in the United States and the size of the small cap investment opportunity.

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Multifamily Forecast: Investors Moving to Secondary Markets

The apartment sector has remained the darling of the commercial real estate for the past six years. This doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon, as 2016 is expected to set a new record for multifamily mortgage origination volume. While multifamily’s position as top dog remains uncontested, savvy investors are altering their strategy for sourcing Read the full article…


Brian Scharf

Vice President
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Based in Arbor’s Uniondale office, Brian Scharf is a Vice President responsible for originating multifamily and commercial product lines, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, SFR Portfolios, CMBS, Bridge, Mezzanine and Preferred Equity. He has over 10 years of experience in the commercial real estate finance industry, including positions in origination, underwriting and asset management.

Prior to joining Arbor in June 2009, Mr. Scharf served as a Senior Associate of Real Estate Finance at Hypo Real Estate International, where he originated and underwrote construction and permanent loans. Prior to Hypo Real Estate, he served as Associate Vice President for DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners.

He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

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