Top Counties for Demographic Tailwinds

When apartment investors consider locations for capital deployment, growth potential is a top-of-mind concern. On a local level, population changes can influence everything from rent growth to occupancy to future property values. County-level positive net migration and natural population growth trends, identified in an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, reveal the counties where demographic tailwinds make a compelling case for real estate investment.

Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2023

Investor Purchases, New Starts, and Tenant Performance Show Strength as Cap Rates Rise Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2023, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, explores a growing multifamily sector with a unique ability to rise above macroeconomic headwinds.   Last year, investors purchased more single-family rental (SFR) units than in 2021 as Read the full article…


Affordable Housing Market Snapshot — Spring 2023

Arbor’s latest Affordable Housing Trends Report, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, offers a wide-ranging lens into the complex, though critically important, affordable and workforce housing sectors.


Seven Facts about FHA Multifamily Loans for Affordable Housing

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), a part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is one of the largest mortgage insurers in the world. The agency insures mortgages on affordable housing, multifamily properties, single-family homes, multifamily properties, and health care facilities. Since 1934, FHA has financed over 50,000 multifamily mortgages nationwide. Whether you’re interested in acquiring, refinancing, or rehabilitating an affordable housing property, FHA multifamily loans are a financing route you need to know about.


Video Analysis: Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2023

In this video, Sam Chandan, professor of finance and Director of the Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business, discusses the key findings of Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2023, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics. He adds context to the Federal, state, and local housing policy trends impacting the future of the affordable sector, which, he notes, continues to have the highest development prospects of any residential subtype.

Current Reports

Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2023

The small multifamily subsector, strengthened by sound structural fundamentals, is well-positioned to face distress due to interest-rate pressure. Even though pricing has slid lower and cap rates have risen, it should remain resilient in the coming quarters. A deep dive into a uniquely positioned subsector, Arbor’s Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2023, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, analyzes the competing headwinds and tailwinds influencing investment performance.


Arbor Wins Prestigious Fannie Mae Excellence in Technology Award

Fannie Mae Multifamily recently honored Arbor with its prestigious 2022 DUS Lender Award for Excellence in Technology, citing it as “a constant source of innovative ideas” and “a stalwart partner” in driving “Fannie Mae’s digital transformation for the DUS community.”


Caryn Effron

Caryn Effron

Ms. Effron was appointed to our Board of Directors in December 2021. Ms. Effron is a commercial real estate finance executive, angel investor, entrepreneur, and change-maker. She has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, capital markets, asset management, and capital raising. Ms. Effron was a Managing Director at Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, where she specialized in debt and mezzanine financing and has financed over $1 billion in transactions. In 2016, she co-founded Declare (f/k/a Parity-Partners), a community-driven leadership platform focused on mentorship and professional development for women and minorities within finance. For the past decade, Ms. Effron has been an active angel investor and advisor to diverse founders including Learnvest, Springboard, Finhabits, The Helm, and OurOffice. She is a Limited Partner in several women- and diverse-led funds including 645Ventures, Avid Ventures, Inspired Capital, Stellation Capital, Clerisy, and Invictus Global Management. Ms. Effron is a Founding Member and the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for a newly formed New York non-profit, IDiF, which seeks to advance representation of woman and minorities in the asset management industry, create a culture of capital that embraces diversity and accelerate economic justice. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Code Nation, which strives to equip students in under-resourced schools with fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology.

The Board of Directors has concluded that Ms. Effron should serve as our director due to her diverse business and leadership experience in the commercial real estate and capital markets industries.

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