The Probability Renters Will Keep Renting Hits Record High

The average renter thinks there is a three-in-five chance they will still be in the rental market in 2027, according to the New York Federal Reserve’s recently released 2024 SCE Housing Survey. Compared to last year, the probability of the average renter not becoming a homeowner in the next three years was up 4.3 percentage points, reaching its highest mark since the study began in 2015.

Current Reports

Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q2 2024

Small multifamily’s performance continues to conform to pre-pandemic norms typically seen before the historic boom years of 2021 and 2022. In the first quarter of 2024, cap rates and asset prices both improved quarter-over-quarter, Arbor’s Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q2 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, has found. The subsector’s fundamental strength will support steady growth amid tight credit conditions until interest rate relief invites increased investment activity.


U.S. Multifamily Market Snapshot — May 2024

Key fundamentals of the U.S. multifamily remained strong to start 2024. Despite fears of oversupply, rent growth remained stable and vacancy rates remained near historical lows.


Arbor Marketing Campaign Wins Two Awards at Industry Gala

For more than 30 years, Arbor has been committed to building strong bonds with clients that lead to mutual success. This philosophy is at the heart of a unique Arbor marketing campaign, The Art of Growing Financial Partnerships, which received two awards at the 30th Annual Financial Communications Society (FCS) Portfolio Awards Gala in New York City on May 2. The campaign, which was featured in two private jet terminals, used original stained-glass pieces to build brand awareness among high-net-worth travelers.


Top SFR Annual Rent Growth Markets

Even as rents retreated elsewhere, single-family rentals (SFR) have continued to outperform all other housing sub-types, exceeding the all-property type national average in 17 consecutive months through February 2024, according to Zillow’s Observed Rent Index (ZORI). Annual SFR rent growth has seen substantial gains in many metropolitan areas since national rent growth peaked in March 2022. In this deep dive, the Chandan Economics and Arbor Realty Trust research teams pinpoint the metropolitan areas where SFR rents are rising the fastest.


Arbor’s New True Colors Show Our Creativity and Green Roots

For more than 30 years, Arbor has been committed to growing financial partnerships that meaningfully impact communities nationwide. From planting trees to celebrate closed loans to supporting environmental organizations, our work has always been a win-win for our financial partners and the planet. But just as leaves change with each passing season, Arbor’s branding is evolving to seize the moment by embracing our roots with True Colors.

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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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