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Arbor’s Servicer Ratings Affirmed and Positive Outlook Rating Assigned by Fitch

Fitch Ratings Recognizes Arbor’s Commitment to Excellence and Innovation Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) NEW YORK, NEW YORK – November 29, 2023: Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed Arbor Multifamily Lending, LLC’s (Arbor) commercial primary and special servicer ratings, further solidifying Arbor’s position as a trusted partner in the multifamily lending industry. Concurrently, they have assigned a Positive Outlook to each rating, reflecting an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. Commercial primary servicer rating at ‘CPS2’; Outlook Positive; Commercial special servicer rating at ‘CSS3+’; Outlook Positive. “The assignment of the Positive Outlook reflects Fitch’s 12–24 month view on the trajectory of Arbor’s primary servicer rating, noting that as the new borrower website is fully realized and deployed and turnover within the primary servicing function continues to stabilize, positive rating movement is possible.” – Fitch Ratings Read more from Fitch about the key rating drivers behind this announcement. Direct inquiries to [email protected]. About Arbor Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) is a nationwide real estate investment trust and direct lender, providing loan origination and servicing for multifamily, single-family rental (SFR) portfolios, and other diverse commercial Read the full article…


Video: Special Report Fall 2023 Key Takeaways

In this video, Dr. Sam Chandan, Founding Director of the C.H. Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business and non-executive chairman of Chandan Economics, details the key takeaways of Arbor’s Special Report Fall 2023, which he co-authored with Ivan Kaufman, Chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust.


FHFA Loan Caps for 2024: What Multifamily Borrowers Need to Know

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a $10 billion rollback of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s volume cap for loan purchases for 2023 to $140 billion ($70 billion for each agency). This move aligns with industry expectations, given the anticipation of continued headwinds for the multifamily in 2024. Next year’s cap for the Government-Sponsored Entities (GSEs) is a reduction of approximately 7% from the $150 billion limit set for 2023 and a return to the level it was in 2021.

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Affordable Housing Trends Report Fall 2023

With the cost of living climbing, the need for affordable housing has become more urgent. Although demand continues to outpace available supply, multifamily investment in affordable housing is fortified by Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Project-Based Section 8, and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs. Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Fall 2023, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the supply-driven programs and policies designed to improve supply at a point in time when federal gridlock has stalled many funding increases.

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Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q4 2023

Arbor’s Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q4 2023, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, is a snapshot of a strong and resilient subsector continuing to navigate ongoing market dislocation. The report shows that distress has remained limited, even with valuations and measures of risk pricing in flux. As conditions start to stabilize, there are signs that deal activity is picking up.


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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