Understanding the Impact of Wildfires on Rental Property Insurance

From California to Maui, the frequency and scope of wildfire events are rising, causing insurance markets and public agencies to reevaluate property in areas at risk for catastrophic damage. As a result, rental housing providers are seeing greater limitations to coverage, higher premium prices, and, in some cases, a total absence of viable private insurance — a trend detailed in the NMHC 2023 State of Multifamily Risk Survey and Report. This troubling new trend has placed many rental housing operators in a bind where they must simultaneously contend with the declining availability and affordability of insurance options.


Five Advantages of FHA Multifamily Construction Loans

In the last three years, multifamily construction has reached levels not seen since the 1980s, supported, in part, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. If you are exploring the acquisition, refinancing, rehabilitation, or new construction of conventional multifamily, affordable housing, seniors housing, or a healthcare facility, consider FHA multifamily construction loans, a stable financing option with excellent terms and many other attractive advantages.


Where are Single-Family Rental (SFR) Rents Rising the Fastest?

While the single-family rental (SFR) sector’s rent growth averages have retreated from record highs, structural tailwinds are keeping price growth positive — both nationally and in major SFR markets. In this research brief, Chandan Economics and Arbor Realty Trust analyze DBRS Morningstar data, which covers the top 20 MSAs by SFR activity, to discover the metropolitan areas where SFR rent growth is the hottest right now.


Fannie Mae Small Loans Cap Raised to $9 Million

Fannie Mae recently announced that its Small Loan cap has increased from $6 million to $9 million for all loans committed as of August 22, 2023. Multifamily borrowers and lenders have praised the change to the Fannie Mae Small Loans program, which will encourage greater investment in a rapidly growing sector where demand remains high despite market volatility.


The Top Five Emerging Metros for Retiree Relocation

As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, their evolving geographic preferences are strengthening housing markets and local economies in new locations, which feature attractive climates, relative affordability, and ample outdoor activities. With swelling populations of senior citizens, our top five emerging metropolitan areas for retiree relocation are fertile ground for multifamily real estate investment.

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Dustin Pevear

Senior Vice President, Director of Screening
Headshot of Dustin Pevear, Arbor Senior Vice President of Agency Leading Operations

Dustin Pevear brings a broad range of experience into his current role as Senior Vice President, Director of Screening, which he assumed in 2022. This role brings him full circle, as he joined Arbor in 2008 as a Senior Analyst on the Boston-based Front End Screening team and has since served in underwriting, agency lending and other client-facing departments of the REIT.

Mr. Pevear was previously Chief Underwriter of Freddie Mac Small Business Loans (SBL) for three years and was Vice President, Agency Lending Operations for four. His current expertise spans those areas plus deal structuring with a focus on both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as deal management, process development and efficiency enhancement.

He is a member of Arbor’s Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Arbor Private Label Loan Committees, and he plays an integral role in helping Arbor establish and grow its position in the marketplace and in building relationships across agency partners. Mr. Pevear is a contributor to Arbor’s Be the Best You can Be video series, in which he advises emerging talent at the firm.

Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Pevear spent several years as a financial analyst with Digitas North America. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Boston College.

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