Commercial Bridge Loans: Fast, Flexible Financing for Multifamily Investors

With constantly changing market conditions, investors sometimes need access to capital with flexible terms to improve or secure an asset. Commercial bridge loans are a popular financing tool that provides borrowers with short-term capital for renovations and purchases. They are often the perfect first step in the door to the beginning of a long-term financial partnership.

Current Reports

Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

On the heels of a strong 2023, the single-family rental (SFR) sector is positioned to expand even more in 2024. Build-to-rent (BTR) starts ticked up in the third quarter to reach 7.8%, another record high. With occupancy rates stable and lease renewal rent growth above historical averages, SFR has healthy fundamentals that will continue to support growth amid headwinds, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, shows.


U.S. Multifamily Market Snapshot — Q4 2023

The U.S. multifamily market continued to show signs of slowing at the end of 2023, although demand remained robust, with high home prices leading younger generations of higher-income households to choose renting over homeownership.


Arbor Recognized as Top Lender by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA in 2023

Arbor’s platform of diverse multifamily financing solutions and our strong industry relationships drive us to the top of the multifamily lender rankings year after year. Through decades-long partnerships with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA, our best-in-class team delivered results for our borrowers in 2023, propelling Arbor to the top of the partner rankings.

Current Reports

Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

Small multifamily starts the year from a position of strength with normalizing expense ratios and healthy occupancy rates. After demonstrating resiliency amid headwinds, this subsector is ready to capitalize on any positive momentum in the financial markets. Arbor’s Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines and explains the key developments every investor needs to know.

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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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