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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Fred Weber

Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Structured Finance and Principal Transactions
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With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Weber has earned a distinguished reputation for professional excellence and leadership in the mortgage banking and commercial real estate industries. He has extensive real estate finance and acquisition experience as well as substantial expertise in the restructuring and workouts of troubled loans.

Mr. Weber currently leads a team that serves the highly specialized and complex financing needs for clients of Arbor Realty Trust. As the Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Structured Finance & Principal Transactions, he manages a group that originates, underwrites and implements debt and equity transactions for various asset types and classes of commercial real estate nationwide. During his tenure, Mr. Weber has structured in excess of $50 billion of sophisticated real estate and finance transactions.

Mr. Weber is a member of the Real Estate Finance Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York. He is also a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the Real Estate Lenders Association, the Urban Land Institute, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and the RealShare Structured Finance Advisory Board. He has lectured at the International Council of Shopping Centers and other industry conferences. Before joining Arbor, he was a partner and co-head of the real estate department with Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman. He was also a partner with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

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