How Multifamily Property Renovations Add Value and Marketability

The ideal time to renovate is when the rental market is strong. With high occupancy rates, borrowers are more likely to quickly realize returns on their multifamily property renovations through higher rents. However, renovating during a market downturn, when rents are often cheaper, inventory is higher, and materials are more affordable, is also a sound strategy.

Current Reports

Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q2 2024

Quarter after quarter, the single-family rental (SFR) sector reaches new heights. From new construction to cap rates, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q2 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, details how the sector’s healthy fundamentals create profound optimism in its long-term prospects.


Arbor Sponsors Smile Farms Golf Outing Supporting Local Employment Opportunities

Arbor, which takes pride in helping employees reach their full potential, was honored to sponsor and participate in Smile Farms’ 10th Anniversary Golf Outing on May 20 at the Plandome Country Club on Long Island, NY, benefiting the Long Island-based organization dedicated to advancing opportunities for people with disabilities.


New York State’s 2025 Budget Advances Affordable Housing Goals

In April, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a landmark budget agreement heralded as a giant step for affordable housing. New York’s FY 2025 Enacted Budget includes several key policy changes that could create thousands of affordable housing units across the state.


SFR East 2024: How Economics and Demographics Shape the Rental Market

IMN’s Single Family Rental Forum (East), the cornerstone gathering of the SFR industry, concluded on May 22, 2024, in Miami, FL. Over three days, 1,800 attendees listened to more than 280 speakers discuss all angles of the SFR industry. On the first day of the conference, Arbor’s Tres Seippel, Director, Construction Management, participated in a wide-ranging panel discussion examining economic and demographic forces influencing SFR and build-to-rent (BTR), which also featured Rick Dalton, President of the Dalton Group, Domonic Purviance of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes, and Heather Williams, VP at Willow Bridge Property Company.


Affordable Housing Market Snapshot — May 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. With more funding on the way, policymakers and private market advocates are pressing ahead with plans to add units to an increasingly tight housing market.

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Fred Weber

Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Structured Finance and Principal Transactions
Head shot of Fred Weber Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Structured Finance & Principal Transactions

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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