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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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Ivan Kaufman

Chairman | Chief Executive Officer

Ivan Kaufman is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial real estate lender and real estate investment trust. Arbor manages and services a $42 billion real estate loan portfolio and has originated more than $20 billion in loans since 2021. Arbor is recognized as a top lender by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mr. Kaufman is also the co-founder of Arbor Multifamily Acquisition Company (AMAC), an investment firm created in 2012, which owns and operates over 12,000 units and has acquired more than $2.5 billion of multifamily properties across the country.

Mr. Kaufman has previously served as the chair of the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the 10th Judicial District of New York, on the national and regional advisory boards of Fannie Mae, and on the board of directors of the Empire State Mortgage Bankers Association.

He has been named regional “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Inc. Magazine and has served as a regional spokesperson for Global ReLeaf, a program of the American Forestry Association. He has guest-lectured at Harvard Business School’s Real Estate Club, Columbia University, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kaufman’s broad philanthropic contributions include the recent establishment of Aish Aspire, a Jerusalem-based exploration of the foundations of Judaism, self, and spirituality for young women seeking to accelerate their Torah growth. He also founded the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School and has served on the board of trustees for the Birthright Israel Foundation. He holds a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Boston University.

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