Current Reports

Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q4 2022

The small multifamily sub-sector ended 2022 on a high note with originations falling just behind 2021’s peak. As economic storm clouds continue circling, small multifamily appears fortified from any reverberations that may result.

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How Positive Rent Reporting Advances Borrowers’ and Renters’ Goals

Positive rent reporting, a new piece of Fannie Mae’s mission-driven lending agenda, is a leap forward for the U.S. rental housing market amid an ongoing affordability crisis. This initiative, recently launched in a pilot program in Chicago, has significant upside potential for not only tenants but landlords, owners, and multifamily borrowers as well.

Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q4 2022

Valuations Flatten as Cap Rate Start to Rise from Record Lows The small multifamily sub-sector ended 2022 on a high note with originations falling just behind 2021’s peak. As economic storm clouds continue circling, small multifamily appears fortified from any reverberations that may result.   Key Findings: Small multifamily originations reached $80.7 billion in 2022, Read the full article…

Special Report: Spring 2023

Special Report: Spring 2023 The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.   Key Findings: The sustainability of consumer financing and Read the full article…

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Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023

The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.

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Renting On Credit: New Platforms Modernize Monthly Multifamily Transactions

Until recently, full-scale optimization has skipped over the basic monthly rental payment transaction, with 78% of more than 100 million renters using paper checks. But now, two programs, backed by global leaders in financial services, are incentivizing tenants to pay the rent on credit, with perks like automatic credit reporting and points towards future purchases.

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Top Markets for Renters Under 30

Renters 30 years of age and under, who now make up slightly more than one-quarter of the heads of households of rental units, are bolstering housing demand in markets known for their affordability and livability.

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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 originates more than $16 billion in loans annually. Arbor is recognized as a top lender by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Ivan is also the cofounder 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. Additionally, Ivan is the co-founder and CEO of ArborCrowd, an online real estate investment platform formed in 2016.

He 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 he 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 Wharton Business School.

Ivan founded the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School and has also served on the board of trustees of the Birthright Israel Foundation. He earned a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Boston University.

View Ivan’s recent media appearances and interviews by visiting our In the News page.

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