Five Advantages of FHA Multifamily Construction Loans

In the last three years, multifamily construction has reached levels not seen since the 1980s, supported, in part, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. If you are exploring the acquisition, refinancing, rehabilitation, or new construction of conventional multifamily, affordable housing, seniors housing, or a healthcare facility, consider FHA multifamily construction loans, a stable financing option with excellent terms and many other attractive advantages.


Where are Single-Family Rental (SFR) Rents Rising the Fastest?

While the single-family rental (SFR) sector’s rent growth averages have retreated from record highs, structural tailwinds are keeping price growth positive — both nationally and in major SFR markets. In this research brief, Chandan Economics and Arbor Realty Trust analyze DBRS Morningstar data, which covers the top 20 MSAs by SFR activity, to discover the metropolitan areas where SFR rent growth is the hottest right now.


Fannie Mae Small Loans Cap Raised to $9 Million

Fannie Mae recently announced that its Small Loan cap has increased from $6 million to $9 million for all loans committed as of August 22, 2023. Multifamily borrowers and lenders have praised the change to the Fannie Mae Small Loans program, which will encourage greater investment in a rapidly growing sector where demand remains high despite market volatility.


The Top Five Emerging Metros for Retiree Relocation

As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, their evolving geographic preferences are strengthening housing markets and local economies in new locations, which feature attractive climates, relative affordability, and ample outdoor activities. With swelling populations of senior citizens, our top five emerging metropolitan areas for retiree relocation are fertile ground for multifamily real estate investment.

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Jean-Laurent Pouliot

Managing Director, Senior Production Officer

Jean-Laurent Pouliot is responsible for developing and managing all of Arbor’s lending platforms, including the Arbor Private Label line, and works closely with the Sales team to optimize performance and solutions.

Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Pouliot served as Production Manager, Northeast, for Freddie Mac’s Multifamily Division. During his tenure, he managed the accounts and relationships of major national seller servicers for all multifamily real estate deals in the Northeastern United States. His other responsibilities included, training, managing and overseeing real estate analysts and junior producers, selling and generating financing structures across a variety of proprietary loan products; and executing the modeling, pricing and sizing of multifamily real estate loan transactions.

Mr. Pouliot holds a Juris Doctor from Chapman University (Fowler) School of Law, a Master of Business Administration from Argyros School of Business and Economics, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

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