Current Reports

Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the major policies and programs shaping the marketplace at a time when overdue federal funding expansions have increased agency budgets.


What Is Driving Lifestyle Renter Demand?

Lifestyle renters — those who have the means to own but prefer to rent or are willing to pay more for apartments with amenities — have become a key driver of rental demand in single-family rental homes, build-to-rent communities, and other types of high-quality multifamily housing. With this small yet influential demographic growing, our research teams examine and explain the factors driving lifestyle renter demand.


Build-to-Rent Well-Positioned to Fill Housing Market Gap

With nearly one-fifth of multifamily properties now over 65 years old, it’s time to consider solutions for rejuvenating the rental housing stock in the U.S. While building rehabs are a tried-and-true solution, build-to-rent (BTR) is an alternative that is well-positioned to expand as Americans increasingly favor renting over homeownership.


U.S. Added 514,000 New Rental Households in 2023

In a year when inflation and elevated interest rates weakened affordability, the rental housing sector strengthened and expanded. An analysis of newly released U.S. Census Bureau Housing Vacancies and Homeownership data shows the number of rental households climbed in 2023.

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Joyce Figueroa

Senior Vice President, Asset Management, Special Servicing & Residential Financing

Joyce Figueroa is responsible for the asset management of Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Portfolio and Build-to-Rent products. Other responsibilities include special servicing, loan restructuring, loan workouts and special projects.

Prior to Arbor, Ms. Figueroa served as Senior Vice President, Loan Asset Management at one of the premier special servicers in the CMBS industry. During her 15-year tenure, she worked out and restructured complex CMBS loans. She was also involved in the processing and resolution of performing loan consent matters on a variety of asset classes. Ms. Figueroa has extensive experience in complex borrower requests and was instrumental in developing the capital event resolution process for CMBS bifurcated note restructurings.

Ms. Figueroa holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

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