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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Linor Shohet

Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel

Linor Shohet provides legal support for Arbor’s capital markets, M&A, joint ventures and other strategic corporate transactions. She also provides legal oversight of CLO transactions and acts as principal in-house counsel for our Treasury department, supporting bank financing arrangements, including secured and unsecured credit facilities, warehouse lines, letter of credit facilities and repurchase lines.

Ms. Shohet joined Arbor as an Associate General Counsel in 2015. Her responsibilities included legal representation of Arbor, both as a borrower and seller, in connection with its bank financing arrangements; performing full-scope due diligence and covenant reviews to ensure compliance with Arbor’s credit facilities; and providing legal support to Arbor’s securitization transactions. Prior to coming to Arbor, Ms. Shohet was an Associate at Blank Rome LLP.

Ms. Shohet holds a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French from Washington University in St. Louis.

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