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How Big is Small Cap Multifamily?

A closer look at the multifamily housing inventory in the United States and the size of the small cap investment opportunity.

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Multifamily Forecast: Investors Moving to Secondary Markets

The apartment sector has remained the darling of the commercial real estate for the past six years. This doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon, as 2016 is expected to set a new record for multifamily mortgage origination volume. While multifamily’s position as top dog remains uncontested, savvy investors are altering their strategy for sourcing Read the full article…


Mario Arena

Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Agency Lending Legal

Mario Arena acts as the primary servicing attorney for the Agency Asset Management, Securitized SFR, and Securitized Arbor Private Label mortgage loan teams. He is responsible for ensuring compliance with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, and FHA guidelines. He works closely with Risk Management to mitigate risk on defaulted loans and advises on foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other workout options.

Mr. Arena has been an attorney focused on mortgage servicing in the multifamily housing market for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Arbor in 2018, he was a private practice attorney.

Mr. Arena has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Western New England University and a Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine.

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