Commercial Bridge Loans: Fast, Flexible Financing for Multifamily Investors

With constantly changing market conditions, investors sometimes need access to capital with flexible terms to improve or secure an asset. Commercial bridge loans are a popular financing tool that provides borrowers with short-term capital for renovations and purchases. They are often the perfect first step in the door to the beginning of a long-term financial partnership.

Current Reports

Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

On the heels of a strong 2023, the single-family rental (SFR) sector is positioned to expand even more in 2024. Build-to-rent (BTR) starts ticked up in the third quarter to reach 7.8%, another record high. With occupancy rates stable and lease renewal rent growth above historical averages, SFR has healthy fundamentals that will continue to support growth amid headwinds, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, shows.


U.S. Multifamily Market Snapshot — Q4 2023

The U.S. multifamily market continued to show signs of slowing at the end of 2023, although demand remained robust, with high home prices leading younger generations of higher-income households to choose renting over homeownership.


Arbor Recognized as Top Lender by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA in 2023

Arbor’s platform of diverse multifamily financing solutions and our strong industry relationships drive us to the top of the multifamily lender rankings year after year. Through decades-long partnerships with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA, our best-in-class team delivered results for our borrowers in 2023, propelling Arbor to the top of the partner rankings.

Current Reports

Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

Small multifamily starts the year from a position of strength with normalizing expense ratios and healthy occupancy rates. After demonstrating resiliency amid headwinds, this subsector is ready to capitalize on any positive momentum in the financial markets. Arbor’s Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines and explains the key developments every investor needs to know.

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Michael Franzoni

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets, Agency Lending

Mike Franzoni manages the daily operations of the sales and trading desk in the Capital Markets department. He is responsible for trade execution and all pricing matters with respect to Arbor’s Agency Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) loans. Mr. Franzoni has expanded Arbor’s trading distribution network by more than two-fold and is responsible for fostering relationships with trading counterparties and the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE).

In his nearly two-decade career, Mr. Franzoni previously served as the Director of Sales and Trading at Orix Real Estate Capital (currently Lument) and as head trader with Arbor before that, where he centralized the company’s capital markets activities. He began his career on Deloitte’s structured finance team, then transitioned into investment banking roles at Dillon Read and UBS Securities where he led and marketed multi-billion-dollar private-label CMBS securitizations.

Mr. Franzoni earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baruch College and is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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