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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Robert Sheena

Originator, Sales

Robert Sheena joined Arbor in 2018. He is responsible for originating loans across all of Arbor’s portfolio of products including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, Bridge, and SFR Portfolios. He started his career with Arbor working in the Boston office as a Screening Analyst and Underwriting Analyst, then rose through the originations ranks to Sales Associate and Originator. He began originating full-time in February 2022.

Currently based in New York City, Mr. Sheena has relied on the deep experience of his involvement in closings and several long-term borrower and broker relationships. He has done more than $1.5 billion in transactions since entering Sales. Prior to joining Arbor, he worked in wealth management at P.J.Weil in Tel Aviv, Israel, handling several different asset classes before focusing on real estate.

Mr. Sheena graduated from Reichman University in Israel with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from the Arison School of Business.

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