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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…


Ryan Nichols

Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriter, Agency Lending
Ryan Nichols

Ryan Nichols is responsible for overseeing the underwriting pipeline of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transactions and is a member of Arbor’s Loan Committee.

Mr. Nichols joined Arbor as a screener in 2010 and later moved to the Underwriting department. During his tenure, he has held many roles with the firm, including VP, Deputy Chief Underwriter, Agency Lending and VP, Small Balance Loan Chief Underwriter. As part of the loan committee, Mr. Nichols reviews underwriting packages to ensure sound underwriting and adherence to agency guidelines. He also works directly with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on all preview applications, oversees Arbor’s credit policy on small loans, and is a vital resource to underwriting and sales staff on credit, underwriting and process questions.

Mr. Nichols has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University and a Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.

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