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.

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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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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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