Five Advantages of FHA Multifamily Construction Loans

In the last three years, multifamily construction has reached levels not seen since the 1980s, supported, in part, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. If you are exploring the acquisition, refinancing, rehabilitation, or new construction of conventional multifamily, affordable housing, seniors housing, or a healthcare facility, consider FHA multifamily construction loans, a stable financing option with excellent terms and many other attractive advantages.


Where are Single-Family Rental (SFR) Rents Rising the Fastest?

While the single-family rental (SFR) sector’s rent growth averages have retreated from record highs, structural tailwinds are keeping price growth positive — both nationally and in major SFR markets. In this research brief, Chandan Economics and Arbor Realty Trust analyze DBRS Morningstar data, which covers the top 20 MSAs by SFR activity, to discover the metropolitan areas where SFR rent growth is the hottest right now.


Fannie Mae Small Loans Cap Raised to $9 Million

Fannie Mae recently announced that its Small Loan cap has increased from $6 million to $9 million for all loans committed as of August 22, 2023. Multifamily borrowers and lenders have praised the change to the Fannie Mae Small Loans program, which will encourage greater investment in a rapidly growing sector where demand remains high despite market volatility.


The Top Five Emerging Metros for Retiree Relocation

As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, their evolving geographic preferences are strengthening housing markets and local economies in new locations, which feature attractive climates, relative affordability, and ample outdoor activities. With swelling populations of senior citizens, our top five emerging metropolitan areas for retiree relocation are fertile ground for multifamily real estate investment.

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Sean Coon

Senior Vice President, Operations

Sean Coon oversees and streamlines the operations of Arbor’s deal pipeline. He collaborates with originators and underwriting teams to satisfy borrowers’ needs while adhering to Arbor’s credit standards.

Since joining Arbor in 2017, he has successfully underwritten more than $3 billion in loans across various products, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Structured Bridge, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS), Build-to-Rent (BTR), and Single-Family Rental (SFR). Before joining Arbor, Mr. Coon worked in the commercial real estate sector, focusing on investment sales, acquisitions, and syndication.

He started his career at Arbor as an Underwriter and rose through the ranks to Senior Underwriter, Associate Vice President, and Vice President. Mr. Coon has more than 15 years of real estate analysis, sales, and investment experience.

Mr. Coon earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, with a concentration in Real Estate Finance.

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