Aging Baby Boomers Reshape the Housing Market

While the 2008 financial crisis prompted a cyclical shift in U.S. housing — impacting everything from home prices to who can qualify for a mortgage — an equally impactful demographic change was just taking shape. The unprecedented wave of Baby Boomers that began retiring would disrupt the balance of the housing market.


Secondary and Tertiary Markets Gain Ground on Primary Cities

As secondary and tertiary markets continue to gain parity with larger primary cities around the nation, they offer investors a significant potential for return on investment, even as the U.S. and global economic landscapes face notable headwinds.


Small Multifamily Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

The small multifamily sub-sector ended 2022 on a high note with originations falling just behind 2021’s peak. As economic storm clouds continue circling, small multifamily appears fortified from any reverberations that may result.

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Arbor Realty Trust Reacts to Ningi Research Report

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 14, 2023  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE: ABR), announced today that the Company is in receipt of the purported “research” report that was published earlier today by Ningi Research, a short seller of Arbor stock. The report lacks merit and contains numerous inaccuracies, misstatements, and otherwise misleading allegations. This false Read the full article…


Arbor’s Leah Fisher Joins Global Sustainability Panel at InnovateESG

Arbor Senior Vice President, Special Projects, Governance and Risk, Leah Fisher recently spoke on a thought-provoking panel discussion at InnovateESG 2023, a conference focused on environmental, social, and governance missions, hosted by NYU Stern’s Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance.


Single-Family Rental Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

SFR will maintain exposure to the cyclical disruption brought on by the housing market’s softness and rising interest rates, even though its structural growth outlook remains positive and unchanged.


Sean Lucy

Senior Vice President, Structured Finance Underwriter
Sean Lucy

Sean Lucy is responsible for the structuring, underwriting and closing of Arbor’s more complex, high-profile transactions as well as those requiring an enhanced level of analysis, diligence and understanding.

Mr. Lucy joined Arbor as Vice President, Structured Finance Underwriter, in 2017. In this role, he performed all aspects of financial analysis, underwriting and loan structuring, including statement analysis, risk assessment, projections, sensitivity analysis, industry and management assessments, collateral analysis and credit approval documentation. He has worked on numerous portfolios and some of the largest transactions Arbor’s Bridge group has executed. Before coming to Arbor, Mr. Lucy was a Director at Park Bridge Financial, LLC. He also held positions at Merrill Lynch and Black Equities Group, LTD.

Mr. Lucy holds a Master of Business Administration from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.

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