Arbor Announces the Appointment of Arthanais Williams as Managing Director, Affordable Housing
UNIONDALE, NY (November 9, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a real estate investment trust and national direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, single-family rental (SFR) portfolios, seniors housing, healthcare, and other diverse commercial real estate assets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Arthanais Williams as Managing Director, Affordable Housing.
Reporting directly to John Caulfield, Chief Operating Officer, Agency Lending, Williams will be responsible for establishing, developing and managing Arbor’s multifamily affordable financing platform across the agency and structured product lines, including, but not limited to, Tax Exempt Bond Financing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Section 8 Housing and Opportunity Zones.
“Arthanais brings more than two decades of experience in affordable and community development finance,” said Caulfield. “His seasoned expertise in valuation, acquisition, rehabilitation and financial structuring for multifamily will help support our strategy to significantly grow our presence in the affordable housing market.”
Prior to his current position at Arbor, Williams served as Relationship Manager, Targeted Affordable Housing at Freddie Mac.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Maryland, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Business Economics and Public Policy from The George Washington University.
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) is a nationwide real estate investment trust and direct lender, providing loan origination and servicing for multifamily, single-family rental (SFR) portfolios, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Headquartered in Uniondale, New York, Arbor manages a multibillion-dollar servicing portfolio, specializing in government-sponsored enterprise products. Arbor is a Fannie Mae DUS® lender and Freddie Mac Optigo® Seller/Servicer. Arbor’s product platform also includes CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity loans. Rated by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, Arbor is committed to building on its reputation for service, quality and customized solutions with an unparalleled dedication to providing our clients excellence over the entire life of a loan.
Arthanais Williams – Managing Director, Affordable Housing