Arbor Announces the Appointment of Bill O’Brien as Senior Vice President, Agency Production
UNIONDALE, NY (May 8, 2018 ) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR), a real estate investment trust and national direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill O’Brien as Senior Vice President, Agency Production.
Mr. O’Brien will be responsible for the development and growth of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac production pipelines as well as agency relationship management.
“Bill’s deep agency product knowledge and relationships, along with his many years of multifamily experience, will help support Arbor’s strategic growth plans as we continue to further increase our leadership as a top agency lender,” said Frank Lutz, Executive Vice President, Chief Production Officer. “We are delighted to have Bill join the Arbor team.”
Mr. O’Brien comes to Arbor with more than 25 years of commercial real estate lending experience. For the past 10 years, he served as Fannie Mae’s Director of Multifamily. In this role, he managed several national accounts, including two Top 10 DUS® Lenders. Prior to this position, Mr. O’Brien worked at Capmark Finance Inc. /GMAC Commercial Mortgage. During his 12-year tenure there, Mr. O’Brien advanced to serve as Senior Vice President, Director of Underwriting and Origination for a West Coast regional office. He was responsible for generating origination volume of approximately $2.5 billion per year from 2004-2007 in various product types, with the largest concentration in apartment lending. Mr. O’Brien holds a Bachelor of Science from The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
For over 20 years, Uniondale, NY-based Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) has been helping multifamily and commercial real estate clients achieve their financial goals by focusing on growing long-term relationships and conducting business as not simply another real estate lender, but a partner. We value our clients to such an extent that we’re more comfortable calling them partners, and their relationships with Arbor are the foundation of our business.
Founded by Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust and direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Arbor is a Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender by volume and a Top Fannie Mae Small Loan lender, a Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer and the Top Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Lender, a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seniors Housing Lender, an FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/LEAN Lender, a HUD-approved LIHTC Lender as well as a CMBS, Bridge, Mezzanine and Preferred Equity lender, consistently building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a multibillion-dollar servicing portfolio, Arbor is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Standard & Poor’s with an Above Average rating. Arbor is also on the Standard & Poor’s Select Servicer List and is a primary commercial loan servicer and loan level special servicer rated by Fitch Ratings.