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Arbor Announces the Appointment of David Burt in CA Office

UNIONDALE, NY (December 17, 2019) – 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 David Burt has joined Arbor as Vice President, Originations. Mr. Burt will be responsible for originating Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, SFR, CMBS, Bridge, Mezzanine, and Preferred Equity loan transactions nationwide. He is based out of Arbor’s Redondo Beach, CA, office and reports directly to Frank Lutz, Executive Vice President and Chief Production Officer.

“With his 25-years of experience in delivering client-focused financing across all agency platforms, David is a welcome addition to the Arbor team. We look forward to his contributions in supporting Arbor’s growth strategy as we expand our diverse product offerings to our growing client base across the country,” Mr. Lutz said.

Mr. Burt has been supporting commercial real estate lending organizations with their funding goals for more than two decades. In his most recent position, he assisted with launching the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan (SBL) platform, in addition to marketing Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and other portfolio products to commercial mortgage communities in the Western U.S. His prior experience also includes creating brand awareness, originating loans for multifamily and other property types, and implementing Fannie Mae Small Loans and Freddie Mac SBL programs.

Mr. Burt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Arizona State University.

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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.


David Burt – VP, Originations