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Arbor Announces the Appointment of David E. Friedman as EVP, Syndicated Markets & Institutional Venture Lending Management

UNIONDALE, NY (February 22, 2022) – 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 David E. Friedman, Executive Vice President, Syndicated Markets & Institutional Venture Lending Management.

Mr. Friedman will lead Arbor’s loan syndicated lending platform, as well as develop strategic joint-venture lending partnerships that will allow Arbor to expand upon its existing loan origination capabilities. Further, he will manage those platforms as a member of Arbor’s executive committee, helping to grow upon another record-setting year of loan production.

“David comes to Arbor with over two decades of experience in real estate finance, multifamily loan production and managing capital markets,” said Ivan Kaufman, Chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust. “His expertise in these areas will help support our corporate growth strategy and we look forward to the many contributions he is certain to make during his tenure at Arbor Realty Trust.”

Previously, Mr. Friedman was at Greystone as a Senior Managing Director for Multifamily Loan Production, Placement and Sales. Prior to Greystone, he served as a Regional Director and Senior Vice President at TD Bank within its Commercial Real Estate Banking group. Mr. Friedman has also been a Director within Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Real Estate Syndicated Capital Markets group as well as served in loan origination support and underwriting roles within PNC Bank, N.A.’s Real Estate Finance group.

Mr. Friedman holds a Masters of Science in Real Estate Finance & Investment from NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, as well as a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Babson College.

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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, 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 leading Fannie Mae DUS® lender, Freddie Mac Optigo® Seller/Servicer, and an approved FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender. Arbor’s product platform also includes bridge, CMBS, 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 E. Friedman – Executive Vice President, Syndicated Markets & Institutional Venture Lending Management