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Arbor Announces the Appointment of David Ohana as Director, Sales

UNIONDALE, NY (July 15, 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 David Ohana as Director, Sales. He is responsible for originating Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, SFR Portfolios, Private Label, Bridge, Mezzanine, and Preferred Equity transactions nationwide.

Mr. Ohana has more than five years of experience in commercial real estate financing with a focus on multifamily transactions. He has held previous roles as a mortgage originator, management consultant, and hedge fund analyst at top-tier financial organizations. Mr. Ohana most recently served at a New York City-based firm, where he originated, underwrote, and structured real estate transactions. As part of his role, he facilitated mortgages between his clients and lenders, sourced limited partner investment opportunities for the firm’s balance sheet, and grew and maintained relationships with clients, capital sources and lending institutions.

“David’s real estate and mortgage originations experience will play an integral role in Arbor’s strategic growth plans and ongoing success as a top agency lender,” said Frank Lutz, Executive Vice President, Chief Production Officer, Arbor Realty Trust. “His innate ability to establish meaningful relationships with his clients and lending institutions is a great asset to our company. We look forward to David’s contributions, which will build upon Arbor’s overall success in the market.”

Mr. Ohana has a Bachelor of Science from the Sy Syms School of Business of Yeshiva University.

About Us
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.

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David Ohana – Director, Sales