Arbor Announces the Appointment of Derek Kirma in CA Office
UNIONDALE, NY (January 30, 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 Derek Kirma as Vice President, Originations. Mr. Kirma will be responsible for originating Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, SFR, CMBS, Bridge, Mezzanine, and Preferred Equity loan transactions. He is based out of Arbor’s San Diego, CA, office and reports directly to Frank Lutz, Executive Vice President and Chief Production Officer.
With more than 10 years of industry knowledge, Mr. Kirma has extensive experience delivering client specific financing across all agency platforms.
“Derek’s expertise in the sector will be invaluable to us at Arbor as we continue to expand our diverse product offerings to our thriving client base across the country. His leadership in our new San Diego office reflects Arbor’s enhanced presence in the region and is an integral part of our overall growth strategy,” Mr. Lutz said.
Prior to his current position at Arbor, Mr. Kirma built loan production teams and financed multiple commercial real estate asset classes for a regional financial services company.
Mr. Kirma received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon.
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.
Derek Kirma – VP, Originations