Special Report: Spring 2023

Special Report: Spring 2023 The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.   Key Findings: The sustainability of consumer financing and Read the full article…

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Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023

The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.

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Renting On Credit: New Platforms Modernize Monthly Multifamily Transactions

Until recently, full-scale optimization has skipped over the basic monthly rental payment transaction, with 78% of more than 100 million renters using paper checks. But now, two programs, backed by global leaders in financial services, are incentivizing tenants to pay the rent on credit, with perks like automatic credit reporting and points towards future purchases.

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Top Markets for Renters Under 30

Renters 30 years of age and under, who now make up slightly more than one-quarter of the heads of households of rental units, are bolstering housing demand in markets known for their affordability and livability.

Press Releases

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Completes $315 Million Freddie Mac Q Series Securitization

UNIONDALE, NY, December 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) (“Arbor,” “our,” or “we”) today announced the completion of an approximately $315 million loan securitization through Freddie Mac’s Q Series securitization program (the “Securitization”). Arbor’s affiliated entity Arbor Realty SR, Inc. originated the loans and was the loan seller for the Securitization. The Securitization is Arbor’s first Read the full article…

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Five Benefits of Making Multifamily Investing Part of Your Portfolio

Multifamily investing involves the purchasing of properties with rentable housing units. In these types of investments, a group of investors often works together to mitigate costs, split profit shares, and reduce risk. Multifamily properties include apartment complexes, condo buildings, and townhouses, among other property types. When investing in multifamily properties is researched and undertaken prudently, it can generate steady and reliable income streams in all economic cycles.

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Arbor’s Top Articles of 2022: A Banner Year for Multifamily

After taking a pause during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. multifamily market experienced a banner year in 2022. Throughout the year, Arbor continued to provide unique research and insights into our markets. Here’s a look at our top Arbor research articles from 2022, in case you missed them.

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Arbor Announces the Appointment of Maysa Vahidi as EVP, General Counsel

UNIONDALE, NY (June 6, 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 Maysa Vahidi, Executive Vice President, General Counsel.

Ms. Vahidi is responsible for all of Arbor’s corporate legal activities, including providing appropriate legal support on corporate matters, M&A and related transactions, capital markets activity, treasury functions, human resources, marketing, information technology, litigation and all other regulatory issues. She assumes the role from John Bishar, who will now serve as Senior Counsel for a transitional period of time, while continuing as Arbor’s Corporate Secretary for the Board of Directors.

“We look forward to having Maysa as part of our executive team. She comes to Arbor with experience across all facets of real estate, financing and corporate law,” said Ivan Kaufman, Chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust. “We welcome her vast legal expertise across all functions of our business.”

Prior to joining Arbor, Ms. Vahidi served as Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Rockwood Capital, where she provided legal oversight for acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings, as well as fundraising, investor relations and corporate governance matters. Ms. Vahidi’s other past work experience includes practicing law at King & Spalding, LLP, as well as Cahill Gordon & Reindel, representing financial institutions in real estate capital markets transactions.

Additionally, Ms. Vahidi is involved in a number of social and civic organizations in New York City and is active in children’s causes including an affiliation with The New York Foundling. She is also a member of the She Builds Committee. Ms. Vahidi holds both a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from New York University, College of Arts & Sciences and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.

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, and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Headquartered in Uniondale, New York, Arbor manages a multi-billion-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.

Maysa Vahidi EVP, General Counsel at Arbor

Maysa Vahidi – EVP, General Counsel