Aging Baby Boomers Reshape the Housing Market

While the 2008 financial crisis prompted a cyclical shift in U.S. housing — impacting everything from home prices to who can qualify for a mortgage — an equally impactful demographic change was just taking shape. The unprecedented wave of Baby Boomers that began retiring would disrupt the balance of the housing market.


Secondary and Tertiary Markets Gain Ground on Primary Cities

As secondary and tertiary markets continue to gain parity with larger primary cities around the nation, they offer investors a significant potential for return on investment, even as the U.S. and global economic landscapes face notable headwinds.


Small Multifamily Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

The small multifamily sub-sector ended 2022 on a high note with originations falling just behind 2021’s peak. As economic storm clouds continue circling, small multifamily appears fortified from any reverberations that may result.

Press Releases

Arbor Realty Trust Reacts to Ningi Research Report

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 14, 2023  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE: ABR), announced today that the Company is in receipt of the purported “research” report that was published earlier today by Ningi Research, a short seller of Arbor stock. The report lacks merit and contains numerous inaccuracies, misstatements, and otherwise misleading allegations. This false Read the full article…


Arbor’s Leah Fisher Joins Global Sustainability Panel at InnovateESG

Arbor Senior Vice President, Special Projects, Governance and Risk, Leah Fisher recently spoke on a thought-provoking panel discussion at InnovateESG 2023, a conference focused on environmental, social, and governance missions, hosted by NYU Stern’s Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance.


Single-Family Rental Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

SFR will maintain exposure to the cyclical disruption brought on by the housing market’s softness and rising interest rates, even though its structural growth outlook remains positive and unchanged.


Arbor Announces the Appointment of Steven Katz as Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President, Residential Financing

UNIONDALE, NY (February 11, 2019) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a real estate investment trust and national direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Katz as Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President, Residential Financing. Mr. Katz will be responsible for growing Arbor’s presence in the residential market and will develop Arbor’s proprietary Single-Family Rental (SFR) portfolio platform.

Mr. Katz comes to Arbor with more than 25 years of experience in mortgage trading, banking and servicing. Prior to joining Arbor, Steven served as a Managing Director for Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for leading the residential loan trading and lending groups. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer for Seneca Mortgage, a brand of privately held entities focused on residential mortgage servicing and investments, with a $36 billion servicing portfolio. From 2008-2013, Steven served as Chief Investment Officer for Arbor Residential Mortgage. Mr. Katz received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College.

“Steve’s tenured experience, deep knowledge of the business and strong track record of success in residential mortgage trading, securitization and servicing, as well as his proven success in building out new businesses, makes him the ideal candidate to serve as Arbor’s Chief Investment Officer and lead the development and growth of our SFR portfolio platform,” said Ivan Kaufman, Chairman and CEO, Arbor Realty Trust. “With more than half of the rental housing in the United States being comprised of single-family rentals, we are committed to this industry and look forward to leveraging Steve’s expertise and our national sales and operations platforms to significantly grow this business.”


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, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Headquartered in Uniondale, New York, Arbor manages a multibillion-dollar servicing portfolio, specializing in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other government-sponsored enterprises, as well as CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity lending. Rated by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, Arbor is committed to building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility, and dedicated to providing our clients excellence over the entire life of a loan.

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