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Arbor Appoints Ana Ramos as VP in Manhattan Beach, CA, Office

UNIONDALE, NY (April, 2 2015) – Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (“Arbor”), a national, direct commercial real estate lender, today announced the appointment of multifamily loan originator Ana Ramos as Vice President in the company’s Manhattan Beach, CA, office.

An 18-year commercial real estate finance veteran with an extensive underwriting background, Ms. Ramos will be responsible for originating loans under all of Arbor’s multifamily and commercial product lines, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, Bridge, CMBS and Mezzanine. Ms. Ramos reports to Ken Fazio, Senior Vice President, National Production Manager.

Ms. Ramos has closed more than $1 billion in loan originations in her career. Prior to Arbor, she served as SVP, Regional Director for Hunt Mortgage Group in Irvine, CA. She managed loan originations in the company’s California region and specialized in small loan financing. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ramos was a Managing Director for Greystone Servicing Corporation, where she managed the company’s top-producing West Coast office. Prior to Greystone, she worked as a Senior Underwriter at Berkshire Mortgage Finance, where she specialized in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans.

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Founded by Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC and Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC are national direct lenders specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Arbor is a 2013 Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender by volume, a Freddie Mac Program Plus® Seller/Servicer and Small Balance Loan lender, an FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/LEAN Lender, a HUD-approved LIHTC Lender as well as a CMBS, Bridge and Mezzanine lender, consistently building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a current servicing portfolio of more than $11 billion, Arbor is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Standard & Poor’s and holds an Above Average rating from Standard & Poor’s. Arbor is also on the Standard & Poor’s Select Servicer List and is a primary commercial loan servicer and loan level special servicer rated by Fitch Ratings.

Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC also manages Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust, (REIT), formed to invest in mortgage-related securities, real estate-related bridge, junior participating interests in first mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred and direct equity investments and in limited cases, discounted mortgage notes and other real estate related assets. Arbor is headquartered in Uniondale, NY, with full-service lending offices throughout the United States.  For more information about Arbor, visit www.arbor.com.