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Arbor Appoints Annette Givelekian as SVP, Human Resources Administration

UNIONDALE, NY (May 6. 2015) – Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (“Arbor”), a national, direct commercial real estate lender, today announced the appointment of Annette Givelekian to Senior Vice President, Human Resources Administration in the company’s Uniondale, NY, office.

During Ms. Givelekian’s 18-year tenure with Arbor, she has contributed significantly to the growth of the company and to Arbor’s Human Resources Department’s development. In her new role, she will focus on the further growth of Arbor’s rich employee base and the enhancement of the company’s overall employment experience.

Ms. Givelekian began her career with Arbor as Human Resources Manager and, during her advancement through the years, was instrumental in many initiatives, including the development of the Employee Handbook, the Employee Referral and Orientation Program and the automation of employee evaluations. She has also played a critical role in managing the company’s benefit plans, including the medical, dental and 401(k) plans.

“Annette will continue to help strategically position the company for future growth,” said Ivan Kaufman, Arbor’s Chairman and CEO. “I am very confident that her expertise and skill level will support Arbor in achieving its growing and dynamic business goals.”

Prior to Arbor, Ms. Givelekian held numerous managerial positions within the human resources departments for such New York-based companies as MMT Sales, Inc., Sara Lee Bodywear and Leveraged Technology, Inc.

Ms. Givelekian received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Stony Brook University and her Master of Business Administration degree from Adelphi University, where she graduated with distinction.

She currently resides in Laurel Hollow, NY.

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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 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.