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Arbor Appoints Brian Jones Regional Managing Director in Cleveland Office

UNIONDALE, NY (Dec. 15, 2016) – 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, has announced the appointment of Brian Jones as Regional Managing Director in Arbor’s Cleveland, OH, office. Mr. Jones will be responsible for originating Arbor seniors housing and healthcare loans using the firm’s leading Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and Bridge financing products. He will report directly to John Caulfield, Arbor’s Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Jones has over 20 years of experience in the seniors housing, healthcare and affordable housing sectors. His expertise includes structuring acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction transactions with bridge loan, agency loan and equity executions.

“Offering Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and bridge finance options, Arbor is uniquely positioned in the seniors housing and healthcare market as a one-stop finance shop. Leveraging Brian’s long-standing experience in the sector, our clients will benefit even further from our expertise and nationwide capabilities,” Caulfield said.

Prior to joining Arbor, he was a Vice President with a national lender where he was responsible for financing seniors housing and healthcare transactions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jones held a senior level position with an affordable housing developer, where he was in charge of acquiring and developing affordable seniors and multifamily housing.  He started his career in public accounting, serving clients in the real estate and seniors housing sectors.

Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Dayton.
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For over 20 years, Uniondale, NY-based Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) has been helping multifamily and commercial real estate clients achieve their financial goals by focusing on growing long-term relationships and conducting business as not simply another real estate lender, but a partner. We value our clients to such an extent that we are more comfortable calling them partners, and their relationships with Arbor are the foundation of our business.

Founded by Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust and direct lender 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 and a Top Fannie Mae Small Loan lender, a Freddie Mac Multifamily Seller/Servicer and the Top Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Lender, a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seniors Housing Lender, an FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/LEAN Lender, a HUD-approved LIHTC Lender as well as a CMBS, Bridge, Mezzanine and Preferred Equity lender, consistently building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a current servicing portfolio of more than $12 billion, Arbor is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Standard & Poor’s with an Above Average rating. 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 Realty Trust is externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC.