Arbor Appoints Garth Davis as Senior Vice President, Western Regional Director
UNIONDALE, NY (March 28, 2014) – Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (“Arbor”) today announced the appointment of Garth Davis as Senior Vice President and Western Regional Director. Mr. Davis is responsible for originating Fannie Mae, FHA/HUD, CMBS, Bridge, Mezzanine and Preferred Equity transactions for multifamily and healthcare properties nationwide. He is based in the company’s San Francisco, CA, office and reports to John Caulfield, Chief operating Officer.
Mr. Davis brings 14 years of nationwide lending experience to Arbor across FHA, agency and CMBS financing platforms for both the multifamily and healthcare sectors. His comprehensive finance transaction expertise includes, short- and long-term financing, fixed- and floating-rate debt, new construction, acquisitions, refinancings, debt restructurings and capital structuring.
Most recently, Mr. Davis was successful in originating a $70-million multifamily acquisition transaction structured utilizing floating-interest-only bridge financing with an eventual FHA/HUD permanent loan. It directly met the clients’ objectives of initial short-term debt, maximized proceeds and cash flow and, subsequently, low-risk, long-term, fixed-rate permanent debt.
Mr. Davis was also one of the few loan originators to recently secure FHA/HUD long-term financing with an early rate lock. This allowed Mr.Davis to eliminate the interest rate risk that the volatile market could have had on the debt instrument.
Mr. Davis achieved Honors in Accounting with double majors in Finance and Economics from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He also received a Chartered Accountancy qualification from South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants and obtained certification in Advanced Real Estate Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.
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 and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Arbor is a Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender, a Freddie Mac Program Plus® Seller/Servicer, 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 $10.8 billion, Arbor is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s and holds an Above Average rating from Standard & Poor’s. Arbor is also on the Standard & Poor’s Select Servicer List.
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that invests in a diversified portfolio of multifamily and commercial real estate-related bridge and mezzanine loans, preferred equity investments, mortgage-related securities and other real estate related assets. Arbor commenced operations in July of 2003 and conducts substantially all of its operations through its operating partnership, Arbor Realty Limited Partnership and its subsidiaries. Arbor is externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC, a national commercial real estate finance company specializing in debt and equity financing for multifamily and commercial real estate. For more information about Arbor, visit www.arbor.com.