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Arbor Appoints Sam Gold as Vice President in Chicago Office

UNIONDALE, NY (September 18, 2017) – 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 that Sam Gold has joined Arbor as Vice President, Originations. Mr. Gold will focus on originating Freddie Mac SBL, Fannie Mae and FHA loans in the Midwest, Dallas, Chicago and Milwaukee regions. He will be located in Arbor’s Chicago office and reports directly to John Caulfield, Arbor’s Chief Operating Officer, Agency Lending.

With more than 15 years of industry experience, Mr. Gold has expertise in a number of areas involving multifamily transactions, including originations, risk, credit, underwriting and portfolio review.

“Sam joins Arbor with a successful track record of originating agency products and brings broad industry knowledge, from credit to asset management to securitization to portfolio management,” said Mr. Caulfield. “Sam has had particular success with Freddie Mac SBL and will provide Arbor with a great opportunity to expand its presence and market share and we look forward to having him as part of our successful and growing company.”

For the past seven years, Mr. Gold was employed by JPMorgan Chase out of Chicago, first as a Vice President and Senior Underwriter, and later as an Executive Director and Client Manager. During his tenure at Chase, he won several awards for his performance, and was ranked #1 in his region for new originations, and for three years in a row, #1 for production and performance. Prior to Chase, he was at Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander for nearly five years. Earlier in his career, he served as a senior commercial valuation and advisory consultant at Urban Real Estate Research, Inc. in Chicago.

“I greatly look forward to joining Arbor and bringing in new business to the Midwest and Dallas,” Mr. Gold said. “Arbor’s commitment to building long-term relationships and providing customized end-to-end loan solutions is unmatched in the lending industry and I am excited to be part of the Company!”

Mr. Gold holds a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Miami University.

About Us
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’re 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 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 $15 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.