Aging Baby Boomers Reshape the Housing Market

While the 2008 financial crisis prompted a cyclical shift in U.S. housing — impacting everything from home prices to who can qualify for a mortgage — an equally impactful demographic change was just taking shape. The unprecedented wave of Baby Boomers that began retiring would disrupt the balance of the housing market.


Secondary and Tertiary Markets Gain Ground on Primary Cities

As secondary and tertiary markets continue to gain parity with larger primary cities around the nation, they offer investors a significant potential for return on investment, even as the U.S. and global economic landscapes face notable headwinds.


Small Multifamily Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

The small multifamily sub-sector ended 2022 on a high note with originations falling just behind 2021’s peak. As economic storm clouds continue circling, small multifamily appears fortified from any reverberations that may result.

Press Releases

Arbor Realty Trust Reacts to Ningi Research Report

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 14, 2023  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE: ABR), announced today that the Company is in receipt of the purported “research” report that was published earlier today by Ningi Research, a short seller of Arbor stock. The report lacks merit and contains numerous inaccuracies, misstatements, and otherwise misleading allegations. This false Read the full article…


Arbor’s Leah Fisher Joins Global Sustainability Panel at InnovateESG

Arbor Senior Vice President, Special Projects, Governance and Risk, Leah Fisher recently spoke on a thought-provoking panel discussion at InnovateESG 2023, a conference focused on environmental, social, and governance missions, hosted by NYU Stern’s Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance.


Single-Family Rental Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

SFR will maintain exposure to the cyclical disruption brought on by the housing market’s softness and rising interest rates, even though its structural growth outlook remains positive and unchanged.


Arbor Approved as Fannie Mae Seniors Housing DUS Lender

UNIONDALE, NY (July 13, 2015) – Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC (“Arbor”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC and a national, direct commercial real estate lender, today announced that is has been named a Fannie Mae Seniors Housing Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS®) lender. This designation will now allow Arbor to directly offer its clients some of the best fixed- and variable-rate loan products available in the seniors housing and healthcare market.

“Having worked with Arbor for two decades on conventional multifamily, we are pleased to have the company now offering our highly competitive Fannie Mae Seniors Housing product to investors across the country,” said Phyllis Klein, Fannie Mae’s Vice President of Borrower Relationships, Structured Transactions and Seniors Housing. “We look forward to seeing Arbor bring our customized and flexible financing solutions to its seniors housing clients.”

Already widely known as a long-standing Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS Multifamily Lender by volume and the Top Fannie Mae Small Loan Lender for 2014, Arbor is now one of only 17 Fannie Mae Seniors Housing lenders in the market that can offer market-leading, non-recourse financing for independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care facilities. Arbor’s new Fannie Mae Seniors Housing platform will also further enhance the capabilities of the company’s dedicated Seniors Housing & Healthcare Finance group, which is already uniquely positioned to offer investors a seamless, one-stop-shop financing experience complete with bridge and FHA seniors housing loans as well.

“Obtaining our Fannie Mae Seniors Housing approval is a reflection of the expertise and experience inherent within Arbor’s Seniors Housing & Healthcare Financing group, our overall commitment to growing our Seniors Housing & Healthcare platform’s offerings and our strong, long-standing relationship with Fannie Mae,” explained Ivan Kaufman, Arbor’s Chairman and CEO. “I look forward to providing our clients with the best financing available in the seniors housing and healthcare market, including an array of loan options rarely seen in the business.”

About Us
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