Aging Baby Boomers Reshape the Housing Market

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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 Closes $10.4M Single-Family Rental Portfolio Transaction in NJ

UNIONDALE, NY (December 11, 2018) – 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, recently closed a single-family rental portfolio deal spanning three counties in New Jersey, under the Freddie Mac Single-Family Rental pilot.

The New Jersey SFR portfolio, which consists of 78 total units across 33 properties in Hudson, Essex and Passaic Counties, received $10.4M in refinancing through the Freddie Mac Conventional loan program. The transaction provides a 10-year fixed rate term and a 30-year amortization schedule. 84% or 58 residential units are affordable for low-income families earning at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

Stephen York of Arbor’s New York City Office originated the loan. “With the fast growth of SFR properties across the country, Arbor is in a great position to offer flexible solutions customized for our clients. In this case, we partnered with Freddie Mac, an established agency lender, to structure a portfolio deal spanning multiple counties in New Jersey,” York said.

“Freddie Mac’s partnership with Arbor is providing critical refinancing that will sustain dozens of affordable rental homes for Northern New Jersey residents,” said David Leopold, Vice President of Targeted Affordable Sales & Investments at Freddie Mac Multifamily.

A majority of the properties in the portfolio were acquired in the past two years and were recently renovated and stabilized. There are nine commercial units within the portfolio, which consist of ground floor retail space. The properties are spread across four cities: Jersey City, Newark, Paterson and Bayonne.

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Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) is a nationwide real estate investment trust and direct lender, providing loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Headquartered in Uniondale, New York, Arbor manages a multibillion-dollar servicing portfolio, specializing in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other government-sponsored enterprises, as well as CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity lending. Rated by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, Arbor is committed to building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility, and dedicated to providing our clients excellence over the entire life of a loan.

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New Jersey SFR Portfolio


Stephen York – Vice President, Originations