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 Closes $21.2M West Virginia University Student Housing Loan

Uniondale, NY (01/09/2012)

Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC (“Arbor”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC and a national, direct commercial real estate lender, announced the recent funding of a $21,250,000 refinance loan under the Fannie Mae DUS® Dedicated Student Housing product line for The Lofts Apartments in Morgantown, WV. The 10-year loan for the 218-unit complex amortizes on a 30-year schedule.

Servicing the student population of West Virginia University, The Lofts Apartments were constructed in 2010 by an experienced student housing real estate owner and contain 648 beds within its 218 units. The property is currently 96-percent-occupied on a per-bed basis and features an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a campus shuttle, a fitness center, a game room, three tanning beds, a movie theater, a dog park and a community building. The fully-furnished units offer such standard amenities as patios, fireplaces, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, air conditioning, stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops. West Virginia University’s total student enrollment is 28,898.

The loan was originated by John Kelly, Vice President, in Arbor’s full-service Boston, MA, office. “This deal demonstrates Arbor and Fannie Mae’s commitment to providing the best available financing terms within the student housing market,” Kelly said. “The property’s owner and developer did an outstanding job building this asset in a university community that has a need for more off-campus housing units. The management has done an excellent job in all facets of the day-to-day operations. We look forward to continuing to actively finance student housing communities across the country.”

About Us
Founded by Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC and Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC are national direct lenders specializing in the origination of debt and equity financing and servicing for multifamily and other diverse commercial assets. Arbor is a Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® lender and an FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender, consistently building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a current servicing portfolio of $8.4 billion, Arbor is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s. Arbor is also on the Standard & Poor’s Select Servicer List.

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 loans, 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