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 $6.2M in Fannie Mae Small Loans

UNIONDALE, NY (April 30, 2019) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, funded the following Fannie Mae loans totaling $6.2M in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona:

A&M Courtyard, Bryan, TX: This 32-unit student housing property received $1.1M in acquisition funding through the Fannie Mae DUS® Small Loan program. The loan provides a 10 year, fixed-rate term on a 30-year amortization schedule. A&M Courtyard provides housing for nearby Texas A&M University students, and features a swimming pool with deck, covered walkways and beautiful landscaping.

Raleigh Square Apartments, Oklahoma City, OK: This 105-unit multifamily property received $2.2M in acquisition funding through the Fannie Mae ARM 7-6™ loan program. The loan provides a 7-year term with an adjustable rate on a 30-year amortization schedule. Raleigh Square Apartments are conveniently located near Will Rogers World Airport and offer a wide selection of features and amenities including a community picnic area, pool, playground, on-site parking and laundry facilities.

Timberline Mobile Home Park, Show Low, AZ: This 128-unit multifamily property received $2.8M in acquisition funding through the Fannie Mae DUS® loan program. The loan provides a 12 year, fixed-rate term with two years of interest only on a 30-year amortization schedule. Timberline Mobile Home Park is a mix of 89 mobile home sites, 38 RV sites and one apartment unit. The site includes a storage building, clubhouse with community kitchen, as well as a laundry room, banquet hall, library and RV/boat storage area.

Austin Walker of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loans.

“These transactions aren’t just numbers on a page, they reflect the strong relationship Arbor and FNMA share,” said Walker. “Each transaction was custom tailored through a variety of waivers to address the borrowers’ unique needs. Arbor is able to deliver financing solutions for every type of property – whether it’s a standard multifamily property, student housing complex, mobile home park or beyond!”

About Us
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 government-sponsored enterprise products. Arbor is a Fannie Mae DUS® lender and Freddie Mac Optigo Seller/Servicer. Arbor’s product platform also includes CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity loans. Rated by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, Arbor is committed to building on its reputation for service, quality and customized solutions with an unparalleled dedication to providing our clients excellence over the entire life of a loan.

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