Current Reports

Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report 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.

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How Positive Rent Reporting Advances Borrowers’ and Renters’ Goals

Positive rent reporting, a new piece of Fannie Mae’s mission-driven lending agenda, is a leap forward for the U.S. rental housing market amid an ongoing affordability crisis. This initiative, recently launched in a pilot program in Chicago, has significant upside potential for not only tenants but landlords, owners, and multifamily borrowers as well.

Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q4 2022

Valuations Flatten as Cap Rate Start to Rise from Record Lows 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.   Key Findings: Small multifamily originations reached $80.7 billion in 2022, Read the full article…

Special Report: Spring 2023

Special Report: Spring 2023 The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.   Key Findings: The sustainability of consumer financing and Read the full article…

Investment

Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023

The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.

Articles

Renting On Credit: New Platforms Modernize Monthly Multifamily Transactions

Until recently, full-scale optimization has skipped over the basic monthly rental payment transaction, with 78% of more than 100 million renters using paper checks. But now, two programs, backed by global leaders in financial services, are incentivizing tenants to pay the rent on credit, with perks like automatic credit reporting and points towards future purchases.

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Top Markets for Renters Under 30

Renters 30 years of age and under, who now make up slightly more than one-quarter of the heads of households of rental units, are bolstering housing demand in markets known for their affordability and livability.

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Arbor Co-Funds Emerald Empire’s Acquisition of Pangea Properties’ Chicago Portfolio

UNIONDALE, NY (December 23, 2022) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently co-funded one of the largest Fannie Mae Structured Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (SARM) loans of 2022 in support of New York-based Emerald Empire’s acquisition of Pangea Properties’ Chicago portfolio.

The deal was primarily financed by Arbor Realty Trust. NewPoint Real Estate Capital also participated in the transaction.

The sale spans several hundred properties and thousands of units, of which 97% are considered “affordable” at 60% of Area Median Income (AMI). The deal also provides career continuity for Pangea Properties’ Chicago-area employees, who will be kept on to manage the properties for Emerald.

“The transaction is representative of the strong social commitment to the provision and preservation of affordable housing shared by both Fannie Mae and Arbor Realty Trust, as well as by Emerald Empire,” said Ivan Kaufman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust. “We have been a Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender for more than a decade, and the longstanding relationships across our teams equip us to close major transactions in support of housing affordability for urban families.”

To support the mission-driven goal of creating equitable financial opportunities for renters by sharing their on-time rent payments with the three major credit bureaus for incorporation in the renters’ credit profiles, this portfolio of properties will become participants in Fannie Mae’s innovative Multifamily Positive Rent Payment Reporting pilot program.

“Fannie Mae is proud to have worked with Arbor Realty Trust on this impactful transaction” said Michele Evans, Executive Vice president and Head of Multifamily, Fannie Mae. “In addition to providing affordable housing in Chicago, this deal also provides positive rent payment reporting, offering residents opportunities to build credit.”

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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, single-family rental (SFR) portfolios, 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 leading Fannie Mae DUS® lender, Freddie Mac Optigo® Seller/Servicer, and an approved FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender. Arbor’s product platform also includes bridge, CMBS, 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.