Current Reports

Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the major policies and programs shaping the marketplace at a time when overdue federal funding expansions have increased agency budgets.


What Is Driving Lifestyle Renter Demand?

Lifestyle renters — those who have the means to own but prefer to rent or are willing to pay more for apartments with amenities — have become a key driver of rental demand in single-family rental homes, build-to-rent communities, and other types of high-quality multifamily housing. With this small yet influential demographic growing, our research teams examine and explain the factors driving lifestyle renter demand.


Build-to-Rent Well-Positioned to Fill Housing Market Gap

With nearly one-fifth of multifamily properties now over 65 years old, it’s time to consider solutions for rejuvenating the rental housing stock in the U.S. While building rehabs are a tried-and-true solution, build-to-rent (BTR) is an alternative that is well-positioned to expand as Americans increasingly favor renting over homeownership.


U.S. Added 514,000 New Rental Households in 2023

In a year when inflation and elevated interest rates weakened affordability, the rental housing sector strengthened and expanded. An analysis of newly released U.S. Census Bureau Housing Vacancies and Homeownership data shows the number of rental households climbed in 2023.

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Arbor Funds $11.2M in Fannie Mae Small Loans in KS, FL and UT

UNIONDALE, NY (June 17, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently financed seven Fannie Mae Small Loans in KS, FL and UT. The properties, comprised of 240 units, received $11.2M in funding through the Fannie Mae Small Loan program.

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

“These transactions highlight the value of our long and trusted partnership with Fannie Mae,” Walker said. “Together, we take pride in providing our clients with customized financial solutions that align with their short- and long-term needs.”

Tower Apartments in Wichita, KS, received $1.8M in refinancing. Built in 1981, the multifamily garden-style property was renovated in 2018. The complex is pet-friendly and features 70 one-bedroom units. Retail shopping is nearby.

Carter Apartments in Wichita, KS, received $1.8M in refinancing. The pet-friendly property was built in 1973 and features studio and one-bedroom floor plans, a playground and basketball court. The complex is a short distance from Friends University, local parks and shopping.

Bradford Apartments in Wichita, KS, received $894,000 in refinancing. Built in 1988, the 18-unit property is conveniently located near parks and shopping. McConnell Airforce Base is less than four miles away.

Lakewood Apartments in Lakeland, FL, received $1.1M in acquisition funding. The 24-unit complex includes one- and two-bedroom floorplans. It is a short driving distance from Hollis Gardens.

Patio Homes in Lakeland, FL, received $3.1M in acquisition funding. Built in 1982, the property features studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units. Retail shopping is nearby.

124 Live Oak in Daytona Beach, FL, received $974,000 in refinancing. The 19-unit garden-style property is in the heart of Daytona Beach. It is in close proximity to retail shopping and the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Sandbox Apartments in Salt Lake City, UT, received $1.6M in refinancing. The 22-unit complex was built in 1960 and is conveniently located with Salt Lake Central Station, parks and shopping nearby.

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, single-family rental (SFR) portfolios, 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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Bradford Apartments – Wichita, KS

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Carter Apartments – Wichita, KS

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Towers Apartments – Wichita, KS

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Sandbox Apartments – Salt Lake City, UT

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124 Live Oak – Daytona Beach, FL


Austin Walker – Originations