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Arbor Funds $11M Fannie Mae DUS® Loan in South Florida

UNIONDALE, NY (January 15, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently financed a Fannie Mae DUS® loan in South Florida. The 115-unit property received $11M in refinance cash-out funding through the program. The terms provide for a 10-year loan with five years of interest-only payments.

Alexander Kaushansky of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loan.

“This asset is part of a long-term portfolio held by our client who wanted to recast existing debt to lower the interest rate and payments,” said Kaushansky. “The customized solution provides for increased funds to upgrade the property through renovations.”

Built in 1973, Waterford Villas is a garden-style multifamily property spread across 30 single-story buildings on more than six acres of beautifully landscaped land. Located in the city of Margate, FL, with easy access to shopping, the community offers high-speed internet access, a swimming pool and an on-site leasing office.

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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, 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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Waterford Villas – Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Alexander Kaushansky – Vice President, Originations