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 Funds $11.4M in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Deals in OK, TN and GA

UNIONDALE, NY (January 4, 2019) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a real estate investment trust and national direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare, and other diverse commercial real estate assets, recently funded a portfolio of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loans in Georgia, Tennessee and Oklahoma.

The three multifamily properties, totaling 280 units, received $11.4M in combined funding. Two of the properties, Foxcroft Apartments (188 units) in Oklahoma City, OK, and Franklin Square Apartments (76 units) in Munford, TN, received acquisition financing through the Freddie Mac SBL program, while the third property, Highland Gate Apartments (16 units) in Atlanta, GA, received refinancing through the Fannie Mae Small Loan program. All loans came with a 10-year fixed rate term.

Sam Schwass of Arbor’s New York office originated the loan. “This transaction was another example of the deep expertise of our firm,” said Schwass. “Even though there were challenges, Arbor’s experienced team was able to provide customized solutions and get this portfolio executed. It’s a testament to the creative work we can do from start to finish. I am proud to have been a part of this deal and the sponsor relationship we established.”

Built in 1971, Foxcroft Apartments feature amenities including assigned parking spaces, balconies, A/C and ceiling fans, a swimming pool, and playground. Franklin Square Apartments, built in 2007, provides a controlled access gate, 24-hour emergency maintenance, a swimming pool, rentable clubhouse and a 24-hour fitness center. Highland Gate Apartments are centrally located in downtown Atlanta, just a few minutes away from Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State. They were built in 1975.

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 Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other government-sponsored enterprises, as well as CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity lending. Rated by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, Arbor is committed to building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility, and dedicated to providing our clients excellence over the entire life of a loan.

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