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Arbor Funds $12M in Student Housing Transactions in Connecticut

UNIONDALE, NY (July 30, 2018) – 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 bridge transactions for two student housing properties in Northeastern Connecticut.

The properties, a 100-unit townhome style complex and a 40-unit apartment structure, received $12M in combined bridge funding. Both acquisitions come with a 24-month term.

The client approached Arbor for a creative structure that would allow for not only the purchase costs, but the rehab costs for the properties as well. Arbor was able to structure a 75% loan-to-cost product for these investments.

Eric Regenbogen of Arbor’s Uniondale office originated the loan. “Our balance sheet execution is an extremely effective way to show clients how Arbor can tailor a specific loan to their needs and expectations,” Regenbogen explained. “Our quickness and efficiency are two of the reasons why clients love our loan products. I was very happy to structure these transactions for my client, and I’m looking forward to many more deals with this group.”

Both properties are situated near the University of Connecticut, which has a student population of over 26,000. Combined between them, the complexes include onsite management, parking, tenant storage space, laundry rooms, and BBQ grills, as well as basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts.

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For over 20 years, Uniondale, NY-based Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) has been helping multifamily and commercial real estate clients achieve their financial goals by focusing on growing long-term relationships and conducting business as not simply another real estate lender, but a partner. We value our clients to such an extent that we are more comfortable calling them partners, and their relationships with Arbor are the foundation of our business.

Founded by Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust and direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Arbor is a Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender by volume; a Top Fannie Mae Small Loan Lender; a Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer and a Top Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Lender; a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seniors Housing Lender; an FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/LEAN Lender; a HUD-approved LIHTC Lender; and a CMBS, Bridge, Mezzanine and Preferred Equity lender, consistently building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a multibillion-dollar servicing portfolio, Arbor is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Standard & Poor’s with an Above Average rating. Arbor is also on the Standard & Poor’s Select Servicer List and is a primary commercial loan servicer and loan level special servicer rated by Fitch Ratings.

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Student Housing Properties, Northeastern Connecticut


Eric Regenbogen – Originator