Affordable Housing Market Snapshot — May 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. With more funding on the way, policymakers and private market advocates are pressing ahead with plans to add units to an increasingly tight housing market.


The Probability Renters Will Keep Renting Hits Record High

The average renter thinks there is a three-in-five chance they will still be in the rental market in 2027, according to the New York Federal Reserve’s recently released 2024 SCE Housing Survey. Compared to last year, the probability of the average renter not becoming a homeowner in the next three years was up 4.3 percentage points, reaching its highest mark since the study began in 2015.

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Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q2 2024

Small multifamily’s performance continues to conform to pre-pandemic norms typically seen before the historic boom years of 2021 and 2022. In the first quarter of 2024, cap rates and asset prices both improved quarter-over-quarter, Arbor’s Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q2 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, has found. The subsector’s fundamental strength will support steady growth amid tight credit conditions until interest rate relief invites increased investment activity.


U.S. Multifamily Market Snapshot — May 2024

Key fundamentals of the U.S. multifamily remained strong to start 2024. Despite fears of oversupply, rent growth remained stable and vacancy rates remained near historical lows.


Arbor Marketing Campaign Wins Two Awards at Industry Gala

For more than 30 years, Arbor has been committed to building strong bonds with clients that lead to mutual success. This philosophy is at the heart of a unique Arbor marketing campaign, The Art of Growing Financial Partnerships, which received two awards at the 30th Annual Financial Communications Society (FCS) Portfolio Awards Gala in New York City on May 2. The campaign, which was featured in two private jet terminals, used original stained-glass pieces to build brand awareness among high-net-worth travelers.


Top SFR Annual Rent Growth Markets

Even as rents retreated elsewhere, single-family rentals (SFR) have continued to outperform all other housing sub-types, exceeding the all-property type national average in 17 consecutive months through February 2024, according to Zillow’s Observed Rent Index (ZORI). Annual SFR rent growth has seen substantial gains in many metropolitan areas since national rent growth peaked in March 2022. In this deep dive, the Chandan Economics and Arbor Realty Trust research teams pinpoint the metropolitan areas where SFR rents are rising the fastest.

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Arbor Funds $13.1M Fannie Mae DUS® Small Loans Across the U.S.

UNIONDALE, NY (December 14, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently financed transactions for five mobile home communities across the U.S. The properties, consisting of 470 units, were funded through the Fannie Mae DUS® Small Loan program.

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

“Arbor is dominant player in the financing of manufactured housing communities. These transactions require a great deal of attention to detail as the execution is highly specialized,” Walker said. “Our long-standing, trusted partnership with Fannie Mae allows us to tailor custom solutions to deliver best in class terms for our borrowers’ community financing needs.”

Welcome Creek Mobile Home Park in Greenville, SC, received $3M in the third quarter of 2020. The 138-unit property is conveniently located near shopping and restaurants in downtown Greenville.

Greenville Mobile Home Park in Taylors, SC, received $4M in the third quarter of 2020. Built in 1955, the 161-unit property is within walking distance to Eastside High School.

North Star Mobile Home Community in Fort Collins, CO, received $2.7M in the fourth quarter of 2020. Built in 1946, the 57-unit property in near to retail shopping, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and Colorado State University.

Town and Country Mobile Estates in Klamath Falls, OR, received $1.3M in the third quarter of 2020. The community was built in 1978 and is made up of 50 units. Mazama High School is less than a mile away.

Laurelwood Valley in Federal Way, WA, received $2.1M in the fourth quarter of 2020. Built in 1988, the 64-unit property is a short driving distance away from the commuter rail, retail shopping and Highline Community College.

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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Laurelwood Valley – Federal Way, WA

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Greenville Mobile Home Park – Taylors, SC


Austin Walker – Originations