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Arbor Funds $15.2M Fannie Mae DUS® Loan in Homewood, AL

UNIONDALE, NY (February 25, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently financed a Fannie Mae DUS® loan in Homewood, AL. The multifamily property received $15.2M in cash-out refinancing with a 12-year fixed rate.

Matt Norman of Arbor’s Bloomington, Indiana, office originated the loan.

“Arbor provided for the refinance of a terminating Fannie Mae loan, which afforded the sponsor an opportunity to secure additional funds for future improvements to the property, while maintaining its place as a workforce housing leader in the submarket,” Norman said.

The Crescent at Lakeshore Apartments in Homewood, AL, was built in 1967 and renovated in 2013. The 220-unit garden style property includes spacious modern living areas, crown moldings and walk-in closets. It also features a fitness center, swimming pool and playground. Retail shopping and the Birmingham Zoo are nearby.

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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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The Crescent at Lakeshore Apartments – Homewood, AL


Matt Norman – Vice President, Originations