Current Reports

Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the major policies and programs shaping the marketplace at a time when overdue federal funding expansions have increased agency budgets.

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What Is Driving Lifestyle Renter Demand?

Lifestyle renters — those who have the means to own but prefer to rent or are willing to pay more for apartments with amenities — have become a key driver of rental demand in single-family rental homes, build-to-rent communities, and other types of high-quality multifamily housing. With this small yet influential demographic growing, our research teams examine and explain the factors driving lifestyle renter demand.

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Build-to-Rent Well-Positioned to Fill Housing Market Gap

With nearly one-fifth of multifamily properties now over 65 years old, it’s time to consider solutions for rejuvenating the rental housing stock in the U.S. While building rehabs are a tried-and-true solution, build-to-rent (BTR) is an alternative that is well-positioned to expand as Americans increasingly favor renting over homeownership.

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U.S. Added 514,000 New Rental Households in 2023

In a year when inflation and elevated interest rates weakened affordability, the rental housing sector strengthened and expanded. An analysis of newly released U.S. Census Bureau Housing Vacancies and Homeownership data shows the number of rental households climbed in 2023.

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Arbor Funds $19M Fannie Mae Streamlined Rate Lock Loan in Santa Monica, CA

UNIONDALE, NY (February 25, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded a $19M Fannie Mae Streamlined Rate Lock (SRL) loan in Santa Monica, CA. The refinance cash-out deal for this 34-unit luxury apartment complex features 10 years full term interest only.

Garth Davis of Arbor’s San Francisco office originated the deal.

“This deal was unique in several ways, but mainly that it is a brand new build in Santa Monica, which is quite rare,” said Davis. “We were able to accomplish this transaction swiftly by negotiating with our long-term Fannie Mae partners to replace the borrower’s construction loan with an attractive permanent solution.”

Built in 2019, Pico Eleven Luxury Residences offer amenities such as spacious, brightly lit open floor plans and top-of-the-line appliances. Outdoor features include large private decks and three ocean view community lounge areas with barbecues, firepits and WiFi access. The complex is also conveniently located near shopping venues, local parks and beaches, as well as the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

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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Pico Eleven Luxury Residences – Santa Monica, CA

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Garth Davis – SVP, Western Regional Director