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Commercial Bridge Loans: Fast, Flexible Financing for Multifamily Investors

With constantly changing market conditions, investors sometimes need access to capital with flexible terms to improve or secure an asset. Commercial bridge loans are a popular financing tool that provides borrowers with short-term capital for renovations and purchases. They are often the perfect first step in the door to the beginning of a long-term financial partnership.

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Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

On the heels of a strong 2023, the single-family rental (SFR) sector is positioned to expand even more in 2024. Build-to-rent (BTR) starts ticked up in the third quarter to reach 7.8%, another record high. With occupancy rates stable and lease renewal rent growth above historical averages, SFR has healthy fundamentals that will continue to support growth amid headwinds, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, shows.

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U.S. Multifamily Market Snapshot — Q4 2023

The U.S. multifamily market continued to show signs of slowing at the end of 2023, although demand remained robust, with high home prices leading younger generations of higher-income households to choose renting over homeownership.

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Arbor Recognized as Top Lender by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA in 2023

Arbor’s platform of diverse multifamily financing solutions and our strong industry relationships drive us to the top of the multifamily lender rankings year after year. Through decades-long partnerships with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA, our best-in-class team delivered results for our borrowers in 2023, propelling Arbor to the top of the partner rankings.

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Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

Small multifamily starts the year from a position of strength with normalizing expense ratios and healthy occupancy rates. After demonstrating resiliency amid headwinds, this subsector is ready to capitalize on any positive momentum in the financial markets. Arbor’s Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines and explains the key developments every investor needs to know.

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Arbor Funds $223M in Freddie Mac Conventional Loans Across Five States

UNIONDALE, NY (October 14, 2021) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading residential and commercial mortgage lender, recently closed nine transactions under its Freddie Mac Conventional lending platform. The loan proceeds were used to finance 1,925 units across nine properties in five states.

As an approved Freddie Mac Optigo® Seller/Servicer, Arbor offers flexible financing solutions with highly competitive pricing and customized terms.

“The flexibility provided by our Freddie Mac platform enables our team to deliver tailored financing solutions for our clients with compelling terms,” said Ivan Kaufman, Chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust. “Our experienced team has a proven track record of assisting multifamily operators across the country with accessing Freddie Mac financing. Arbor partners with clients ranging from first-time borrowers to Freddie Mac’s Select Sponsors, guiding them through the loan process, from initial quote to funding.”

Recent Freddie Mac Conventional transaction highlights include:

Savannah, GA – Arbor provided $24M to support the refinancing of a 232-unit garden-style property in Savannah, GA. The shared amenities at this Class B property include common laundry, playground, clubhouse and picnic/barbecue area.

Asbury Park, NJ – Arbor provided $12.5M to support the refinancing of a 65-unit garden-style property in Asbury Park, NJ. The property is within 1-mile of the NJ Transit Railroad serving Newark and New York City.

Charlotte, NC – Arbor provided $33.6M to support the refinancing of a 348-unit garden-style property in Charlotte, NC. The shared amenities at this Class B property include a clubhouse, business center, playground, common laundry, fitness center and a BBQ/picnic area.

Gastonia, NC – Arbor provided $15.2M to finance the acquisition of a 176-unit garden-style property in Gastonia, NC. The shared amenities at this property include a clubhouse building with a fitness center, lounge area, kitchenette, laundry room, as well as a swimming pool, playground and fenced dog park.

Charlotte, NC – Arbor provided $59.6M to finance the acquisition of a 377-unit garden-style property in Charlotte, NC. The shared amenities at this Class A property include a clubhouse building, business center, fitness center, lounge area, community kitchen, swimming pool and pet area.

Macon, GA – Arbor provided $12.6M to finance the acquisition of a 241-unit garden-style property in Macon, GA. Shared amenities include a clubhouse, on-site maintenance, leasing office, sports court, soccer field and swimming pool.

Richmond, VA – Arbor provided $11.1M to support the refinancing of a 98-unit garden-style property in Richmond, VA. This Class B property is in the West Henrico County submarket of the Richmond, VA metro area.

Granby, CT – Arbor provided $29M to support the refinancing of a 130-unit garden-style property in Granby, CT. The shared amenities at this Class B property include a club house, business center, courtyard, seasonal swimming pool and detached resident parking garages.

Norcross, GA – Arbor provided $25.2M to support the refinancing of a 258-unit garden-style property in Norcross, GA. The shared amenities at this property include a clubhouse, business center, fitness center, lounge area, swimming pool, soccer field, putting green, BBQ/picnic area and dog park.

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, 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 leading Fannie Mae DUS® lender, Freddie Mac Optigo® Seller/Servicer, and an approved FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender. Arbor’s product platform also includes bridge, CMBS, 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.