Aging Baby Boomers Reshape the Housing Market

While the 2008 financial crisis prompted a cyclical shift in U.S. housing — impacting everything from home prices to who can qualify for a mortgage — an equally impactful demographic change was just taking shape. The unprecedented wave of Baby Boomers that began retiring would disrupt the balance of the housing market.


Secondary and Tertiary Markets Gain Ground on Primary Cities

As secondary and tertiary markets continue to gain parity with larger primary cities around the nation, they offer investors a significant potential for return on investment, even as the U.S. and global economic landscapes face notable headwinds.


Small Multifamily Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

The small multifamily sub-sector ended 2022 on a high note with originations falling just behind 2021’s peak. As economic storm clouds continue circling, small multifamily appears fortified from any reverberations that may result.

Press Releases

Arbor Realty Trust Reacts to Ningi Research Report

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 14, 2023  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE: ABR), announced today that the Company is in receipt of the purported “research” report that was published earlier today by Ningi Research, a short seller of Arbor stock. The report lacks merit and contains numerous inaccuracies, misstatements, and otherwise misleading allegations. This false Read the full article…


Arbor’s Leah Fisher Joins Global Sustainability Panel at InnovateESG

Arbor Senior Vice President, Special Projects, Governance and Risk, Leah Fisher recently spoke on a thought-provoking panel discussion at InnovateESG 2023, a conference focused on environmental, social, and governance missions, hosted by NYU Stern’s Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance.


Single-Family Rental Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

SFR will maintain exposure to the cyclical disruption brought on by the housing market’s softness and rising interest rates, even though its structural growth outlook remains positive and unchanged.


Arbor Funds $39.4M Fannie Mae Acquisition Loan in California

UNIONDALE, NY (May 27, 2015) — Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (“Arbor”), a national, direct commercial real estate lender, announced the recent funding of a loan totaling $39,406,000 for the acquisition of the 320-unit Acacia Park Apartments in Temecula, CA. The 10-year under the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting & Servicing (DUS®) Loan amortizes on a 30-year schedule and includes two years interest only.

The loan was originated by Greg Gillam, Vice President in Arbor’s Manhattan Beach, CA, office. “The buyer of Acacia Park Apartments is a long-term Arbor client, with whom we have closed dozens of deals over the years,” Gillam said. “In this deal, the buyer required a certain amount of financing customization, which is standard on all Arbor loans. We were pleased to be able to help provide the optimal financial solution, including the best available terms, to the borrower for their great investment.”

Acacia Park Apartments consists of 24 buildings and such amenities as a clubhouse with a fitness center, a billiards table and restrooms with showers; two outdoor pools and spas; a tennis court; a volleyball court; a basketball court; as well as a barbeque area with gas grills.

“We believe Acacia Park Apartments represents a great investment, as it is a well-operated, stabilized asset that recently underwent $2 million in renovations. We see much upside potential in the property and we plan on continuing renovations upon the turn of each unit, adding granite countertops, updated fixtures and cabinets and wood flooring along the way,” explained Eric Sussman, co-owner of the property. “As always, our long-term financial partner Arbor worked hard to customize the specific financing we needed to make this deal a tremendous investment not only now but for the future. They uniquely understand our goals deal after deal.”

About Us
Founded by Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC and Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC are national direct lenders specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Arbor is a 2013 Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender by volume, a Freddie Mac Program Plus® Seller/Servicer and Small Balance Loan lender, an FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/LEAN Lender, a HUD-approved LIHTC Lender as well as a CMBS, Bridge and Mezzanine lender, consistently building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a current servicing portfolio of more than $11 billion, Arbor is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Standard & Poor’s and holds an Above Average rating from Standard & Poor’s. 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.

Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC also manages Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust, (REIT), formed to invest in mortgage-related securities, real estate-related bridge, junior participating interests in first mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred and direct equity investments and in limited cases, discounted mortgage notes and other real estate related assets. Arbor is headquartered in Uniondale, NY, with full-service lending offices throughout the United States.  For more information about Arbor, visit