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 $4.2M Fannie Mae DUS® in Jackson, MS

UNIONDALE, NY (February 7, 2019) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded a Fannie Mae DUS® in Jackson, MS. The Carleton Senior Apartments, a 78-unit urban mid-rise complex, received $4.2M in funding through the program. The deal provides a 12-year term with a 25-year amortization period.

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

“Arbor was able to assist the client in accomplishing two goals with this transaction – freeing up additional trapped equity via the refinance, and converting the client from a shorter-term ARM loan to a longer-term fixed rate product,” Norman said. “The transaction was the finalization of a two-stage strategy, in which the shorter-term loan was used for acquisition, rehabilitation and restabilization. After the net operating income was maximized, the loan was successfully converted to a permanent Fannie Mae loan.”

Built in 1979, The Carleton Senior Apartments is a gated community for tenants 55 years and older. The complex features a swimming pool, central courtyard, covered parking, community center, 24-hour emergency on-call service and weekly social activities. The individual units include walk-in closets and large dining rooms with chandeliers, as well as fireplaces and screened porches in selected units.

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, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Headquartered in Uniondale, New York, Arbor manages a multibillion-dollar servicing portfolio, specializing in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other government-sponsored enterprises, as well as CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity lending. Rated by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, Arbor is committed to building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility, and dedicated to providing our clients excellence over the entire life of a loan.

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The Carleton Senior Apartments – Jackson, MS


Matt Norman – Vice President, Originations