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Arbor Funds $43.7M Fannie Mae DUS® Green Rewards SRL Loan in Roswell, GA

UNIONDALE, NY (January 9, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded a Fannie Mae DUS® Green Rewards Streamlined Rate Lock (SRL) loan in Roswell, GA. The property received $43.7M in acquisition financing through the program, with a 12-year fixed rate, four years of interest only payments, and a 30-year amortization schedule.

Stephen York of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loan.

“Our client came to us during a time of market fluidity. Their primary goal was to achieve optimal leverage and the flexibility to secure an early rate lock,” York said. “We were delighted to provide competitive acquisition financing utilizing Fannie Mae’s Green Rewards Streamlined Rate Lock program. By utilizing this product, we were able to underwrite the property’s projected utility savings, which in turn allowed us to improve and maximize our loan amount. It also gave our client the ability to rate lock at a favorable time during the underwriting process when treasuries dipped.”

Built in 1972, the Avia Riverside Apartments were renovated from 2013-2015. The 396-unit garden style, multifamily property features two swimming pools, a playground and dog park. Other amenities include fitness and business centers. The complex is positioned along the bluffs overlooking the Chattahoochee River in Historic Roswell. Retail shopping is 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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Avia Riverside – Roswell, GA


Stephen York – Vice President, Originations