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 $45M in Single-Family Rental Portfolio Loans Across Seven States

UNIONDALE, NY (July 7, 2021) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading residential and commercial mortgage lender, recently closed nine transactions under its Single-Family Rental Portfolio (SFR) lending platform. The loan proceeds were used to finance acquisitions, construction and recapitalizations across seven states.

Since its launch, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Portfolio Platform has been a key area of focus and growth for the company. Through the lending platform, Arbor has been able to capture the rapid increase in demand for SFR properties. Offering both short-term and permanent financing products, Arbor’s platform has funded new development, transitional and stabilized SFR portfolio transactions.

“We believe the single-family rental space is as big as the multifamily lending market and is a phenomenal business with enormous opportunities in the bridge, permanent lending and build-to-rent products,” said Ivan Kaufman, Chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust. “We made considerable progress in growing out this platform and are committed to being a leader in the space. We are very pleased with the significant growth we are seeing in our pipeline of opportunity by leveraging off of our existing originations capacity and capabilities.”

Recent SFR transaction details:

New Development in McKinney, TX – Arbor provided $19.3M in build-to-rent construction financing for this 136-unit community. In addition to single-family residences, the community features 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom duplexes and will offer multiple amenities and services to its residents. Brian Scharf of Arbor’s Uniondale, NY office originated the loan.

Portfolio across Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale, AZ – Arbor provided a $5.8M term loan to refinance this 17-unit SFR portfolio. The detached single-family properties are situated in Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale, AZ. Eric Regenbogen of Arbor’s Uniondale, NY office originated the loan.

Portfolio in Jacksonville, FL – Arbor provided a $4.5M term loan to refinance this 75-unit SFR portfolio. The detached single-family homes are spread across multiple neighborhoods in Jacksonville, FL. Geoffrey Platt of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loan.

Portfolio in Memphis, TN – Arbor provided a $3.7M term loan to refinance this 31-unit SFR portfolio. The portfolio is situated in and around the Springhill neighborhood located northeast of downtown Memphis. Geoffrey Platt of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loan.

Portfolio in New Haven, CT – Arbor provided a $3.2M term loan to refinance this 37-unit SFR portfolio. The properties are located within walking distance of downtown New Haven and Yale University’s campus. Robert Mendeles of Arbor’s Englewood Cliffs, NJ office originated the loan.

Portfolio across CA, UT and TX – Arbor provided a $2.5M term loan to refinance this 24-unit portfolio located across Palmdale, CA, Houston, TX, and Salt Lake City, UT. Derek Kirma of Arbor’s San Diego, CA office originated the loan.

Portfolio in Nashville, TN – Arbor provided a $2.2M bridge loan to finance a 20-unit portfolio located in East Nashville. Samuel Schwass of Arbor’s Depew, NY office originated the loan.

Portfolio in New Haven, CT – Arbor provided a $2.1M term loan to refinance this 20-unit SFR portfolio. The properties are located in and around the Newhallville neighborhood, approximately two miles north of downtown New Haven. Robert Mendeles of Arbor’s Englewood Cliffs, NJ office originated the loan.

Portfolio in Groton, CT – Arbor provided a $1.7M term loan to refinance this 26-unit portfolio situated on the Thames River in Groton, CT. Geoffrey Platt of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loan.

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.