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.


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.


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.


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 $5.4M Fannie Mae Portfolio in Arkansas

UNIONDALE, NY (February 18, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded a Fannie Mae portfolio in Arkansas. The two housing properties, totaling 111 units, received $5.4M in acquisition funding. The loans have 12-year terms, one year of interest only payments, followed by a 30-year amortization period.

Jonathan Chaim of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loans.

“At Arbor, relationships are the foundation of our business,” Chaim said. “Through our trusted partnership with Fannie Mae, we were able to secure the best customized solution for each of these properties to align with our borrower’s needs.”

Jefferson Court Apartments, located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, received $2.9M through the Fannie Mae Small Green Rewards Loan program. The 63-unit multifamily property was built in 1971 and includes one- and two-bedroom apartments. It features a pavilion building with storage rooms, a central laundry facility, picnic area and underground parking for residents.

Country Estates Manor, located in White Hall, Arkansas, received $2.5M in financing through the Fannie Mae Small Loan program. The 48-unit complex was built in 1999. The property includes a swimming pool and a clubhouse.

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, 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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Jefferson Court Apartments – Pine Bluff, AR

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Country Estates Manor – White Hall, AR


Jonathan Chaim – Originations