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Arbor Funds $5M Fannie Mae Small Loans in Tampa, FL

UNIONDALE, NY (October 14, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded two Fannie Mae Small Loans in Tampa, FL. The properties, totaling 90 units, received $5M in acquisition financing.

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

“We were happy to help repeat sponsors expand their portfolio in this growing market,” Schwass said. “At Arbor, we value nurturing long-lasting partnerships and take pride in offering customized solutions that fulfill our clients’ short- and long-term financial needs.”

Royal Village Apartments received $4M. The 68-unit multifamily complex is made up of one- and two-bedroom floorplans. Retail shopping and the University of South Florida at Tampa are nearby.

Sophia Villas received $910,000. Built in 1974, the two-story, 22-unit property is close to local shopping. The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens and Busch Gardens Tampa is a short driving distance away.

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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