Five Advantages of FHA Multifamily Construction Loans

In the last three years, multifamily construction has reached levels not seen since the 1980s, supported, in part, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. If you are exploring the acquisition, refinancing, rehabilitation, or new construction of conventional multifamily, affordable housing, seniors housing, or a healthcare facility, consider FHA multifamily construction loans, a stable financing option with excellent terms and many other attractive advantages.


Where are Single-Family Rental (SFR) Rents Rising the Fastest?

While the single-family rental (SFR) sector’s rent growth averages have retreated from record highs, structural tailwinds are keeping price growth positive — both nationally and in major SFR markets. In this research brief, Chandan Economics and Arbor Realty Trust analyze DBRS Morningstar data, which covers the top 20 MSAs by SFR activity, to discover the metropolitan areas where SFR rent growth is the hottest right now.


Fannie Mae Small Loans Cap Raised to $9 Million

Fannie Mae recently announced that its Small Loan cap has increased from $6 million to $9 million for all loans committed as of August 22, 2023. Multifamily borrowers and lenders have praised the change to the Fannie Mae Small Loans program, which will encourage greater investment in a rapidly growing sector where demand remains high despite market volatility.


The Top Five Emerging Metros for Retiree Relocation

As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, their evolving geographic preferences are strengthening housing markets and local economies in new locations, which feature attractive climates, relative affordability, and ample outdoor activities. With swelling populations of senior citizens, our top five emerging metropolitan areas for retiree relocation are fertile ground for multifamily real estate investment.

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Arbor Funds $6.3M Freddie Mac SBL Loans in Miami, FL

UNIONDALE, NY (June 3, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded Freddie Mac Small Balance loans in Miami, FL. The three properties, totaling 55 units, received $6.3M in financing.

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

“We take pride in getting to the heart of our clients’ needs and helping them achieve their short- and long-term goals,” Chaim said. “These transactions demonstrate Arbor’s ability to build ongoing and successful financial partnerships with our sponsors.”

Bayshore Apartments, located one block from Biscayne Bay and a short distance to Miami Shores, received $2.7M in acquisition financing. The 24-unit multifamily property is made up of one- and two-bedroom floorplans.

Morningside Apartments, an 11-unit garden-style complex, received $1.2M in refinancing. The property is within walking distance of retail shopping and public transportation is nearby.

The 63rd Street Apartments received $2.4M in refinance funding. Renovated in 2018, the 20-unit garden-style property features one- and two-bedroom units. The complex is within a short driving distance to Miami International University of Art and Design and Miami Dade College.

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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Bayshore Apartments

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Morningside Apartments

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63rd Street Apartments


Jonathan Chaim – Originator