Aging Baby Boomers Reshape the Housing Market

While the 2008 financial crisis prompted a cyclical shift in U.S. housing — impacting everything from home prices to who can qualify for a mortgage — an equally impactful demographic change was just taking shape. The unprecedented wave of Baby Boomers that began retiring would disrupt the balance of the housing market.


Secondary and Tertiary Markets Gain Ground on Primary Cities

As secondary and tertiary markets continue to gain parity with larger primary cities around the nation, they offer investors a significant potential for return on investment, even as the U.S. and global economic landscapes face notable headwinds.


Small Multifamily Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

The small multifamily sub-sector ended 2022 on a high note with originations falling just behind 2021’s peak. As economic storm clouds continue circling, small multifamily appears fortified from any reverberations that may result.

Press Releases

Arbor Realty Trust Reacts to Ningi Research Report

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 14, 2023  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE: ABR), announced today that the Company is in receipt of the purported “research” report that was published earlier today by Ningi Research, a short seller of Arbor stock. The report lacks merit and contains numerous inaccuracies, misstatements, and otherwise misleading allegations. This false Read the full article…


Arbor’s Leah Fisher Joins Global Sustainability Panel at InnovateESG

Arbor Senior Vice President, Special Projects, Governance and Risk, Leah Fisher recently spoke on a thought-provoking panel discussion at InnovateESG 2023, a conference focused on environmental, social, and governance missions, hosted by NYU Stern’s Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance.


Single-Family Rental Investment Snapshot — Q4 2022

SFR will maintain exposure to the cyclical disruption brought on by the housing market’s softness and rising interest rates, even though its structural growth outlook remains positive and unchanged.


Arbor Funds $6.7M Freddie Mac SBL Deal in Michigan

UNIONDALE, NY (February 1, 2019) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded a Freddie Mac SBL portfolio in Michigan. The three properties, totaling 154 units, received $6.7M in combined funding. Each loan comes with a 20-year term including a 10-year fixed rate.

The portfolio includes: Troy Village Apartments in Troy, MI, which received $1.1M in funding; Pointe Place Apartments in Taylor, MI, which received $3M in funding; and Truman Village Apartments in Rockwood, MI, which received $2.5M in funding.

David Galst of Arbor’s Century City office originated the loan. “I’m happy to report that the borrower sincerely appreciated Arbor’s straight-forward and hands-on execution in closing this cash-out refinance deal,” said Galst. “The terms of the loan facilitated the removal of a vacant lot adjoining one of the properties which was encumbered by the prior lender.”

Built in 1957, Troy Village Apartments offer amenities such as on-site parking, laundry facilities and high speed internet access. The property is in close proximity to I-75 with easy access to Detroit Metro Airport.

Pointe Place Apartments, built in 1971, provide on-site parking options, high-speed internet access and rentable storage units.

Truman Village Apartments, also built in 1971, offer a park-like setting with a large pet-friendly community, playground and personal patios. The property is close to Lake Erie Metro Park and Lake Erie Smith Creek.

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, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Headquartered in Uniondale, New York, Arbor manages a multibillion-dollar servicing portfolio, specializing in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other government-sponsored enterprises, as well as CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity lending. Rated by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, Arbor is committed to building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility, and dedicated to providing our clients excellence over the entire life of a loan.

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David Galst – Vice President, Originations