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 $79.6M Freddie Mac Conventional Portfolio in VA

UNIONDALE, NY (October 28, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded a Freddie Mac Conventional portfolio in Virginia. The three loans, totaling $79.​6M, received acquisition funding with 10-year terms.

Jason Scott of Arbor’s Atlanta office originated the loans.

“These transactions reflect our in-depth knowledge of local multifamily markets,” Scott said. “As trends point to increased demand for suburban living, we enjoy working with sophisticated clients who are expanding into lower density markets that offer growth potential, while providing beautiful and comfortable spaces, which people are proud to call home.”

Chesapeake Bay Apartments in Newport News, VA, received $28.​2M.​ Built in 1987, the 300-unit, three-story complex was renovated in 2019. With landscaped grounds, the property features furnished one- and two-bedroom units with balconies and patios, a dog park, fitness center, pool, playground and tennis courts.

Just a 15-minute drive to Richmond, Hanover Crossing in Mechanicsville, VA, received $26.​7M.​ Built in 1987 and renovated in 2019, this two-story, 220-unit property offers spacious apartments with private balconies and patios. Amenities include a swimming pool, picnic area and tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.

Located in Richmond, VA, Wilde Lake received $24.​7M.​ Built in 1989 and renovated in 2019, the complex offers one- to three-bedroom units with lake access for residents. In addition to a business center, a carwash and catering kitchen, the community features a clubhouse, fitness center, pool and tennis courts.

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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Chesapeake Bay – Newport News, VA

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Hanover Crossing – Mechanicsville, VA

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Wilde Lake – Richmond, VA


Jason Scott – Regional Managing Director, Southeast