Commercial Bridge Loans: Fast, Flexible Financing for Multifamily Investors

With constantly changing market conditions, investors sometimes need access to capital with flexible terms to improve or secure an asset. Commercial bridge loans are a popular financing tool that provides borrowers with short-term capital for renovations and purchases. They are often the perfect first step in the door to the beginning of a long-term financial partnership.

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Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

On the heels of a strong 2023, the single-family rental (SFR) sector is positioned to expand even more in 2024. Build-to-rent (BTR) starts ticked up in the third quarter to reach 7.8%, another record high. With occupancy rates stable and lease renewal rent growth above historical averages, SFR has healthy fundamentals that will continue to support growth amid headwinds, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, shows.


U.S. Multifamily Market Snapshot — Q4 2023

The U.S. multifamily market continued to show signs of slowing at the end of 2023, although demand remained robust, with high home prices leading younger generations of higher-income households to choose renting over homeownership.


Arbor Recognized as Top Lender by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA in 2023

Arbor’s platform of diverse multifamily financing solutions and our strong industry relationships drive us to the top of the multifamily lender rankings year after year. Through decades-long partnerships with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA, our best-in-class team delivered results for our borrowers in 2023, propelling Arbor to the top of the partner rankings.

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Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

Small multifamily starts the year from a position of strength with normalizing expense ratios and healthy occupancy rates. After demonstrating resiliency amid headwinds, this subsector is ready to capitalize on any positive momentum in the financial markets. Arbor’s Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines and explains the key developments every investor needs to know.

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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