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 $7M in Fannie Mae Small Loans Across the U.S.

UNIONDALE, NY (September 5, 2019) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded three loans totaling $7M under the Fannie Mae Small Loans program:

  • Spanish Viento Apartments, Little Rock, AR
    This 109-unit community features scenic, tree-lined homes and a pool. It’s close to local shopping and attractions such as the Little Rock Zoo, Central Arkansas Nature Center, and the Museum of Discovery. Built in 1972 and renovated in 2018, the property received $3.5M in acquisition funding.
  • Santos Villas, Tampa, FL
    This 40-unit, two-story complex features amenities such as balconies, smoke-free options, on-site parking and high speed internet access. Convenient to shopping centers, recreation and local transportation, Santos Villas received $1.8M in acquisition funding.
  • Treetop Haven Luxury Apartments, Milcreek, UT
    These spacious new apartments feature amenities ranging from smart home technology to valet trash pickup to stainless steel appliances and hard wood style floors. Located near a variety of shopping, restaurant and entertainment alternatives, the property received $1.7M in refinance cash-out funding.

Sam Schwass of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loans and stated, “This portfolio demonstrates our leadership role in the Fannie Mae Small Loans market. It’s also a good example of how we are satisfying the unique needs of a wide range of borrowers across the country with diverse properties and locations.”

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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Spanish Viento, Little Rock, AR


Sam Schwass – Originator