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 $9.6M Fannie Mae MAH Portfolio in Baton Rouge, LA

UNIONDALE, NY (February 27, 2019) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded a Fannie Mae MAH loan portfolio in Baton Rouge, LA. The three properties, totaling 248 units, received $9.6M in funding through the program. The loan provides a 10-year fixed rate term with 9.5-year yield maintenance, and a 30-year amortization schedule.

Austin Walker of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loan.

“With this deal, we were able to provide a cross-collateralized, nonrecourse loan for three properties well situated in Louisiana’s capital city,” Walker said. “We worked with first-time sponsors and were able to structure an innovative, customized deal providing refinancing for one property and acquisition funding for the other two purchases.”

Pelican Bay Apartments: Built in 2001 and comprised of 152 units, this property offers on-site maintenance, a playground and beautifully furnished interiors. Pelican Bay is also close to three area colleges including Louisiana State University; Southern University and A&M College; and Baton Rouge Community College.

Howell Place: Built in 2002, this 48-unit property features a clubhouse, on-site maintenance and apartments with walk-in closets and washer/dryer hookups. Howell Place was built in part with financing obtained through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and provides apartments for low-income households through Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.

Pirates Bend: Built in 2002, this property has 48 units and offers one to four bedroom floorplans. The community offers a clubhouse, lounge, and a fitness center. Pirates Bend is located close to neighborhood parks and the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport.

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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