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 $92.6M in Fannie Mae Loans Across Seven U.S. States

UNIONDALE, NY (December 15, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently financed Fannie Mae loans in seven states across the U.S. The properties, made up of 1634 units, received $92.6M in funding.

Ryan Duff of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loans.

“Arbor has been able to keep up with the preservation of affordable housing through Fannie Mae’s mission-driven product lines during the pandemic,” Duff said. “While rates remain low, we’re able to offer cost-effective, highly leveraged and competitive structures to our customers for all of their multifamily financing needs.”

Highlights of Transactions

The following properties received financing through the Fannie Mae DUS® program:
Oaks at Five Mile Apartments in Dallas, TX, received $9.6M in acquisition financing in the first quarter of 2020. Built in 1977 the two-story, 196-unit property features walk-in closets, patios and balconies. Retail shopping and the Dallas Zoo are nearby.

Tuscany Village Apartments in Oklahoma City, OK, received $9M in refinancing in the second quarter of 2020. The community includes 306 units with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and built-in bookshelves. A swimming pool, playground and picnic area are available to residents.

Westbridge Apartments in Little Rock, AR, received $6M in refinancing in the second quarter of 2020. Built in 1979, the 180-unit property is pet-friendly. Retail shopping and the Little Rock Zoo are in close proximity.

11-07 Welling Court in Astoria, NY, received $12.4M in refinancing in the third quarter of 2020. The 28-unit complex features custom Italian-crafted kitchens and access to a landscaped roof deck with panoramic views, an outdoor kitchen and more. Parks and public transportation are nearby.

Wingate Apartments in Forest Park, GA, received $11M in refinancing in the third quarter of 2020. The multifamily property features 211 units and is close to shopping, dining and entertainment. Fort Gillem is a short driving distance away.

Inverness Apartments in Tuscaloosa, AL, received $23.2M in acquisition funding in the fourth quarter of 2020. The 208-unit garden-style apartment complex was built in 1996 and offers one to four bedroom floorplans with fireplaces and balconies.

El Rancho Apartments in Dallas, TX, received $12M in refinancing in the fourth quarter of 2020. Built in 1968, the 308-unit gated complex was renovated in 2015. Retail shopping is within walking distance.

Four additional properties received refinancing through the Fannie Mae DUS® Small Loan program:
Jax Square Townhomes in Sterlington, LA, received $3.2M in the third quarter of 2020. The 30-unit property offers two- and three-bedroom options with walk-in closets, granite kitchen countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Sterling Townhomes in Sterlington, LA, received $2.9M in the third quarter of 2020. Built in 2015, the 28 unit property is made up of two- and three-bedroom floorplans with granite kitchen countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Strawberry Commons in Dalton, GA, received $2.1M in the third quarter of 2020. The 39-unit multifamily garden, low rise features a picnic area and playground. Retail shopping is nearby.

One Fort Worth, TX, property received funding through the Fannie Mae DUS® Supplemental Loan program:
Regency Oaks received $1.2M in the second quarter of 2020. The 100-unit gated property includes one-, two-, and three-bedroom options and a swimming pool for residents.

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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Inverness Apartments – Tuscaloosa, AL

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Wingate Apartments – Forest Park, GA

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Tuscany Village Apartments – Oklahoma City, OK


Ryan Duff – Vice President, Originations