Five Advantages of FHA Multifamily Construction Loans

In the last three years, multifamily construction has reached levels not seen since the 1980s, supported, in part, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. If you are exploring the acquisition, refinancing, rehabilitation, or new construction of conventional multifamily, affordable housing, seniors housing, or a healthcare facility, consider FHA multifamily construction loans, a stable financing option with excellent terms and many other attractive advantages.


Where are Single-Family Rental (SFR) Rents Rising the Fastest?

While the single-family rental (SFR) sector’s rent growth averages have retreated from record highs, structural tailwinds are keeping price growth positive — both nationally and in major SFR markets. In this research brief, Chandan Economics and Arbor Realty Trust analyze DBRS Morningstar data, which covers the top 20 MSAs by SFR activity, to discover the metropolitan areas where SFR rent growth is the hottest right now.


Fannie Mae Small Loans Cap Raised to $9 Million

Fannie Mae recently announced that its Small Loan cap has increased from $6 million to $9 million for all loans committed as of August 22, 2023. Multifamily borrowers and lenders have praised the change to the Fannie Mae Small Loans program, which will encourage greater investment in a rapidly growing sector where demand remains high despite market volatility.


The Top Five Emerging Metros for Retiree Relocation

As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, their evolving geographic preferences are strengthening housing markets and local economies in new locations, which feature attractive climates, relative affordability, and ample outdoor activities. With swelling populations of senior citizens, our top five emerging metropolitan areas for retiree relocation are fertile ground for multifamily real estate investment.

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Arbor Funds a $24.6M Bridge Loan Portfolio in Illinois

UNIONDALE, NY (January 27, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial mortgage lender, recently funded a $24.6M portfolio in Illinois. The deal encompasses three transactions, all bridge loans for a single sponsor.

Eric Regenbogen of Arbor’s Uniondale office originated the deal.

“Through these loans, we were able to provide the borrower with the capital they required to both purchase and improve the properties,” said Regenbogen. “Once again, we are demonstrating how we can meet the needs of our partners, in this case, helping to gentrify a growing market in the greater Chicago area.”

922 N. Blvd, Oak Park, IL ($11.1M) – Built in 1969, this 56-unit, eight-story apartment complex outside of Chicago features a roof terrace, sundeck and beautiful views of the city. The property is in close walking distance to a wide range of shops, restaurants, nightlife and transportation.

930 N. Blvd., Oak Park, IL ($9.1M) – Built in 1966, this 48-unit, seven-story property offers garage parking, on-site laundry facilities and easy access to local shopping and dining venues.

2909 E. 78 Street, Chicago, IL ($4.4M) – Built in 1932, this 31-unit, four-story multifamily development is located on the desirable South Shore. The pet-friendly property features newer aluminum windows and proximity to public transportation.

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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930 N. Blvd. – Oak Park, IL

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2909 E. 78 Street, Chicago, IL


Eric Regenbogen – Originations