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 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