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Arbor Named Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Lender 10 Years Straight

UNIONDALE, NY (Feb. 6, 2017) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR), a real estate investment trust and national direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets, has announced that for the 10th consecutive year it was recognized as a Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender, finishing at number eight for 2016 total volume.


“We are extremely proud to have achieved this milestone as it represents the ongoing growth and success of our core business and the continued commitment to our partnership with Fannie Mae,” said Arbor Chairman, President and CEO Ivan Kaufman. “Achieving and sustaining this ranking year after year takes an incredible amount of teamwork, focus and dedication. We have worked hard to understand our clients’ needs, provide them exceptional customer service and deliver them certainty of execution, helping them achieve their business goals again and again.”


Arbor’s attributes its success to decades of experience in the agency finance business, uniquely personal client service as well as a high level of transaction customization and flexibility through its strong partnership with Fannie Mae.


“Arbor’s 10th year of Top 10 status is a testament to the consistency and certainty of execution the company has exhibited throughout both strong and challenging real estate market cycles,” said Jeffery Hayward, Fannie Mae’s Executive Vice President and Head of Multifamily. “We are quite pleased to have such a long-standing partner in the multifamily finance sector and look forward to another decade of success together.”


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For over 20 years, Uniondale, NY-based Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) has been helping multifamily and commercial real estate clients achieve their financial goals by focusing on growing long-term relationships and conducting business as not simply another real estate lender, but a partner. We value our clients to such an extent that we are more comfortable calling them partners, and their relationships with Arbor are the foundation of our business.


Founded by Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust and direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Arbor is a Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender by volume and a leading Fannie Mae Small Loan lender, a Freddie Mac Multifamily Seller/Servicer and the Top Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Lender, a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seniors Housing Lender, an FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/LEAN Lender, a HUD-approved LIHTC Lender as well as a CMBS, Bridge, Mezzanine and Preferred Equity lender, consistently building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a current servicing portfolio of more than $12 billion, Arbor is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Standard & Poor’s with an Above Average rating. Arbor is also on the Standard & Poor’s Select Servicer List and is a primary commercial loan servicer and loan level special servicer rated by Fitch Ratings. Arbor Realty Trust is externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC.