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 Named Top Fannie Mae DUS® Small Loan Lender

UNIONDALE, NY (June 1, 2015) – Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC (“Arbor”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC and a national, direct commercial real estate lender, today announced  it was named Fannie Mae’s Top Small Loan Lender for its 2014 production. The company attributes its achievement of the top designation to its long-standing small loan expertise, uniquely personalized customer service for both small and large loan borrowers and certainty of execution. The award was recently bestowed upon Arbor at the 2015 Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

“We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and our ongoing successful business partnership with the Fannie Mae DUS program,” said Ivan Kaufman, Arbor’s Chairman and CEO. “This distinction is a reflection of Arbor’s long-term dedication and commitment to the small multifamily loan market. Our focus on small loans began nearly 20 years ago, as we were the first firm to partner with Fannie Mae on its newly developed small loan pilot program. I am truly proud of our history and equally excited for the future as we prepare to announce news later in the year regarding an innovative platform developed exclusively for the small balance loan client.”

“As one of our longest-tenured DUS Multifamily Small Loan Lenders, we are pleased to name Arbor as our 2014 Top Small Loan Lender,” added Jeffery Hayward, Fannie Mae’s Executive Vice President and Head of Multifamily. “In serving the critical small loan market, Arbor delivers consistent service and reliable execution, treating small loans with the same importance as large loans. We look forward to continuing to partner with Arbor as one of our 25 DUS lenders and applaud their continued commitment to the small loan market and to multifamily borrowers in every market, every day.”

Arbor’s commitment to the small loan market will be greatly enhanced later this year through the unveiling of an online loan origination and processing platform designed to make multifamily financing easier and quicker for borrowers and brokers.  For a sneak peek of this new product, please visit

About Us
Founded by Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC and Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC are national direct lenders 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, a Freddie Mac Program Plus® Seller/Servicer and Small Balance Loan lender, an FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/LEAN Lender, a HUD-approved LIHTC Lender as well as a CMBS, Bridge and Mezzanine lender, consistently building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a current servicing portfolio of more than $11 billion, Arbor is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Standard & Poor’s and holds an Above Average rating from Standard & Poor’s. 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 Commercial Mortgage, LLC also manages Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust, (REIT), formed to invest in mortgage-related securities, real estate-related bridge, junior participating interests in first mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred and direct equity investments and in limited cases, discounted mortgage notes and other real estate related assets. Arbor is headquartered in Uniondale, NY, with full-service lending offices throughout the United States. For more information about Arbor, visit