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How Big is Small Cap Multifamily?

A closer look at the multifamily housing inventory in the United States and the size of the small cap investment opportunity.

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Multifamily Forecast: Investors Moving to Secondary Markets

The apartment sector has remained the darling of the commercial real estate for the past six years. This doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon, as 2016 is expected to set a new record for multifamily mortgage origination volume. While multifamily’s position as top dog remains uncontested, savvy investors are altering their strategy for sourcing Read the full article…


One-on-One with Ivan Kaufman

The One-on-One with Ivan Kaufman webinar series features exclusive commercial and multifamily real estate market insight from some of the leading minds in the industry and stars Arbor’s own Chairman and CEO, Ivan Kaufman. With well over 30 years of real estate market experience, Ivan is one of the industry’s leading financial innovators, having found success in building several lending companies and growing financial partnerships with clients throughout the residential and commercial markets across all market cycles. Arbor clients will enjoy his unique perspectives designed to enhance their financing and overall business strategies.

The Past, Present and Future of Small Balance Lending – Summer 2017

Small multifamily loan programs are playing an increasingly important role in keeping our nation’s workforce housing safe, clean and affordable. In this edition of One-on-One with Ivan Kaufman, Arbor’s Chairman, President & CEO sits down with David Brickman, Executive Vice President and Head of Multifamily at Freddie Mac, to chat about the evolution of small multifamily financing.

Complete Interview

Small Loans & Technology

Modernizing a Growing Market

Supporting Affordable Workforce Housing

Second Quarter Episode: – June 22, 2016

Get the latest insight on where the CMBS market has shifted, how the political climate is now affecting the economy, and discover how new market fundamentals are yielding unique opportunities for multifamily affordable housing investment in several ways, including low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC).

Commercial Real Estate Market Movements


Affordable Housing Investment Opportunities


In-Depth Tutorial on Low-Income Housing Tax Credits


Premier Webinar Episode – March 23, 2016

Get high-level insight on the commercial and multifamily real estate markets, where they are trending and how you can best prepare your business with Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Dr. Sam Chandan, Founder and Chief Economist of Chandan Economics. Topics include macroeconomic and real estate market outlooks plus trends in the CMBS sector and millennial demand.

Macroeconomic Overview


CMBS Market Status

The Turn of the Real Estate Market Cycle


Millennials & Multifamily Demand


Multifamily New Construction & Supply Trends


How Arbor is Working to Enhance Your Business


About the One on One with Ivan Kaufman Video Series


Full-Length One on One with Ivan Kaufman Video