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Success Story: Large Multifamily Acquisition

A panoramic view of how Arbor grows financial partnerships through successful

product executions that deliver results for our clients


$19.3M First-Mortgage Bridge Loan





'08 & '18

Year Built


Experienced multifamily owner-operators were seeking financing to acquire and reposition a multifamily community in Sherman, TX. The property was built in two phases, and the borrower was looking to renovate 112 units in the phase 1 portion of the property in order to improve their quality and capture higher rents. The phase 2 units were also achieving below-market rents, and the borrowers’ goal was to raise rents for those units to increase property cash flow. Borrowers also planned to bring in a new, experienced property manager.

Arbor Action

Arbor was tasked with evaluating the borrowers’ business plan to ensure it would adequately increase property value and generate additional cash flow. The clients are repeat Arbor borrowers and large owner-operators who are local to the property, which assured Arbor that the repositioning could be successfully completed on time and on budget, resulting in increased rental income.


Arbor was able to execute a $19.3 million first-mortgage bridge loan to fund the acquisition and renovation of the property. Since the acquisition, the borrowers were able to successfully upgrade interior units, amenities and exteriors, resulting in a 17% increase in gross potential rent and a 98% occupancy rate in just two years. Upon loan maturity, the borrowers were able to refinance to a permanent agency loan. Arbor executed a 12-year, $22.9 million Fannie Mae DUS® Standard Loan, allowing the borrower to retire the existing Arbor bridge loan, fund immediate repairs and other costs, and operate the property for the long term.