Commercial Bridge Loans: Fast, Flexible Financing for Multifamily Investors

With constantly changing market conditions, investors sometimes need access to capital with flexible terms to improve or secure an asset. Commercial bridge loans are a popular financing tool that provides borrowers with short-term capital for renovations and purchases. They are often the perfect first step in the door to the beginning of a long-term financial partnership.

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Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

On the heels of a strong 2023, the single-family rental (SFR) sector is positioned to expand even more in 2024. Build-to-rent (BTR) starts ticked up in the third quarter to reach 7.8%, another record high. With occupancy rates stable and lease renewal rent growth above historical averages, SFR has healthy fundamentals that will continue to support growth amid headwinds, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, shows.


U.S. Multifamily Market Snapshot — Q4 2023

The U.S. multifamily market continued to show signs of slowing at the end of 2023, although demand remained robust, with high home prices leading younger generations of higher-income households to choose renting over homeownership.


Arbor Recognized as Top Lender by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA in 2023

Arbor’s platform of diverse multifamily financing solutions and our strong industry relationships drive us to the top of the multifamily lender rankings year after year. Through decades-long partnerships with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA, our best-in-class team delivered results for our borrowers in 2023, propelling Arbor to the top of the partner rankings.

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Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024

Small multifamily starts the year from a position of strength with normalizing expense ratios and healthy occupancy rates. After demonstrating resiliency amid headwinds, this subsector is ready to capitalize on any positive momentum in the financial markets. Arbor’s Small Multifamily Investment Trends Report Q1 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines and explains the key developments every investor needs to know.

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$23.4M FHA 221(d)(4) Loan






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Multifamily owner-operators with decades of experience in construction, acquisition and management were looking to develop a 192-unit, Class A apartment community in Kingsland, GA. Low vacancy rates and limited new supply in the market made it an opportune time to develop new market-rate housing in the market. The borrowers were looking for FHA financing to construct the property and transition to long-term permanent financing upon completion and stabilization.

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Arbor began the underwriting and loan application process in late 2019, with the expectation that the borrowers’ strong development experience and HUD knowledge would make them a good candidate for FHA financing with a 16-month construction timeline. The unexpected impacts of the pandemic posed challenges and disruption in the market, but the Arbor team worked diligently to ensure the borrowers would receive financing in a timely manner and stay on schedule.


Due to Arbor’s experienced FHA team and the borrowers’ strong application, Arbor successfully secured a $23.4 million FHA 221(d)(4) loan to fund the construction of the property and transition to a 40-year term loan. The loan allowed the borrower to cover development costs and operate the property for stable rental income.