Special Report: Spring 2023

Special Report: Spring 2023 The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.   Key Findings: The sustainability of consumer financing and Read the full article…

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Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023

The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.

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Renting On Credit: New Platforms Modernize Monthly Multifamily Transactions

Until recently, full-scale optimization has skipped over the basic monthly rental payment transaction, with 78% of more than 100 million renters using paper checks. But now, two programs, backed by global leaders in financial services, are incentivizing tenants to pay the rent on credit, with perks like automatic credit reporting and points towards future purchases.

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Top Markets for Renters Under 30

Renters 30 years of age and under, who now make up slightly more than one-quarter of the heads of households of rental units, are bolstering housing demand in markets known for their affordability and livability.

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Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Completes $315 Million Freddie Mac Q Series Securitization

UNIONDALE, NY, December 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) (“Arbor,” “our,” or “we”) today announced the completion of an approximately $315 million loan securitization through Freddie Mac’s Q Series securitization program (the “Securitization”). Arbor’s affiliated entity Arbor Realty SR, Inc. originated the loans and was the loan seller for the Securitization. The Securitization is Arbor’s first Read the full article…

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Five Benefits of Making Multifamily Investing Part of Your Portfolio

Multifamily investing involves the purchasing of properties with rentable housing units. In these types of investments, a group of investors often works together to mitigate costs, split profit shares, and reduce risk. Multifamily properties include apartment complexes, condo buildings, and townhouses, among other property types. When investing in multifamily properties is researched and undertaken prudently, it can generate steady and reliable income streams in all economic cycles.

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Arbor’s Top Articles of 2022: A Banner Year for Multifamily

After taking a pause during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. multifamily market experienced a banner year in 2022. Throughout the year, Arbor continued to provide unique research and insights into our markets. Here’s a look at our top Arbor research articles from 2022, in case you missed them.

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

192

Units

GA

Kingsland

2021

Year Built

Situation

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.

Arbor Action

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.

Result

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.