Fitch Ratings Recognizes Arbor’s Commitment to Excellence and Innovation Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE:ABR) NEW YORK, NEW YORK – November 29, 2023: Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed Arbor Multifamily Lending, LLC’s (Arbor) commercial primary and special servicer ratings, further solidifying Arbor’s position as a trusted partner in the multifamily lending industry. Concurrently, they have assigned a Positive Outlook to each rating, reflecting an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. Commercial primary servicer rating at ‘CPS2’; Outlook Positive; Commercial special servicer rating at ‘CSS3+’; Outlook Positive. “The assignment of the Positive Outlook reflects Fitch’s 12–24 month view on the trajectory of Arbor’s primary servicer rating, noting that as the new borrower website is fully realized and deployed and turnover within the primary servicing function continues to stabilize, positive rating movement is possible.” – Fitch Ratings Read more from Fitch about the key rating drivers behind this announcement. Direct inquiries to [email protected]. About Arbor Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) is a nationwide real estate investment trust and direct lender, providing loan origination and servicing for multifamily, single-family rental (SFR) portfolios, and other diverse commercial Read the full article…
Success Story: Townhome-Style
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$16.5M Fannie Mae DUS® Standard Loan with Green Financing®
Santa Barbara County
The borrower was interested in refinancing a vintage townhome-style apartment community in Santa Barbara County, California, to improve cash flow for their growing portfolio. With interest rates rising, the borrower was in search of cost savings during the refinancing of a loan. The environmentally conscious borrower, who already intended to make improvements to their properties, was interested in exploring how going green could result in short- and long-term savings.
Through a focus on developing client relationships, Arbor keenly understood the borrower’s objectives to cut down costs and protect the environment. Arbor was able to fulfill both goals in one transaction. First, Arbor utilized the Fannie Mae Green Financing® program to lower the borrower’s interest rate and increase net operating income. Then, Arbor closely monitored trends in U.S. Treasurys and moved quickly to lock in the best possible rate at the time.
Fannie Mae’s Green Financing program enabled the borrower to save money on interest by committing to make enhancements to the property that improve energy efficiency by 30% within 12 months of closing. By enrolling in this program, they will save a significant amount of money due to locking in at a lower interest rate and the longer interest-only period of the loan. Ultimately, Arbor’s borrower received a better rate at a higher loan amount and will likely achieve a high net operating income over the life of the loan.