A Look Back at the History of Arbor Realty Trust

Arbor’s history goes back over 30 years to 1983 when Ivan Kaufman founded Arbor National Holdings, Inc. and its premier lending subsidiary, Arbor Mortgage, Inc. This video shows how Arbor has grown from a leading provider of residential mortgages in the New York-tristate region, to one of the largest commercial real estate lenders in the nation.   Continue reading A Look Back at the History of Arbor Realty Trust

Ivan Kaufman & Steve Johnson — A Conversation on Small Multifamily Loans

Ivan Kaufman, Chairman, President & CEO of Arbor Realty Trust Inc., sits down with Steve Johnson, Vice President of the Small Loan Business at Freddie Mac to discuss how the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan program has grown and evolved to serve the needs of workforce housing and the small multifamily investor. Continue reading Ivan Kaufman & Steve Johnson — A Conversation on Small Multifamily Loans

Who is the Small Multifamily Borrower?

Ivan Kaufman, Chairman, President & CEO of Arbor Realty Trust Inc., sits down with Steve Johnson, Vice President of the Small Loan Business at Freddie Mac, and Sam Chandan, Silverstein Chair at the NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate to discuss how the needs of the small balance multifamily borrower differ from larger institutional investors. Continue reading Who is the Small Multifamily Borrower?

Technology Enables New Efficiency in Small Multifamily Lending

Ivan Kaufman, Chairman, President & CEO of Arbor Realty Trust Inc., sits down with Steve Johnson, Vice President of the Small Loan Business at Freddie Mac, and Sam Chandan, Silverstein Chair at the NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate to discuss how new technology has enabled multifamily borrowers to secure financing for their investment and refinancing needs faster than ever before. Continue reading Technology Enables New Efficiency in Small Multifamily Lending

Leveraging Small Multifamily Loans in 2017: How to Growth Your Multifamily Investment Portfolio and Maximize Returns

Small apartment assets — think 5 to 50 units, secured by $1MM to $7MM loans — play a critical role in U.S. housing. They are home to roughly one-third of all renters, and nearly 80 percent of lower-income renters. Based on a recent webinar from Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. and Freddie Mac, this presentation explores what you need to know to strategically grow your portfolio … Continue reading Leveraging Small Multifamily Loans in 2017: How to Growth Your Multifamily Investment Portfolio and Maximize Returns

Bridge Market Grows More Liquid, Competitive

The multifamily bridge loan space has become an increasingly popular lending sector as the current multifamily cycle has progressed. This is largely due to the rise of the value-add investment strategy. Strategic multifamily investors have benefitted greatly from the prevalence of older, mismanaged apartment inventory that’s suitable for physical improvements and operational overhauls. Nearly a quarter of 2014’s $42B transaction volume in the top six … Continue reading Bridge Market Grows More Liquid, Competitive

Multifamily Building Permits

Multifamily Development Year-End 2016 | Arbor Year-end data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on new residential construction, including data for multifamily buildings (classified as structures with five or more units), showed that multifamily development continued its strong run during 2016. Multifamily Building Permits Authorizations of privately-owned residential housing units in the United States in buildings with five … Continue reading Multifamily Building Permits

A Look at the Most and Least Expensive Multifamily Investment Markets

As we enter the fall buying season, it’s useful to look at pricing in major multifamily markets through the first half of the year. Not only in the priciest markets, but also in markets that may represent higher yield opportunities. Using transaction data compiled by Real Capital Analytics, we calculated the average sale price in the top 50 markets in the U.S. — specifically, the weighted average … Continue reading A Look at the Most and Least Expensive Multifamily Investment Markets