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?

How Arbor and Freddie Mac Have Served the Small Balance Loan Space

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 Arbor and Freddie Mac have partnered together to keep the small multifamily industry well capitalized. Continue reading How Arbor and Freddie Mac Have Served the Small Balance Loan Space

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

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