Weekly Roundup: February 23, 2018

We start off this week’s collection of multifamily news items with a look at a few top performing markets. MPF Research zooms in on Altanta – a strong performing in recent years — and finds that workforce housing neighborhoods dominate the list of top areas for rent growth in the city. Next, Urban Land sums up Marcus & Millichap’s 2018 Multifamily North American Forcast, which … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: February 23, 2018

Weekly Roundup: February 2, 2018

This week’s collection of industry trends is marked by rising demand for apartments, how renters are finding multifamily spaces and how rethinking the suburbs could be part of the solution to housing affordability. First, CityLab suggests that replacing single family homes with small apartment buildings can be a natural way to start improving housing stock and density. Then, Trepp reveals how the lending market is … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: February 2, 2018

Weekly Roundup: December 21, 2017

This week’s collection of industry news stories touch upon the movement patterns of renters along with predictions for financial and digital trends in multifamily. First, The New York Times reports that there has been a drop in mobility for renters and homeowners alike. Then, Axiometrics weighs in on the risks and returns of investing in apartments, concluding that the flexibility of the sector leads to … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: December 21, 2017

Working Seniors on the Rise: A Renter Segment to Watch

Originally posted on Arbor Loan Express It’s clear that due to recession, the US saw an uptick in the trend of delayed retirement in seniors across the country.  Working past the age of 65 no longer was an exception as seniors continued working into their late 60s and 70s. Since the financial crisis, this trend has created a growing demand segment for small apartment building owners. Most … Continue reading Working Seniors on the Rise: A Renter Segment to Watch

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