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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 real estate assets. Headquartered in Uniondale, New York, Arbor manages a multibillion-dollar servicing portfolio, specializing in government-sponsored enterprise products. Arbor is a leading Fannie Mae DUS® lender and Freddie Mac Optigo® Seller/Servicer. Rated by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, Arbor is committed to building on its reputation for service, quality and customized solutions with an unparalleled dedication to providing our clients excellence over the entire life of a loan.

Insights from the Arbor Team

Single-Family Rental Investment Snapshot — Q4 2021

The single-family rental sector (SFR) enjoyed its best year on record in 2021, as demographic and pandemic-related forces combined with growing investment enthusiasm. The sector’s decade-long trend of institutionalization has accelerated over the past year.

Occupancy rates across all SFRs averaged 94.8% in the fourth quarter of 2021, dipping by 20 basis points (bps) from the third quarter. Through October 2021, the last month of available data, vacant-to-occupied annual rent growth sat at 13.5%— 359 bps off the July peak but still 670 bps higher than any pre-pandemic reading….. < Read the full article on Arbor’s website >

Three Top-of-Mind Topics for the Multifamily Industry in 2022

As pandemic restrictions are lifted, workers called back to the office, the major industry conferences for commercial real estate (CRE) have also returned in a meaningful way. In addition to meeting with clients and business partners, these events are venues for discussing issues that affect the industry today and sharing future expectations – whether on stage over a microphone or in the conference hallways.

At the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) 2022 Commercial/Multifamily Finance Convention and Expo) in San Diego, CA, in mid-February, the following three topics were discussed by presenters and attendees and reflect what’s top-of-mind for the industry…. < Read the full article on Arbor’s website >

What’s Driving the SFR Boom?

Over the past decade, single-family rentals (SFR) have catapulted from a niche, primarily mom-and-pop driven corner of the housing market to a maturing sector with an increasing share of institutional participation. The SFR sector has historically attracted renters who seek a more spacious, suburban lifestyle but are not looking to buy for various reasons. While the concept of SFR is not new, it has gained more attention in the last decade as institutional involvement has increased following the Global Financial Crisis (GFC).

SFR has benefited from a suburban resurgence accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic in the previous few years. The SFR tenant base continues to evolve and expand as family-forming Millennials seek more space, and remote work reduces the need for proximity to…. < Read the full article on Arbor’s website >

Top Markets for Multifamily Investment Growth

When uncertainty gripped the U.S. in 2020, it had the effect of pushing investors to the sidelines. As a result, investment volumes sank considerably even in more liquid segments of the real estate market like the multifamily sector. In 2021, investors rushed back and contributed to the most active year of apartment transactions by dollar volume on record. According to Real Capital Analytics (RCA), more than $335 billion in apartment asset value changed hands last year— a total that is nearly equivalent to the volume recorded in 2019 and 2020 combined.

Here, the research teams at Arbor and Chandan Economics explore where U.S. apartment investment volumes are growing the fastest and where the recovery is…. < Read the full article on Arbor’s website >

Top U.S. Multifamily Rent Growth Markets — Q4 2021

Despite a slow start to the year, multifamily effective rent growth for the U.S. overall was up 12.5% during 2021, the largest annual gain since Moody’s Analytics CRE began tracking data in 1980, as Sun Belt markets continued to drive the recovery.

As was the case throughout the year, Florida markets were found up and down the list of top rent growth markets. Jacksonville led the way, rising a whopping 27.3%. The city is one of the fastest growing in the U.S., driven by a revitalization of the downtown area into a… < Read the full article on Arbor’s website >

U.S. Multifamily Market Snapshot — Q4 2021

The U.S. multifamily market finished 2021 at record-setting highs. Rent growth climbed 12.5% during the year, after falling 2.4% in 2020, and was the highest increase since Moody’s Analytics CRE began tracking the data in 1980. The vacancy rate improved to 4.7%, down from 5.3% at the end of 2020.

Real Capital Analytics reported that sales volume reached a record high of $335.3 billion during the year, shattering the previous high of $193.1 billion in 2019. Cap rates for multifamily transactions averaged 4.5%, down from 5.0% at the end of 2020, and setting a new…. < Read the full article on Arbor’s website >

3 Key Topics From the 2022 NMHC Annual Meeting

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Annual Meeting returned to Orlando, FL in 2022, after being held in San Diego, CA last year. The event, which brings together many industry leaders for exclusive networking and in-depth sessions on the market and industry-relevant topics, took place from Jan. 15 through 18. The general sentiment seemed positive—reflecting strong performance of multifamily assets, high transaction volumes through 2021, and optimism for a good year ahead.

Of the many dynamic topics presented on-stage and overheard in the corridors during the 2022 NMHC Annual Meeting, three that merit special mention and…. < Read the full article on Arbor’s website >

Arbor Chatter Top 10 Posts of 2021

As the U.S. commercial real estate market continued its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic-related recession in 2021, the multifamily and single-family rental (SFR) sectors proved their resilience.

Multifamily rent growth burst through at the end of the year, after falling through much of the first half of the year, while vacancy rates remained at historical lows. SFRs continued to perform well, with a healthy inflow of investment capital and tenant demand, driven by…. < Read the full article on Arbor’s website >

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