Uniondale, NY, July 15, 2016 -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) (the “Company”) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Arbor Commercial Mortgage’s (“ACM’s”) agency platform for $276 million. The purchase price was paid with $138 million in stock, $88 million in cash and with the issuance of a $50 [...]
The first half of 2016 has seen steady growth in the apartment sector. While demographic trends are still strongly favoring the multifamily industry, some markets and properties — particularly those on the higher end — are beginning to see a slowdown in rent growth. Let’s examine that, and a few other trends to keep an [...]
There is a new balance in housing where an increasing number of suburban households rent instead of own. Families that are looking for buildings that have two- to three-bedroom units might want to explore smaller buildings rather than larger ones. The charts within this article show that a small building’s unit mix consist of 44% [...]
A lot of apartment demand discussion recently has been focused on the Millennial generation. However, let’s explore the other end of the age spectrum. For the older American, particularly those from 55 to 64, the rise in apartment living has been increasing due to the fallout from the financial crisis. The number of senior [...]
Many factors draw an investor to the commercial real estate market. From interest rates to financial goals, commercial real estate should be thought of as more of an investment strategy rather than a get-rich-quick scheme. To be successful in any investment strategy, one must understand the fundamentals of how the process works. Within multifamily [...]
When financing for your multifamily property, you want to find what apartment lender is best for you. However, finding a lender that can meet your financial needs can be a tough one. There are many options to consider, which are highlighted by five key topics within this article. It’s important to familiarize yourself with these factors that are [...]
Infographics are some of the best ways to view both economic and demographic factors. By looking at this descriptive and informative infographic, investors will have a detailed outline of where apartment demand is coming from.
In today’s society, Millennials outnumber Baby Boomers living in the United States. As a result, we have seen a shift in rental apartment trends, with more Americans now living in smaller apartment buildings (by unit size) than larger ones. As it turns out, the share of renters living in small properties has increased slightly since the beginning of [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQehNUuYhbI&feature=youtu.be A record number of new construction apartment units are in the pipeline. Such a trend will impact the market at large, especially when also considering the potential shift from apartment rentership dominance to greater homeownership. Find out how to best prepare your business for a potential multifamily market correction.