The State of Multifamily in 2017 — Part 3

A Q&A Session with Ivan Kaufman and Sam Chandan on multifamily construction, lending and the small balance apartment sector. For over 20 years, Arbor has helped multifamily real estate investors achieve their financial goals. In March 2017, Ivan Kaufman, Chairman, President & CEO of Arbor, sat down with Sam Chandan, Silverstein Chair of the New [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:38+00:00May 16th, 2017|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|

How Much do Apartment Renters Pay for Utilities?

When renting, we all know that once a month we write a check to the landlord. Within the payment are some basic utilities that are covered as well.  By taking a read of this article, data from the American Community Survey shows what portion of renters have their utilities included in their monthly rent check [...]

By |2016-08-02T20:47:09+00:00August 8th, 2016|NYC, Real Estate|

How do Multifamily Renters Get to Work?

Did you know, that we could tell how you commute to work by what type of renter you are? We know that in larger cities, the longer the commute the more public transportation is being used. Meanwhile, smaller buildings and more suburban areas tend to have higher rates of automobile use. By reading this article, [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:42+00:00August 4th, 2016|NYC, Real Estate|

Arbor Realty Trust Completes the Acquisition of Arbor Commercial Mortgage’s Agency Platform

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 [...]

By |2020-05-06T16:43:43+00:00August 2nd, 2016|NYC, Real Estate|

Macroeconomic Overview Learn how the general election is influencing the U.S. economy plus how there might soon be a change in the ratio between rent growth and wage growth, with the former finally slowing down and the latter picking up. Also, the influence of foreign investment in U.S. real estate is evaluated, with Chinese, [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:44+00:00April 6th, 2016|Blog, Real Estate|

U.S. Multifamily Remains Very Attractive to Foreign Investors

A new research blog post on ALEX Chatter examines the continued flood of foreign investment into U.S. multifamily. In fact, as Real Capital Analytics data points out, 2015 represented a new high for foreign investment in American apartments. Even more impressive was that the 2015 investment figure of $16.3 billion was nearly triple the $5.7 [...]

By |2020-05-06T16:18:51+00:00March 24th, 2016|NYC, Real Estate|

What Steps are Involved in Creating a REIT?

Obviously, this question cannot be answered with one short, simple answer. The breadth of information on how to form a REIT from conception has basic tax considerations and requirements — ones that should be researched with a legal representative for the finer details. However, the elemental compliance regulations generally require these qualifications: Organization — A Real Estate Investment Trust [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:45+00:00January 28th, 2016|Blog, Real Estate|

Arbor’s Ties to Iconic NYC Landmarks

Arbor has originated billions of dollars in commercial real estate financing for more than two decades. Because of its long track record of work, Arbor’s commercial real estate financing business has quite naturally been steeped in history through the funding of several iconic New York buildings. Let me take you on a tour of three [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:45+00:00January 27th, 2016|Architecture, Blog, NYC, Real Estate|