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Bridge Market Grows More Liquid, Competitive

Authored by Michael Ratliff, the editor of ALEX Chatter.  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

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Ivan Kaufman, ceo of ALEX

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

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Most U.S. Renters Live in Small Apartment Properties

Go ahead and picture an apartment building. If you are like most people, then you are likely envisioning something large, tall and in a city. Well — as recent Chandan Economics research published on ALEX Chatter shows — most multifamily renters (57%) actually live in buildings with between 5 and 19 units. The research also

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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

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Arbor Completes $200 Million Multifamily Loans That Span 5 States

    Renowned direct lender Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC [“Arbor”] recently announced the closing of $200,315,900 in loans for properties across five Southern and Midwestern states, including Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Ohio. The loans were procured through Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting & Servicing (DUS®) Loan, Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Affordable Housing, Fannie Mae DUS®

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Fannie Mae Approves Arbor As Senior Housing DUS Lender

  Last month, Fannie Mae officially named Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arbor Commercial Mortgage, a Fannie Mae Seniors Housing Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS®) lender. Arbor was already an existing lender in Fannie Mae’s conventional multifamily housing program. Arbor’s consistent record as one of the highest producers of Multifamily Affordable

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