27 Sep. 2016

Arbor Appoints Brad Casey Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriter

Arbor Appoints Brad Casey Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriter

UNIONDALE, NY (September 27, 2016) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a real estate investment trust and national direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets, has announced the appointment of Brad Casey as Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriter in Arbor’s Dallas, TX, office. Mr. Casey will report to John Caulfield, Arbor’s Chief Operating Officer.

As Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriter, Mr. Casey will be overseeing the daily underwriting of Arbor’s growing agency platform, as well as developing, sustaining and enforcing the firm’s credit policy with respect to the agencies’ guidelines.

“Brad comes to Arbor with significant underwriting experience and a long track record of success,” said John Caulfield, Chief Operating Officer. “We are confident Brad possesses the leadership and knowledge to support Arbor’s continued growth and expansion of our agency market share through high quality loan production.”

Prior to Arbor, Mr. Casey was the Vice President and Deputy Chief Underwriter for PNC Real Estate, a division of PNC Bank. He has also formerly worked for ARCS Commercial Mortgage Company, which held the number one Fannie Mae DUS lender title for several years, before it was acquired by PNC. Earlier in his career, Mr. Casey worked for Washington Mutual and Orix Capital Markets.

Mr. Casey graduated with his Master of Science degree in Land Development from Texas A&M University and his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Economics, from Stephen F. Austin State University.

About Us
For over 20 years, Uniondale, NY-based Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) has been helping multifamily and commercial real estate clients achieve their financial goals by focusing on growing long-term relationships and conducting business as not simply another real estate lender, but a partner. We value our clients to such an extent that we are more comfortable calling them partners, and their relationships with Arbor are the foundation of our business.

Founded by Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust and direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Arbor is a Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender by volume and a Top Fannie Mae Small Loan lender, a Freddie Mac Multifamily Seller/Servicer and the Top Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Lender, a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seniors Housing Lender, an FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/LEAN Lender, a HUD-approved LIHTC Lender as well as a CMBS, Bridge, Mezzanine and Preferred Equity lender, consistently building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a current servicing portfolio of more than $12 billion, Arbor is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Standard & Poor’s with an Above Average rating. Arbor is also on the Standard & Poor’s Select Servicer List and is a primary commercial loan servicer and loan level special servicer rated by Fitch Ratings. Arbor Realty Trust is externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC.

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