Arbor Appoints Gregg Aprahamian as Executive Vice President, Human Resources
UNIONDALE, NY (June 21, 2016) – Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (“Arbor”), a national, direct commercial real estate lender, today announced the appointment Gregg Aprahamian, Executive Vice President, Human Resources in Arbor’s Uniondale, NY, office. Mr. Aprahamian reports directly to Ivan Kaufman, Arbor’s Chairman and CEO, and is key member of the Executive Leadership team.
An East Northport, NY, resident, Mr. Aprahamian has approximately 20 years of experience in Human Resources with special areas of expertise and focus in driving a positive and high performance culture; talent management and acquisition; performance management; employee engagement, learning, development and relations; and sales compensation. He is responsible for leading Arbor’s comprehensive human resources functions and is charged with developing a long-term strategy focused on proactive recruitment, retention and employee development. With Mr. Aprahamian’s leadership, he and the HR team will help enable the creation of a broader talent pipeline and delivery system to sustain the continued growth of Arbor, which is expanding rapidly, growing to nearly 400 employees nationwide through several business lines.
Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Aprahamian most recently was the Senior HR Business Partner for a multi-billion-dollar business group within the Financial & Risk strategic business unit of Thomson Reuters. In this role, he was accountable for enabling the People agenda for the Americas’ Region. In doing so, Mr. Aprahamian employed multiple change management practices by aligning and partnering with the business to create a highly accountable and effective performance-driven organization.
In addition to Mr. Aprahamian’s tenured career as a human resources professional, he also served in multiple front-end business roles such as a FX/Euro Dollar Trader at Sanwa Bank, MetLife Registered Representative as well as Sales Leader for a national recruiting firm, JobPlex, a division of DHR International. He also held Human Resource Business Partner roles with Banc of America Securities and Citigroup in the Investment Banking and Private Banking groups, respectively.
Mr. Aprahamian graduated cum laude from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and also received an HR Management Certification from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Founded by Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC and Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC are national direct lenders 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 Program Plus® 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. Arbor also offers Arbor LoanExpress, an online loan origination and processing platform designed to make multifamily financing easier and quicker for borrowers, brokers and correspondent lenders. With a current servicing portfolio of more than $13 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 Commercial Mortgage, LLC also manages Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust, (REIT), formed to invest in mortgage-related securities, real estate-related bridge, junior participating interests in first mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred and direct equity investments and in limited cases, discounted mortgage notes and other real estate related assets. Arbor is headquartered in Uniondale, NY, with full-service lending offices throughout the United States. For more information about Arbor, visit www.arbor.com.« view all Press Releases