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’re 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 national direct lender and real estate investment trust 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 multibillion dollar servicing portfolio, 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.
In 1983, Arbor’s Chairman and CEO, Ivan Kaufman, founded Arbor National Holdings, Inc. and its premier lending subsidiary Arbor Mortgage, Inc., a leading provider of residential mortgage loans in the New York tri-state region. Under Mr. Kaufman’s direction, Arbor Mortgage became a public company and grew to 25 branches in eight states before it was sold to Bank of America Corporation in 1995. While Mr. Kaufman sold Arbor National Holdings, he retained the commercial side of the business, creating the platform for Arbor Commercial Mortgage and, eventually, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., a commercial real estate mortgage real estate investment trust that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
In early 2008, Mr. Kaufman formed Arbor Residential Mortgage, LLC, which specializes in the acquisition, servicing and disposition of residential whole loans and REOs as well as investment in RMBS securities. Arbor Residential Mortgage also sources and processes specialty mortgages for strategic investors. Mr. Kaufman later acquired AMS Servicing, LLC, a national specialty servicer specializing in the optimization of high-risk real estate portfolio performance as well as component servicing.