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People: Arbor Realty Trust Inc (ABR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ivan Kaufman

54 2003 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Elenio

47 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Fred Weber

54 2003 Executive Vice President - Structured Finance

Gene Kilgore

48 2004 Executive Vice President - Structured Securitization

Andrew Guziewicz

55 2008 Chief Credit Officer

John Bishar

65 2012 Corporate Secretary

William Green

54 2013 Lead Independent Director

Joseph Martello

59 2003 Director

Archie Dykes

84 2006 Independent Director

Karen Edwards

58 2005 Independent Director

William Helmreich

69 2003 Independent Director

Stanley Kreitman

81 2013 Independent Director

Melvin Lazar

76 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ivan Kaufman

Mr. Ivan Kaufman is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., since June 2003. Mr. Kaufman has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Arbor Commercial Mortgage, our Manager, since its inception in 1993. Arbor Commercial Mortgage is a national commercial real estate finance company which specializes in debt and equity financing for multi-family and commercial real estate. In 1983, he co-founded a predecessor of Arbor National Holdings Inc. and its residential lending subsidiary, Arbor National Mortgage Inc., which became a public company in 1992 and was sold to BankAmerica in 1995. Mr. Kaufman was named regional "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Inc. Magazine for outstanding achievements in financial services in 1990. Mr. Kaufman has also served on Fannie Mae's regional advisory and technology boards, as well as the Board of Directors of the Empire State Mortgage Bankers Association.

Paul Elenio

Mr. Paul Elenio is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., since September 2005. Mr. Elenio joined Arbor National Holdings, the predecessor company of our Manager, Arbor Commercial Mortgage, in 1991. In 1995, he was promoted to Vice President, Controller, in 2002 assumed the position of Vice President of Finance and in 2004 was further promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance. Mr. Elenio is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our financial operations. This includes financial reporting, tax planning, budgeting, and the appropriate utilization of our capital. He is also in charge of investor relations. Mr. Elenio also serves on Arbor Commercial Mortgage's executive committee. Prior to joining Arbor Commercial Mortgage, Mr. Elenio was employed with Ernst & Young from 1989 to 1990 in the auditing department.

Fred Weber

Mr. Fred Weber is Executive Vice President - Structured Finance of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., since June 2003. He also continues to provide services to Arbor Commercial Mortgage in his capacity as a continuing member of Arbor Commercial Mortgage's executive committee. Mr. Weber was employed by Arbor Commercial Mortgage from May 1999 until July 1, 2003. At Arbor Commercial Mortgage, Mr. Weber oversaw Arbor Commercial Mortgage's structured finance and principal transaction group, where he was responsible for origination, underwriting and closing coordination of debt and equity financing for various asset types and classes of commercial real estate nationwide. He has been involved in the mortgage banking industry for more than 20 years and has extensive real estate finance and acquisition experience. Mr. Weber is a member of the real estate finance committee of the Real Estate Board of New York. From July 1997 through February 1999, Mr. Weber was a partner and co-head of the real estate department with Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP. Previously, Mr. Weber was a partner with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Gene Kilgore

Mr. Gene Kilgore is Executive Vice President - Structured Securitization of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., since October 2004. Mr. Kilgore also serves on Arbor Commercial Mortgage's executive committee. From September 2001 to September 2004, Mr. Kilgore was a portfolio manager for ZAIS Group, LLC, a structured finance investment advisor. From September 2000 to August 2001, Mr. Kilgore was director of risk finance at Barclays Capital. From September 1996 to September 2000, Mr. Kilgore worked at Standard & Poor's Ratings Service, where he was a director in the collateralized debt obligations group. He has also served as Vice President of Corporate Lending and Commercial Real Estate at Wachovia Bank.

Andrew Guziewicz

Mr. Andrew Guziewicz is Chief Credit Officer of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Director for Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., where he was responsible for managing the underwriting of loans originated for securitization or private placement in capital markets. He has also held positions at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., Aetna Real Estate Investments, and GE Capital.

John Bishar

Mr. John J. Bishar, Jr., is Corporate Secretary of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., since January 27, 2012. Mr. Bishar was named General Counsel of Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC and is also a member of Arbor Commercial Mortgage's executive committee. From August 2007 until December 31, 2008, he was the U.S. General Counsel of National Grid U.S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Grid plc, a multi-national energy delivery company. From January 1, 2009 through July 31, 2009, he was the Senior Advisor to National Grid's current U.S. General Counsel. At National Grid U.S.A., Mr. Bishar was responsible for all U.S. legal matters, as well as U.S. ethics, compliance and risk reporting. National Grid plc acquired KeySpan Corporation, diversified U.S. energy delivery company, in August of 2007. Mr. Bishar was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Governance Officer of KeySpan Corporation from 2002 until the acquisition. At KeySpan Corporation, Mr. Bishar was responsible for the Legal Services Business Unit, the Corporate Secretary's Office and for all governance and compliance matters. Prior to joining KeySpan in 2002, Mr. Bishar was a Partner in the law firm of Cullen and Dykman LLP. He was the managing partner of the firm from 1993 to 2002 and a member of the firm's executive committee. From 1980 to 1987, Mr. Bishar was a Vice President and the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of LITCO Bancorporation of New York Inc. Mr. Bishar is a graduate of Georgetown University and Fordham University School of Law.

William Green

Mr. William C. Green is Lead Independent Director of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., since March 2013. Mr. Green currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Ginkgo Residential, a multifamily property operating company, and is a co-founder of Tannery Brook Partners, LLC, a Charlotte, NC based advisory business focused on commercial real estate capital raising and debt restructuring. Prior to that, Mr. Green held senior level positions within Starwood Capital, Wachovia Securities and Banc of America Securities where he focused exclusively on commercial real estate capital markets and commercial real estate asset management activities. Mr. Green holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hobart College and holds a Masters in Business Administration with a finance concentration from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Joseph Martello

Mr. Joseph Martello is Director of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., since June 2003. Mr. Martello has been Chief Operating Officer of Arbor Management, LLC, the managing member of Arbor Commercial Mortgage since 1999. He is responsible for management of the investment portfolio and overseeing the day-to-day operations within Arbor Management. Mr. Martello is also a member of the executive committee of Arbor Commercial Mortgage. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Martello was Chief Financial Officer of Arbor Commercial Mortgage. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Martello was the Chief Financial Officer of Arbor National Holdings, Inc. Prior to that, he was a senior manager with the international accounting and consulting firm of Ernst & Young for eleven years.

Archie Dykes

Dr. Archie R. Dykes is Independent Director of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., since April 2006. Dr. Dykes was Non-Executive Chairman and Lead Director of PepsiAmericas, Inc. until June 2010. He has served as Chairman of Capital City Holdings Inc., a venture capital organization, since 2007. Dr. Dykes served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Security Benefit Group of Companies from 1980 through 1987. He served as Chancellor of the University of Kansas from 1973 to 1980. Prior to that, he was Chancellor of the University of Tennessee. Dr. Dykes was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fleming Companies, Inc. until September 2004. He assumed those roles at Fleming in March 2003 following his service to Fleming as non-executive Chairman of the Board. He also serves as a director of Raytech Corporation and Midas, Inc. Dr. Dykes is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kansas University Endowment Association and the William Allen White Foundation. He formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Commission on the Operation of the United States Senate and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Universities.

Karen Edwards

Ms. Karen K. Edwards is Independent Director of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., since August 2005. She is the founder and CEO of Kosiba Edwards Associates, a financial and strategic advisory firm. She was also a Senior Vice President at GenSpring Family Offices from June 2004 until October 2008. She co-founded the Investment Banking Group at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. (FBR), where she was a managing director from 1992 to 2000. In that role, she was responsible for raising equity and high yield debt capital for financial institutions and other financial services and real estate companies and REITs. She also developed FBR's mergers and acquisitions practice. Ms. Edwards is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member and former President of the CFA Society of Washington. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors and currently serves as President of the Alumni Board of the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business.

William Helmreich

Dr. William Helmreich is Independent Director of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., since June 2003. Dr. Helmreich is the founder, and since 1980, owner and President of Byron Research and Consulting, a market research firm specializing in financial research, political polling, legal consulting, and issues relating to food products and real estate. He is a professor of Sociology at City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center, where he teaches sociology of marketing and consumer behavior. Since 2000, Dr. Helmreich has also been the Chairman for Academic Affairs for North Shore Hebrew Academy. He is a director of North Shore Hebrew Academy, North Shore Hebrew Academy High School and NSH Affordable Housing of Indiana, Inc., as well as other not-for-profit boards, and was a Senior Vice President of Good Earth Teas for many years.

Stanley Kreitman

Mr. Stanley Kreitman is Independent Director of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., since March 2013. Mr. Kreitman currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Manhattan Associates, LLC, an investment banking company. In addition, he also currently serves on the advisory board of Signature Bank. Mr. Kreitman was President of United States Banknote Corporation, a securities printing company, until he retired in 1994. Mr. Kreitman serves as Chairman of the board of directors of CCA Industries, Inc., a health and beauty aid company, and Medallion Financial Corp., a finance company. He also serves as a trustee of North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital. Mr. Kreitman received a B.S. degree from New York University and an honorary doctorate of laws from the New York Institute of Technology.

Melvin Lazar

Mr. Melvin F. Lazar, CPA, is an Independent Director of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Mr. Lazar has served as one of our directors from his appointment in November 2003 until May 2011 and since his re-appointment in December 2011. Mr. Lazar is the founder of Lazar Levine & Felix LLP, certified public accountants, was its managing partner from 1969 until September 2002, and is still an employee of the firm, now known as ParenteBeard LLP. Mr. Lazar specializes in business valuations and merger and acquisition activities. Mr. Lazar serves on the board of directors of Active Media Services, Inc., a privately-held corporate trading company and is former Chairman of the Audit Committee of Enzo Biochem, Inc., a publicly-held biotechnology company.

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