Profile: Arbor Realty Trust Inc (ABR)
22 Jul 2016
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., incorporated on June 24, 2003, is a specialized real estate finance company that invests in a diversified portfolio of structured finance assets in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets. The Company operates in the portfolio segment of commercial mortgage loans and investments. The Company invests primarily in real estate-related bridge and mezzanine loans, including junior participating interests in first mortgages, preferred and direct equity. The Company may also directly acquire real property and invest in real estate-related notes and certain mortgage-related securities. Its principal business objective is to maximize the difference between the yield on its investments and the cost of financing these investments to generate cash available for distribution, facilitate capital appreciation and maximize total return to its stockholders. The Company conducts all of its operations and investing activities through its operating partnership, Arbor Realty Limited Partnership, and its subsidiaries. The Company serves as the general partner of its operating partnership.
The Company is externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (ACM or its Manager), which is a national commercial real estate finance company that specializes in debt and equity financing for multifamily and commercial real estate. The Company invests in mortgage-backed securities and other real estate-related assets predominantly in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets and manages its investment portfolio. The Company provides financing customized to the needs of its borrowers. The Company pursues lending and investment opportunities with property owners and developers in need of interim financing until permanent financing can be obtained. Its structured finance investments generally have maturities of 2 to 5 years depending on type, have extension options when appropriate, and generally require a balloon payment of principal at maturity.
The Company offers bridge financing products to borrowers typically seeking short-term capital to be used in an acquisition of property. The Company offers mezzanine financing in the form of loans that are subordinate to a conventional first mortgage loan and senior to the borrower's equity in a transaction. The Company holds a majority of its mezzanine loans through subsidiaries of its operating partnership that are pass-through entities for tax purposes. The Company offers junior participation financing in the form of a junior participating interest in the senior debt. The Company provides financing by making preferred equity investments in entities that directly or indirectly own real property. The Company may invest in equity securities, such as the common stock of a company.
Arbor Realty Trust Inc
333 Earle Ovington Blvd Ste 900
UNIONDALE NY 11553-3614