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Arbor Closes $88M Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Portfolio

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‘Uniondale, NY-based Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. funded a $88-million refinance for a portfolio located in Los Angeles through the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan (SBL) Program. The portfolio consists of more than 660 multifamily units spread across 26 properties.

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.’s John Caulfield (pictured) notes the deal is a true reflection of its expertise and commitment to the Los Angeles market. He says, “The Freddie Mac SBL Program once again has demonstrated its effectiveness in preserving affordable housing stock in an otherwise high-cost market. Together with a valued repeat client and our Freddie Mac partnership, this transaction has helped preserve critical workforce housing for thousands of residents.”

Freddie Mac Multifamily’s Russell Dines says, “The financing of smaller, older-vintage apartment buildings like these is vital to ensuring the availability of affordable housing. The combined partnership on this portfolio enabled us to finance 660 units in total, and a substantial number of the units will be affordable to low- and moderate-income households.”


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