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Arbor Realty Trust recently co-funded one of 2022's largest Fannie Mae Structured Adjustable-Rate Mortgage loans for Pangea Properties' Chicago portfolio

Arbor Realty Trust Provides Fannie SARM Loan for Pangea Chicago Portfolio

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. recently co-funded one of the largest Fannie Mae Structured Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (SARM) loans of 2022 in support of New York-based Emerald Empire’s acquisition of Pangea Properties’ Chicago portfolio. 

The deal was primarily financed by Arbor Realty Trust. NewPoint Real Estate Capital also participated in the transaction. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. 

The sale spans several hundred properties and thousands of units on Chicago’s South and West Sides, of which 97% are considered “affordable” at 60% of Area Median Income. The deal also provides career continuity for Pangea Properties’ Chicago-area employees, who will be kept on to manage the properties for Emerald. 

“The transaction is representative of the strong social commitment to the provision and preservation of affordable housing shared by both Fannie Mae and Arbor Realty Trust, as well as by Emerald Empire,” said Ivan Kaufman, founder, chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust.  


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