Arbor Realty Trust Schedules First Quarter 2012 Earnings Date

Arbor Realty Trust Schedules First Quarter 2012 Earnings Date

UNIONDALE, N.Y., April 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
(NYSE:ABR), a real estate investment trust focused on the business of
investing in real estate related bridge and mezzanine loans, preferred and
direct equity investments, mortgage-related securities and other real estate
related assets, today announced that the Company is scheduled to release
financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2012, before
market open on Friday, May 4, 2012. The Company will host a conference call to
review the results at 10:00 am ET.

A live webcast of the conference call will be available online at
http://www.arborrealtytrust.com/ in the investor relations area of the
Website. Web participants are encouraged to go to the Web site at least 15
minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any
necessary audio software. Listening to the webcast requires speakers and
RealPlayerâ„¢ software, downloadable free at www.real.com. Those without Web
access should access the call telephonically at least ten minutes prior to the
conference call. The dial-in numbers are (866) 730-5765 for domestic callers
and (857) 350-1589 for international callers. Please use participant passcode
94682910.

After the live webcast, the call will remain available on the Company's
Website, www.arborrealtytrust.com, through June 4, 2012. In addition, a
telephonic replay of the call will be available until May 11, 2012. The replay
dial-in number is (888) 286-8010for domestic callers and (617) 801-6888for
international callers. Please use passcode 96060428.

About Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which invests in a
diversified portfolio of multi-family and commercial real estate related
bridge and mezzanine loans, preferred equity investments, mortgage related
securities and other real estate related assets. Arbor commenced operations in
July 2003 and conducts substantially all of its operations through its
operating partnership, Arbor Realty Limited Partnership and its subsidiaries.
Arbor is externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC, a
national commercial real estate finance company operating through 14 offices
in the US that specializes in debt and equity financing for multi-family and
commercial real estate.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain items in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements
within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's
current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
described in the forward-looking statements. Arbor can give no assurance that
its expectations will be attained.Factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from Arbor's expectations include, but are not limited to,
continued ability to source new investments, changes in interest rates and/or
credit spreads, changes in the real estate markets, and other risks detailed
in Arbor's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and
its other reports filed with the SEC. Such forward-looking statements speak
only as of the date of this press release.Arbor expressly disclaims any
obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any
forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Arbor's
expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions, or
circumstances on which any such statement is based.

CONTACT:  Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
          Paul Elenio, Chief Financial Officer
          516-506-4422
          pelenio@arbor.com

          Media:
          Bonnie Habyan, EVP of Marketing
          516-506-4615
          bhabyan@arbor.com

          Investors:
          Amy Glynn/Stephanie Carrington
          The Ruth Group
          646-536-7023/7017
          aglynn@theruthgroup.com
          scarrington@theruthgroup.com
 
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