Arbor Realty Trust Announces the Appointment of Stanley Kreitman to the Board of Directors

Arbor Realty Trust Announces the Appointment of Stanley Kreitman to the Board
of Directors

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
(NYSE:ABR), a real estate investment trust focused on investing in a
diversified portfolio of multifamily and commercial real estate related bridge
and mezzanine loans, preferred equity investments, mortgage related securities
and other real estate related assets, today announced the appointment of
Stanley Kreitman to its Board of Directors as an independent member effective
immediately.

Mr. Kreitman is the Chairman of the Board of Manhattan Associates, LLC and was
deeply involved in the founding of Signature Bank, where he currently serves
on the Advisory Board. In addition, he was President of United States Banknote
Corporation until he retired in 1994.

Mr. Kreitman is the former Chairman of the New York City Board of Corrections
and a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New York Institute of
Technology.

"Stanley comes to Arbor with extensive experience as a business executive and
civic leader, having held senior roles for many corporations and having served
on notable boards for numerous profit, non-profit and educational institutions
throughout his long and successful career," said Ivan Kaufman, President and
CEO of Arbor Realty Trust. "We look forward to the many contributions he is
certain to make during his tenure as a board member for Arbor Realty Trust."

Mr. Kreitman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University
School of Commerce and a Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa from New York Institute
of Technology.

About Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which invests in a
diversified portfolio of multifamily 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
U.S. that specializes in debt and equity financing for multifamily 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, 2012 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