Arbor Commercial Mortgage Named Newest Freddie Mac Program Plus® Lender

  Arbor Commercial Mortgage Named Newest Freddie Mac Program Plus® Lender

Business Wire

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- March 31, 2014

Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (“Arbor”), a national, direct commercial real
estate lender, has been approved by Freddie Mac’s as its newest Program Plus^®
multifamily lender and in-house servicer.

Freddie Mac's Program Plus network is a highly selective group of experienced
multifamily lenders with more than 150 branches across the nation. Program
Plus Seller/Servicers are approved by Freddie Mac for specific geographic
areas. Arbor has been approved as a seller and servicer for New York, New
Jersey and Connecticut.

“We are extremely pleased to have been named as Freddie Mac’s newest Program
Plus seller and servicer,” stated Ivan Kaufman, Chairman and CEO of Arbor. “As
a leading multifamily lender, the attractive financing programs our clients
will now be able to access through Freddie Mac will complement the other
diverse and flexible commercial loan products we have offered the industry for
the past two decades. We look forward to a long and successful relationship
with our newest partner and to providing our loyal clients with another
financing option to suit their business goals.”

“We are pleased to approve Arbor Commercial Mortgage as a Program Plus
lender,” added John Cannon, Senior Vice President of Production and Sales for
Freddie Mac. “Freddie Mac only purchases multifamily mortgages through the
nation's best locally based lenders who have years of lending expertise and
proven track records of success. Based on in its long-standing multifamily
financing experience and the expertise of its senior management team, Arbor is
a logical and complimentary addition to our family of lenders. We look forward
to partnering with Arbor for the betterment of borrowers for years to come.”

About Us

Founded by Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman, Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC and
Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC are national direct lenders specializing in loan
origination and servicing for multifamily and other diverse commercial real
estate assets. Arbor is a Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS Loan Multifamily Lender by
origination volume, a Freddie Mac Program Plus Seller/Servicer, an FHA
Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/LEAN Lender, a HUD-Approved LIHTC
Lender as well as a CMBS, Bridge and Mezzanine lender, consistently building
on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a current
servicing portfolio of $10.8 billion, Arbor is a primary commercial loan
servicer and special servicer rated by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s and
holds an Above Average rating from Standard & Poor’s. Arbor is also on the
Standard & Poor’s Select Servicer List.

Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC also manages Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., a real
estate investment trust, (REIT), formed to invest in mortgage-related
securities, real estate-related bridge, junior participating interests in
first mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred and direct equity investments and
in limited cases, discounted mortgage notes and other real estate related
assets. Arbor is headquartered in Uniondale, NY with full-service lending
offices throughout the United States. For more information about Arbor, visit


Arbor Commercial Mortgage
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
Chris Ostrowski, 516-506-4255
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