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National Arbor Day Foundation Commercial (1986)

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ArborCrowd Wants HNW Investors to Understand the Appeal of Workforce Housing

ArborCrowd isn’t a fintech newbie trying to find its way in the world of real estate crowdfunding. Rather, it’s a crowdfunding member of the Arbor family of companies, which includes Arbor Realty Trust, a publicly-traded Uniondale, N.Y.-based REIT that specializes in direct lending, Arbor Commercial Mortgage and AMAC.

Founded in 2016, ArborCrowd pursues multifamily workforce housing investments across the U.S., with purchase prices ranging from $25 million to $80 million. So far, ArborCrowd has executed six deals, raising over $18 million in equity for assets valued at roughly $200 million on behalf of high-net-worth (HNW) investors and family offices. Arbor Realty Trust brings deals and sponsors to the table, with help from Arbor Commercial Mortgage and AMAC.

ArborCrowd targets IRRs from 12 percent to 15 percent in top-tier markets and IRRs in the mid-teens or low 20s in secondary and tertiary markets, according to Adam Kaufman, co-founder and managing director of the online crowdfunding platform.

Arbor Realty Trust to Acquire Agency Platform From Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) (the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the agency platform (the “Acquired Businesses”) of Arbor Commercial Mortgage LLC (“Arbor Commercial Mortgage” or “ACM”) for $250 million. The purchase price is to be paid 50% in stock and 50% in cash with the stock component to be paid with 19.23 million Operating Partnership Units, which was based on a stock price of $6.50 per share.  The purchase price is subject to potential adjustment based on changes in the value of the acquired servicing portfolio on the closing date. The Company has the option, at the discretion of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Arbor Realty Trust, to utilize up to $50 million of seller financing to satisfy a portion of the cash consideration. All of the employees directly related to the Acquired Businesses will become a part of the Company following the consummation of the transaction.