Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) Tanks after Short-Seller Report Slams the Company’s Loan Book and Underwriting-Hagens Berman

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Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (ABR) Investigation:

The investigation focuses on Arbor Realty’s disclosures concerning risks associated with its bridge financing loan book, its underlying debt service coverage ratios (“DSCRs”), and its collateralized loan obligations (“CLOs”).

Arbor Realty’s disclosures came into question on Nov. 16, 2023, when Viceroy Research published a research report entitled “Arbor Realty Trust – Slumlord Millionaires.”

Viceroy concluded: “Arbor’s high-risk multifamily bridge loans, which comprise substantially all of its asset book, are going bad fast… The end is near.”

Viceroy further said its “deep dive into Arbor’s CLOs suggests its entire loan book is distressed and underlying collateral is vastly overstated[]” and “[t]hese loans do not qualify for refinancing anywhere, and substantially all mature within the next 18 months.” Viceroy’s analysis noted that the DSCR “for a bridge loan at Arbor is ~1.2, as dictated by the draft terms on their website” but “[t]he current underlying DSCR of Arbor’s ~$7.6b CLOs is about 0.63x.”

Following the report, the price of Arbor Realty’s shares sharply fell.

“We’re focused on investors’ losses and are investigating whether Arbor may have intentionally understated risks associated with its loan book and underwriting practices,” said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner leading the investigation.

If you invested in Arbor and have substantial losses, or have knowledge that may assist the firm’s investigation, submit your losses now »

If you’d like more information and answers to frequently asked questions about the Arbor investigation, read more »

Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding Arbor should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 844-916-0895 or email

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