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ArborCrowd Co-Founder Adam Kaufman Recognized as a HIVE 50 Innovator

November 19, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 19, 2018--ArborCrowd, the only online platform that enables individuals to make equity investments in institutional-quality commercial real estate, announced today that its Co-Founder and Managing Director, Adam Kaufman, was named a HIVE 50 Innovator by Hanley Wood, the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential and commercial design and construction industries.

The prestigious HIVE 50 is made up of the top people, products, and processes that are leading the charge to inspire creativity, improve performance, and explore better ways to build. This year’s honorees were separated into five categories. Mr. Kaufman was selected as one of the top innovators in the “Capital” category for his role in co-founding and leading ArborCrowd, which provides accredited investors with access to institutional-quality real estate investment opportunities.

“I am honored to be recognized as a HIVE 50 Innovator by Hanley Wood. This selection is a testament to the quality of our team and product, which are the best the real estate crowdfunding industry has to offer,” Mr. Kaufman said. “Through ArborCrowd, we have delivered an unparalleled platform with heightened transparency to this nascent industry. Individuals can now invest alongside experienced real estate dealmakers, while enjoying the peace of mind that comes with understanding exactly where and how their capital is being deployed. I thank the HIVE selection committee for recognizing the impact our Company has had on reshaping real estate investing.”

In conjunction with this selection, Mr. Kaufman is among the eligible candidates for the HIVE People’s Choice Award, an award that is determined by a public voting process. To vote for Mr. Kaufman,. The winner will be unveiled at the HIVE 50 Honoree Dinner on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30PM at the JW Marriott in Austin, TX.

“As housing models and communities change in the US, we will need to rethink the financing and capital that support it,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “Our HIVE 50 honorees in Capital are transforming the established methods of housing investment and helping to direct capital to new channels of innovation.”

About ArborCrowd

ArborCrowd is the only online platform that enables individuals to make equity investments in institutional-quality commercial real estate opportunities that were previously only available to institutional investors. ArborCrowd is backed by more than 30 years of leadership experience, as it is part of The Arbor Family of Companies, which includes Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE: ABR), a leading publicly traded commercial mortgage real estate investment trust. ArborCrowd leverages The Arbor Family of Companies’ expansive and proprietary network of successful real estate dealmakers to source its crowdfunding investment opportunities. ArborCrowd is so confident in the strength of its deals that it invests capital to acquire the transaction prior to syndicating equity investment opportunities to the crowd. This unique approach provides individuals with transparency and the knowledge of where and how their capital is being deployed. To learn more, visit www.arborcrowd.com or follow @ArborCrowd on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics and editorially driven Construction Industry Database – powered by Metrostudy - the company provides business intelligence and data-driven services. The company produces award-winning media, high-profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.

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