Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Ivan Kaufman is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ArborCrowd. He has extensive experience operating a diverse array of real estate finance companies that spans four decades and numerous real estate cycles.
He is currently the Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a leading multifamily and commercial real estate lender and real estate investment trust that became publicly traded in April 2004. In addition, Kaufman is the Founder and CEO of Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC, a multifamily finance company he established in 1995. In 2016, Arbor Realty Trust formally acquired the agency lending platform of Arbor Commercial Mortgage.
Kaufman is also the Co-founder and Principal of Arbor Management Acquisition Company (AMAC), a national commercial real estate investor and operator that was formed in 2012. He was also the founder of Arbor National Holdings, Inc. and its lending subsidiary, Arbor Mortgage, Inc. Created in 1983, Arbor Mortgage grew to 25 branches in 11 states and financed one of every eight loans in the New York Metropolitan area. The company became publicly traded in 1988 and was sold to Bank of America in 1995.