Rating Action: Moody’s assigns a rating to one class of notes issued by Arbor Realty Commercial Real Estate Notes 2022-FL1, Ltd.Global Credit Research – 11 Feb 2022New York, February 11, 2022 — Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has assigned a rating to one class of notes issued by Arbor Realty Commercial Real Estate Notes 2022-FL1, Ltd. (the “Issuer”) as follows:Cl. A, Definitive Rating Assigned Aaa (sf)The Cl. A notes are referred to herein as the “Rated Notes.”RATINGS RATIONALEThe rationale for the rating is based on our methodology and considers all relevant risks, particularly those associated with the CRE CLO’s portfolio and structure.Arbor Realty Commercial Real Estate Notes 2022-FL1, Ltd. is a managed cash flow commercial real estate CLO (“CRE CLO”). The transaction has a 2.5 year re-investment period, which includes a 180-day ramp-up period, ending in August 2024, after which the transaction will become static. The closing date pool is collateralized by 44 collateral interests in the form of first-lien whole mortgages and senior participations secured by 59 multifamily properties. The aggregate principal balance of the collateral interests at closing is $1,702,733,215 with a fully ramped target collateral balance of $2,050,000,000. The initial portfolio consists of 100% floating rate obligations with a 3.85% weighted average spread (WAS). Additionally, 100% of the initial floating rate assets have LIBOR floors with a weighted average floor of 0.14% for an effective note rate of 2.30%. During the reinvestment period, assets revolved into the trust may be indexed to 1-M Libor or 30-day SOFR, without limitation. The notes on the transaction are floating rate over 30-day SOFR. Moody’s considered this in its analysis. The transaction is subject to a series of concentration limits and eligibility criteria during the ramp, reinvestment and amortization periods that includes a weighted average spread (WAS) covenant of 2.25% with no LIBOR floors required.The transaction also provides for criteria-based loan modifications that are limited in any calendar year to 10% of the target collateral balance, subject to eligibility criteria, and may include: (i) changing the interest rate; (ii) changing the earliest date for any prepayment; (iii) changing the maturity date, subject to limitations; and (iv) increasing the mezzanine and preferred equity interests in the related borrower subject to limitations. Moody’s has factored this into its analysis.The transaction closed on February 11, 2022.The closing date pool has a Moody’s weighted average loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of 135.9%. Approximately 89.6% of the total pool were acquisition financing loans and 10.4% were refinancing loans. The property type exposure is multifamily at 100%. The top ten assets (44.9% of the initial loan pool ) and their respective property type and Moody’s LTV are as follows: 1) The Caden at East Mil — Multifamily — 137.0%; 2) Lantana Apartments — Multifamily — 139.4%; 3) Cantera Residences — Multifamily — 119.3%; 4) Texas 4 Portfolio — Multifamily — 117.7%; 5) Retreat at Farmington Hills — Multifamily — 136.6%; 6) North Central Trio — Multifamily — 147.1%; 7) Shore House — Multifamily — 152.0%; 8) Commons at White Marsh — Multifamily — 139.4%; 9) The Redford — Multifamily — 138.7%; and 10) Chez Elan — Multifamily — 125.5%.Arbor Realty Collateral Management, LLC (the “Manager”) will act as the collateral manager of the CRE CLO. This is the Manager’s eighteenth Moody’s rated CRE CLO transaction since 2014. The Manager will direct the selection, acquisition and disposition of collateral on behalf of the Issuer during the transaction’s two and a half-year reinvestment period, subject to certain restrictions. Thereafter, principal payments and sale proceeds of credit risk assets and defaulted assets will be used to pay down the notes per the transaction waterfall. Arbor Multifamily Lending, LLC will act as the servicer and the special servicer. U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association will act as trustee and backup advancing agent on the underlying collateral.In addition to the Rated Notes, the Issuer issued seven classes of subordinated notes; and one class of preferred shares.The transaction incorporates interest and par coverage tests which, if triggered, divert interest proceeds to pay down the notes in order of seniority.Moody’s has identified the following parameters as key indicators of the expected loss within CRE CLO transactions: weighted average rating factor (WARF), a primary measure of credit quality with credit assessments completed for all of the collateral, weighted average life (WAL), weighted average recovery rate (WARR), number of asset obligors; and pair-wise asset correlation. These parameters are typically modeled as actual parameters for static deals and as covenants for managed deals.For modeling purposes, Moody’s used the following base-case assumptions:Par amount: $2,050,000,000Number of obligors: $95,000,0000 max. single obligor; 22 min. HerfWeighted Average Rating Factor (WARF): 5000Weighted Average Recovery Rate (WARR): 60.0%Weighted Average Life (WAL): 5.0 yearsWeighted Average Spread (WAS): 2.25%Weighted Average Coupon (WAC): n/aPair-wise asset correlation: 35.0%Methodology Underlying the Rating Action:The principal methodology used in this rating was “Moody’s Approach to Rating SF CDOs” published in June 2021 and available at https://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBS_1286508. Alternatively, please see the Rating Methodologies page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.Factors That Would Lead to an Upgrade or Downgrade of the Rating:The performance of the Rated Notes is subject to uncertainty. The performance of the Rated Notes is sensitive to the performance of the underlying portfolio, which in turn depends on economic and credit conditions that may change. The Manager’s investment decisions and management of the transaction will also affect the performance of the Rated Notes.Together with the set of modeling assumptions above, Moody’s conducted an additional sensitivity analysis, which was a component in determining the rating assigned to the Rated Notes. This sensitivity analysis includes increased default probability relative to the base-case.Primary sources of assumption uncertainty are the extent of growth in the current macroeconomic environment.REGULATORY DISCLOSURESFor further specification of Moody’s key rating assumptions and sensitivity analysis, see the sections Methodology Assumptions and Sensitivity to Assumptions in the disclosure form. Moody’s Rating Symbols and Definitions can be found at: https://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBC_79004.Further information on the representations and warranties and enforcement mechanisms available to investors are available on http://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBS_1317559.The analysis relies on a Monte Carlo simulation that generates a large number of collateral loss or cash flow scenarios, which on average meet key metrics Moody’s determines based on its assessment of the collateral characteristics. Moody’s then evaluates each simulated scenario using model that replicates the relevant structural features and payment allocation rules of the transaction, to derive losses or payments for each rated instrument. The average loss a rated instrument incurs in all of the simulated collateral loss or cash flow scenarios, which Moody’s weights based on its assumptions about the likelihood of events in such scenarios actually occurring, results in the expected loss of the rated instrument.Moody’s quantitative analysis entails an evaluation of scenarios that stress factors contributing to sensitivity of ratings and take into account the likelihood of severe collateral losses or impaired cash flows. 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