Arbor Realty Names Affordable Housing Managing Director

Arthanais Williams has more than 20 years of experience in valuation, acquisition, rehabilitation and financial structuring.
Arthanais Williams, Managing Director, Affordable Housing, Arbor Realty Trust Inc. Image courtesy of Arbor Realty Trust Inc.

Arbor Realty Trust Inc. has appointed Arthanais Williams as managing director of affordable housing, to report directly to COO John Caulfield. In his new role, Williams will oversee the agency’s multifamily affordable financing platform and structured product lines, which include tax-exempt bond financing, low-income housing tax credits, Section 8 housing and opportunity zones, among others.

Williams has more than 20 years of experience in valuation, acquisition, rehabilitation and financial structuring for various real estate assets, including multifamily, retail, mixed-use and charter school properties. He joins Arbor from Freddie Mac, where he served as a relationship manager of targeted affordable housing. Prior to that, he was a senior vice president of community development lending with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Williams holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Maryland, as well as an MBA in business economics and public policy from The George Washington University.