FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * KAUFMAN IVAN 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol ARBOR REALTY TRUST INC [ ABR ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    __X__ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
COB, CEO and President
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O ARBOR REALTY TRUST, INC., 333 EARLE OVINGTON BLVD., STE. 900
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
8/5/2020
(Street)
UNIONDALE, NY 11553
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Special Voting Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share  8/5/2020    J(1)    1000000  D  (1) 13669101 (3) I  By Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC 
Special Voting Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share  8/7/2020    J(2)    1400000  D  (2) 12269101 (3) I  By Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Partnership Common Units   (1) 8/5/2020    J (1)    1000000       (4)  (4) Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  1000000   (1) 13669101 (3) I  By Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC 
Partnership Common Units   (2) 8/7/2020    J (2)    1400000       (4)  (4) Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  1400000   (2) 12269101 (3) I  By Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC 

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  On July 14, 2016, Arbor Realty Limited Partnership, a Delaware limited partnership, issued Partnership Common Units ("OP Units") to Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC ("ACM") and, in connection therewith, the Company issued Special Voting Preferred Stock ("Preferred Shares") to ACM. On August 5, 2020, ACM distributed 1,000,000 OP Units and Preferred Shares valued at $9,000,000 to one of its members for a portion of such member's membership interest in ACM. The value was determined using a stock price of $9.00 per share in accordance with an agreement between ACM and the member.
(2)  On August 7, 2020, ACM distributed 1,400,000 OP Units and Preferred Shares with a fair market value of approximately $15.3 million to Lisa Kaufman in consideration of a partial liquidation of her membership interest in ACM, such liquidation made in accordance with the terms of a post-nuptial agreement between Mr. and Mrs. Kaufman. The fair market value was determined in accordance with ACM's Operating Agreement, using the average closing stock price of the Company from August 5, 2020 through August 7, 2020 of $10.93 per share.
(3)  Mr. Kaufman disclaims beneficial ownership of these shares, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(4)  Not applicable.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
KAUFMAN IVAN
C/O ARBOR REALTY TRUST, INC.
333 EARLE OVINGTON BLVD., STE. 900
UNIONDALE, NY 11553
X X COB, CEO and President

Signatures
/s/ Ivan Kaufman 8/7/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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