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 * ARBOR COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE LLC 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol ARBOR REALTY TRUST INC [ ABR ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    __X__ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O ARBOR REALTY TRUST, INC., 333 EARLE OVINGTON BLVD., STE. 900
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
9/18/2020
(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  9/18/2020    J(1)    336894  D  (1) 11932207  D   

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) 9/18/2020    J (1)       336894    (2)  (2) Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  336894   (1) 11932207  D   

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 September 18, 2020, ACM distributed 336,894 OP Units and Preferred Shares valued at $4,100,000 to one of its members for all of such member's membership interest in ACM. The value was determined using the Company's closing stock price on September 17, 2020 of $12.17.
(2)  Not applicable.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
ARBOR COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE LLC
C/O ARBOR REALTY TRUST, INC.
333 EARLE OVINGTON BLVD., STE. 900
UNIONDALE, NY 11553

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Signatures
/s/ Paul Elenio, Chief Financial Officer of Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC. 9/18/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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