Arbor Realty Trust's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (ABR)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

May 4, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Paul Elenio – Chief Financial Officer

Ivan Kaufman – President and Chief Executive Officer

Analysts

Lee Cooperman – Omega Advisors

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Arbor Realty Trust Earnings Conference Call. My name is Shaquana and I will be your coordinator for today. (Operator instructions)

I would now like to turn the presentation over to your host for today’s call, Mr. Paul Elenio, Chief Financial Officer. Please proceed, sir.

Paul Elenio

Thank you, Shaquana, and good morning, everyone, and welcome to the quarterly earnings call for Arbor Realty Trust. This morning we will discuss the results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. With me on the call today is Ivan Kaufman, our President and Chief Executive Officer.

Before we begin, I need to inform you that statements made in this earnings call may be deemed forward-looking statements that are subject to risk and uncertainties, including information about possible or assumed future results of our business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, plans and objectives.

These statements are based on our beliefs, assumptions and expectations of our future performance, taking into account the information currently available to us. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Arbor’s expectations in these forward-looking statements are detailed in our SEC reports.

Listeners are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today. Arbor undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after today or the occurrences of unanticipated events.

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