Solutionstar has hired Chad Neel as the company’s new executive vice president of servicing solutions. In this role, Neel will focus on launching new product, technology and service offerings for existing and new customers.
Raman joins Solutionstar from Groupon, where he was CEO of the company’s Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, he was Groupon’s chief operating officer.Prior to his time at Groupon, Raman served as vice president of global fulfillment at eBay.
Solutionstar named Mark Johnson as executive vice president of valuations and Matt Slonaker as senior vice president of business development. Soultionstar President Shawn Stone said that the company is excited to have Johnson and Slonaker join the Solutionstar team.
An activist investor says PHH Corp. can unlock hidden value by launching a restructuring effort that on its face seems to mirror Nationstar's corporate structure. The idea is to form a separate entity that can hold PHH's mortgage servicing rights. So far market analysts are impressed with the plan.
Jefferies analyst Daniel Furtado upgraded Nationstar to a buy rating, as the firm bulks up on servicing transfers and contemplates the potential spin-off of its mortgage services segment, SolutionStar.
People are listening to real estate economists today in a way that anyone who covered the industry a decade or more ago would not recognize. Smoke is one of the members of this new wave of real estate economists. In fact, Smoke is actually the newest one on the block. The upstart economists at places like Trulia and Zillow are still new, Smoke is just the latest player to join the game..
Typically, for a process and a product that depends largely on human effort, if you want a higher quality product, you have to pay more. The best doctors, chefs, mechanics and attorneys all make more than the market average. Nevertheless, lenders, AMCs and Fannie Mae all expect appraisal quality to increase even as appraiser fees decrease. Read More