The latest economic and policy trends facing mortgage servicers

Join this webinar for an in-depth roundtable discussion on economic and policy trends impacting servicers as well as a look ahead at strategies servicers should employ in the next year.

2021 RealTrends Brokerage Compensation Report

For the study, RealTrends surveyed all the firms on the 2021 RealTrends 500 and Nation’s Best rankings, asking for annual compensation data for the 2020 calendar year.

Steve Murray on the importance of protecting property rights

In this episode, Steve Murray, RealTrends advisor and industry stalwart, discusses some of the issues facing private property rights, including how a case in Germany could potentially affect U.S. legislation.

Lenders, it’s time to consider offering non-QM products

The non-QM market is making a comeback following a pause in 2020. As lenders rush to implement, Angel Oak is helping them adopt these new lending products.

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2019 HW Vanguard: Kevin Parra

Plaza Home Mortgage Co-founder, Chairman, President and CEO

Kevin Parra is an industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience in all facets of mortgage banking. He co-founded Plaza in 2000 and led it through the mortgage crisis and global recession.

In addition to his leadership role at Plaza, Parra has served on Fannie Mae’s Customer Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of the California Mortgage Bankers Association.

Under Parra’s leadership, Plaza has grown to be a leader in third-party originations, offering a full range of GSE, Government including FHA, VA and USDA, non-conforming, including non-QM, renovation and reverse mortgage programs. This year, Plaza is on track to originate $10 billion in mortgages. 

Over the past 12 months, Parra has played an integral role in the overall strategic direction of the company, spearheaded technology initiatives, rebranded the company and overseen the development and launch of several new loan programs, products and initiatives. 

Parra is passionate about giving back to the community and has instilled this belief into the corporate culture of Plaza, donating more than $500,000 to charities since the founding of the company. 

Plaza has been active with a number of charities over the years, including hurricane relief for the American Red Cross, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and with the San Diego affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Last year, the company donated a percentage of its overall October loan volume to Komen San Diego, totaling $41,000 and plans to do so again this year.

What has been your secret to success?

“I always try to keep in mind that what we do is so important – we help people get into their homes, which isn’t just one of the biggest financial transactions of people’s lives, but also what they dream about. I am so proud to be a part of that.”

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