Marina Walsh is vice president of industry analysis in MBA’s research and economics department, specializing in data analysis with respect to industry benchmarking for residential lenders and servicers.

Currently, she is the lead at MBA for the annual and quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Reports for Independent Mortgage Bankers, the Servicing Operations Study and Forum, the MBA-Stratmor Peer Group Roundtable Program, the Mortgage Banking Compensation Survey Program, the National Survey and other ad hoc surveys.

These data are key inputs and guideposts for business decisions by lenders, as well as being incredibly useful information for investors, other market participants, and policymakers.

Walsh leads a team of highly skilled analysts at MBA who focus their efforts on these benchmarking programs. Her expertise regarding all aspects of financial analysis of mortgage lenders has made her a key source of data and analysis for mortgage executives across the industry.

In addition, Walsh conducts workshops and roundtables on a variety of current topics critical to the mortgage industry and provides program advisory support for several conferences, particularly MBA’s Accounting and Financial Management Conference and its National Servicing Conference. She is an instructor for several MBA Education webinars and courses, including the Introductory and Advanced Schools of Mortgage Servicing and the Future Leaders Program.

Prior to joining MBA, Walsh was a manager in Ernst and Young’s Real Estate Advisory Services Group where her focus was Federal credit program design, implementation and performance measurement. She started her career in the Management Training Program, then subsequently the financial planning division, of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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